LIGHTBODY, Joyce

Creator

LIGHTBODY, JOYCE
b. United States, 1954
Visual artist Joyce Lightbody was born in 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island. She studied art at Kalamazoo College and the University of Rhode Island, until her junior year of college when Lightbody and her family moved to California. There, she received her BA in Art at the UC Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies in 1975. Lightbody is best known for her unique collage work, often presenting central elements of cartography, stamp use, and notation systems, both phonetic and musical. She has been included in group exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art and the Art Museum of South Texas, and spotlighted in solo shows at ACME Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Beyond visual arts, Lightbody has a notable passion for music, focusing on experimental, contemporary, and world beat genres. She has pursued this passion through a decade of a capella choral composition, as well as the release of her LP, Bear Ears and Other Songs. Lightbody has also had a career in teaching, at both UC Los Angeles and Otis College of Art and Design.

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LIGHTBODY, JOYCE, b. United States, 1954, and Visual artist Joyce Lightbody was born in 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island. She studied art at Kalamazoo College and the University of Rhode Island, until her junior year of college when Lightbody and her family moved to California. There, she received her BA in Art at the UC Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies in 1975. Lightbody is best known for her unique collage work, often presenting central elements of cartography, stamp use, and notation systems, both phonetic and musical. She has been included in group exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art and the Art Museum of South Texas, and spotlighted in solo shows at ACME Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Beyond visual arts, Lightbody has a notable passion for music, focusing on experimental, contemporary, and world beat genres. She has pursued this passion through a decade of a capella choral composition, as well as the release of her LP, Bear Ears and Other Songs. Lightbody has also had a career in teaching, at both UC Los Angeles and Otis College of Art and Design., “LIGHTBODY, Joyce,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4679.