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JOY WULKE is a nationally recognized sculptor whose work bridges the boundary between visual art and architecture.  Since receiving her Masters of Environmental Design degree from Yale in 1974, she has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in U.S., Europe and Japan.  She has received numerous awards, including 2 Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artist Grants.  Her commissions span the country and include work for Lincoln Center Film Forum in New York and The Louisiana Worlds Fair.  Wulke is a consultant with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts in the Art in Public Spaces program.  She is founder of Projects for a New Millennium which has initiated collaborative projects in Connecticut, New York, Montana, Florida, and California.  

Education
Master of Environmental Design, Yale University, 1974
Bachelor of Arts – Architecture, Washington State University, 1970
Awards
2009 Rhode Island School of Design Professional Development grant - travel to Iceland
Connecticut Technology Council - 2009 Women of Innovation in the Community Award
2008 Artist Fellowship Grant – Sculpture, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Toursim
2006 Achievement Award for Environmental Education; Guilford Art Center, Connecticut
Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Projects2k organization grant

Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Artistic Excellence, Projects2k

2005 Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Artistic Excellence, “Terra Mirabila” event & educational program
2004 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Artistic Excellence, “Izzy in Lumina Land” installation & education program.
2003 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Artistic Excellence, “Terra Lumina” Series 2003.
2002 Connecticut Department of Tourism, Projects for a New Millennium 2002-2003 programming promotion.

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Artistic Excellence, “Terra Alchemica 2002-03” series of events.

2001

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Artistic Excellence, “Terra Lumina 2002” a epic multi media event illustrating the story of light through laser, theatrical light, original score, water, fire, rock climbers, and dance.

2000 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Artistic Excellence, "Marvels Continued" Workshop series to accompany "Continuum Marvels" and publication for national distribution. 
State of Connecticut for "Navigation in Time" presented at OpSail 2000, New London.
1999 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Organizational Challenge Grant, to Projects for a New Millennium, Inc., "Continuum Marvels", an international traveling art and science presentation program.

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Partnership, to Projects for a New Millennium, Inc.

1998 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Artistic Excellence, "Terra Continuum", to Projects for a New Millennium.
Montana Arts Council, Arts Are Central to Our Communities, "Shapes of the Wind"; Partnership with Projects for a New Millennium, Lincoln School Foundation and Park County Friends of the Arts.

Montana Arts Council, Artists in Schools/Communities Special Project, "Shapes of the Wind"; Partnership with Projects for a New Millennium, Lincoln School Foundation and Park County Friends of the Arts.

1997 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Partnership, to Projects for a New Millennium, Inc., Branford Land trust, and the Blackstone Library.
1996 Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Arts Initiative Grant to Projects for a New Millennium.

Connecticut Commission of the Arts, Artistic Excellence, to Projects for a New Millennium, Inc.

1995 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Partnership, to Projects for a New Millennium, Inc.
1994 Weissman Visiting Artist, Connecticut College.
New England Foundation for the Arts, New Forms Grant, to Wulke/Taccani collaboration.

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Projects Grant, to Projects for a New Millennium, Inc.

Weir Farm Artist in Residence.

1993 Selected to design Pro Bono Publico Award for the American Bar Association.
1992 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Projects Grant, Projects for a New Millennium and New Haven Artist's Theater.

International Sculpture Center, International Contemporary Fair, Japan.

1991 International Design Magazine, Annual Design Review, Wulke selected in Environments category.

Selected to design Commission on Women in the Profession Award for the American Bar Association. Works in the collections of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine K. Albright, Janet Reno, Anita Hill and others.

1990 National Art Award Nominee, SCCA, Winston-Salem,NC.
1989 New Art New Material; First place in national competition, North Carolina State University, Raleigh,NC.

Ragdale Fellow, Forest Hills, IL.

1987 Polaroid Corporation, Polarizer Division, Materials Grant

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant

1986 Artist's Showcase Invitational, Hartford "350"; Award for "City of Precarious Balance".
1981 Montana State Arts Council; Exhibition Grant.

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant.

1974-76 The Teacher Center, Inc.; member of team receiving a National Endowment for the Arts grant to study and work Environments in education.
1972-76 Member of team receiving a Title III grant to develop special preschool programs and to build learning.

