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In her mixed media assemblages, Joyce Blunk enshrines found objects in wooden boxes or shelves, highlighting the symbolic meaning of everyday items. Blunk's compositions imbue her carefully selected objects with emotional significance and encourage deep thought from the viewer.
Joyce Blunk was born in Iowa in 1939. She holds a BA, MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Millay Colony for the Arts residency, and three North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowships. Her paintings and box sculptures have been widely exhibited throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as in Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, England, Spain and the Republic of China. She is represented in the collections of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and Western Carolina University. Blunk lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina.