KC (Kacey) Joyce Biography

KC (Kacey) Joyce




Printmaker K.C (Kayce) Joyce was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1947. Though she was active as an artist in the late 1950s, her formal studies didn't begin until the mid 1960s, when she took courses at the Cari Institute de Idiomas, Malaga, Spain (1966 - 1967), after receiving praise from artist Pablo Picasso. She then returned briefly to the states where she attended the University of Oregon (1967 - 1968), before returning to Europe and attending the University of Pavia, Italy (1968 - 1969). Following her time in Europe she settled once more in Oregon, where she earned her BFA in printmaking at the Univerity of Oregon, Eugene in 1972. 

Of particular focus for Joyce is the reduction color woodcut, which she has taught at Lane Community College in Eugene. She has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and her work is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum; Oregon State University; University of Oregon Museum of Art;  and the Munson Williams Proctor Museum in Utica, New York, among many others.

She continues to live and work in Eugene, Oregon. 

Oregon Bach Festival Poster Award; Governors Arts Awards Poster and Gift Prize; Oregon Achievers Award, University of Oregon (1993)

A full list of Joyce's exhibitions can be found at the Augen Gallery, which represents the artist.