Environments for children with learning disabilities in Cheshire, CT.

1974 Collegiate Schools of Architecture Grant, Yale School of Architecture.
Museum Collections
1993-Present Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Yale University
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Polaroid
Affiliations
2006-Present Present American Institute of Architects – Associate member
1993-Present Founder and President of Projects for a New Millennium, Inc., a non-profit organization creating educational programs and events focusing on the environment, arts, and technology in collaboration. www.projects2k.org
1995-Present Advisory Board for the School of Architecture, Washington State University
1998-2004 Project Coordinator for Art in Public Spaces with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts
1996-2000 Cultural Planning Council, Regional Cultural Plan for Greater New Haven.
1995-Present Advisory Board for the School of Architecture, Washington State University
1989-1997 Board of Directors, David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion.
Selected Commissions
2009 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Art/Display cabinet & design of Creamery
CT Aero Tech School, facade sculpture, Brainard Airport, Hartford CT, Connecticut Art in Public Spaces program
Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT signature atrium work.
2008 Brainard Airport, Hartford, CT; Façade work commissioned by the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism
Beverly Willis Foundation, New York, Series of 10 architectural sculptures
2006-2008 Needham High School, MA; Atrium and outdoor work utilizing solar & wind power. To include artist residency design of a Public Art course.
2007 North Carolina State University, Light Sculpture for library addition
Private Residence, NYC
Greenway Project, Urban Arts, Boston, MA, Finalist
2005 Milwaukee Historical Society, Milwauke, WI, Finalist
Beecher School, New Haven, CT, Finalist
2004 Atrium Sculpture, Middlesex Hospital
Fountain, Albuquerque, NM
2003
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Massachusetts Bar Association – Design for John Adams Award
2002 Illuminated park entry atrium, Walnut Hill Park (Fredrick Law Olmsted), City of New Britain, CT
Glass Garden Screen, Wilber-King Gardens, Guilford, CT
2001 Atrium Sculpture, Eastern Connecticut State University, CT
2000 Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.
1998 National Shopping Centers, Cermack Plaza, Chicago, IL.
1997 Bermant Collection, Santa Barbara, CA.
1996 Montana State University, Business Administration Building, Missoula, MT.

Design for garden ornament as part of the Children's Garden, Central Park, NYC.

1994 Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT.
1993 Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT.
1991 Lincoln Center Film Forum, NYC, NY.
Santa Barbara Corporate Center, Santa Barbara, CA.

Collaborations with Charles Moore, FAIA.

1990 Atrium sculpture for the Oceanside Civic Center, Oceanside, CA; Charles Moore, FAIA.

Fountain and lighting fixtures for the Brillstein Residence, Malibu, CA; Charles Moore, FAIA (on cover of May 1991 Architectural Digest).

1989 Sculpture for National Shopping Centers, Chicago, IL.
Sculpture for National Shopping Centers, Harrison, NY.
Atrium sculpture for United Technologies Research Center, Hartford, CT.

Sculpture for National Shopping Centers, Pittsfield, MA.

1986 Sculpture for Connecticut Bank and Trust, Hartford, CT.

Sculpture for National Shopping Centers, Hamden, CT.

1985 Sculpture for Centerbrook Architects, Essex, CT.
1984 Sculptures for the "Wonder Wall", Louisiana World's Fair, New Orleans, LA; Charles Moore, FAIA.
Curated Productions and Exhibitions
2007-2010 "The Great Alone" National Touring Exhibition of a 22 year photo essay of a MT School House, the Beinecke Collection
2007 "With Dream Awakened Eyes" Stage & media design w/ Ellen W. Kaplan-Smith College, Springfield Museum, MA
2006-2007 "Terra Firma", Experiencing geology through science & art. A summer camp for 3rd-6th graders in collaboration with the Yale Peabody Museum.
2005 “Terra Mirabila”, A collaboration with Yale Geologist to present the history of Stony Creek Granite from the beginning of geological time. Presented in the Stony Creek Quarry, CT illustrated by laser, light, music, water, steam, & more.
"Luminata", National Curated exhibition of works using light, Guilford Arts Center, CT
2004 "Izzy in Lumina Land", A collaboration with Biologists to present an evening of ecology & antics of frogs in the Bluefish Baseball Stadium in Bridgeport, CT accompanied by family programs at the Beardsley Zoo and a fine art exhibition at the Housatonic Museum all focused on frogs their transformation and place in the larger echo-systems.
2003 “The Planets”; A collaboration with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra creating a revolutionary experience of classical music, visual art and technology.   Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
2002 “Tetra Lumina”, an illuminated public sculpture accompanied by an exhibition and performance. - New Haven Edge Festival

“Terra Alchemica”, a day of geological discovery in the Stony Creek Quarry in collaboration with Ralph Lewis, Connecticut State Geologist.  

