Joyce Rezendes Biography

Joyce Rezendes





Joyce Rezendes, painter, printmaker, art historian, curator, lecturer, moderator, and archivist, was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1937. She was raised in Santa Barbara, California and studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) in Oakland under Nathan Oliveira, Richard Diebenkorn, and Saboru Hasegawa, receiving her BFA in 1957.  

Rezendes is also president and founder of Art in Perpetuity, a non-profit organization designed to care for artists’ estates. She has been awarded the B. Alexander Scholarship for study and travel; the Mills College Teaching Fellowship; the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant; the University of Maryland Overseas Research Grant; the San Luis Obispo Arts Council Grant; the E.D. Foundation Grant; and the F.W. Kuh Memorial Grant. Her online resume lists twenty-four solo exhibitions between 1956 and 2010, and she has been included in numerous group shows.

The work of Joyce Rezendes is in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and numerous corporate and private collections. Rezendes has lived and worked in Manhattan since 1978.