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Featured Artist October 2015

Joyce Nojima

Joyce Nojima is a second-generation Japanese American born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. She received her B.A. in Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley in 2003 and earned her MFA at University of California, Davis in 2014.

Artist Statement

With my hands, I grip my material and at times pull it apart. Puncturing, disfiguring, welding, and drawing with a heated iron rod. Tentative gestures are interrupted by thick yet translucent scars. These marks echo the dichotomy between rhythm and atonality, thoughtfulness and impetuousness. The more I manipulate the material, the more volume is revealed. I search for beauty in destruction and become lost in the surface I create.

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Untitled (2015)
60 x 60 x 180 inches, Installation: Plastic sheet with soldered holes

Untitled (2015)
10.5 x 18 x 5 inches, Medium: Plastic Bag with soldered holes holding glue forms

Untitled (2015)
9 x 12 x 3 inches; Medium: Plastic bag with soldered holes and thread