2001 "Terra Lumina"; light, sound, laser performance visualizing the quest for the explanation for the phenomenon of light; laser light, original score, dance and light performance in the Stony Creek Quarry,CT with the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT.
2000 "Navigation Through Time", light, sound, laser performance visualizing the Geological and Archeological history of the coastline of Connecticut during the OPSAIL2000CT celebration of tall ships in Groton, CT.

"Continuum Marvels" in collaboration with the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, pilot traveling art/science program.,

1999 "Terra Continuum", Opera performance, light, sound, laser performance for the Millennium, a pre event for International Festival of Arts and Ideas.
1998 "Tempus Continuum", student competition an the professional exhibition, Hastings, NY.
1997 "Shapes of the Wind", Art/Science/Nature school and exhibition program in Livingston, MT.

"Shapes of Time & tide", International invitational exhibition with art/science public programming, Mystic Art Assoc, CT

"Sun Wind Tide" International competition for art/science collaborative proposals for public art in New London, CT (replace existing) found under 1996-2007

1996

"Celebration of Branford Waters"; Library, children's and seniors program and environmental awareness day with working boat parade, pirates, star & sun gazing and a laser light and sound spectacle.

1995 "Visualization of Time"-Quarry Sundial & Laser Chronometer, a major performance event including hour markers by twelve individual sculptors a cantor, an orator, a lighting designer, composer, and community involvement to create an evening of theatrical light, sound and poetry in an abandoned quarry.  Written and produced by Joy Wulke and sponsored by Projects for a New Millennium, Inc.
Selected Exhibitions
2009 "Sustainable?" Central Connecticut State University in conjunction with Climate Change summit.
"Smoke & Mirrors" 195 Church St. Gallery, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, CT
"Seduced" Guilford Art Center, CT
2008 "Sublime Climate" Thompson Gallery, Weston MA
2007-2008 "Trainscapes" DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2006 “Landscapes of Dark and Light" Moria Fitsimmons Gallery, New Haven, CT, solo
"Morphology" Chappell Gallery, Chelsea-New York, NY, Solo
2005 "Can't Get There From Here", RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2004 “Izzy the in Lumina Land”, Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT
“Looking Towards the Light”, Sasaki, Boston, MA
"Celebration of Connecticut Forests", CT Environmental Protection Agency traveling exhibition (curator)
2003 “Evanescent Environs – Fields & Frogs”, University of New Haven, CT
“Unbuilt”, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
“Luminata”, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT (curator)
2002 “Places…Real?”, The New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven, CT
“Where Earth Meets Sky, Architecture in Fabric”, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT (curator)
“Ancient Sea Beds – Current Coastlines”, Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Stony Creek, CT
Glass Garden Screen, Wilber-King Gardens, Guilford, CT
2001 John Slade Eli House, New Haven, CT
2000 Manchester Community College, CT, "Spirit Landscapes".
1999 Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD " Up from Under Before Going Down".
1998-99 Grounds for Sculpture, "Glass Artists", Hamilton, NJ.
1998 Botanica, Bozeman, MT, "Inside In-Search".
1997 Steven Gang Gallery, NYC, NY, "Forest for the Trees". 
A.I.R., NYC, NY, 25th Anniversary Exhibition.
1996 Urban Glass, NYC, NY, "People in Glass Houses", curated by Alison Sky.
1995 Weir Farm, Wilton, CT, "Dance of the Day".
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, "Death & Transformation".

Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT "1995 Weir Farm Visiting Artists".

Washington State University, School of Art, Pullman, WA, "Exploration into the Visualization of Time".
1994 Connecticut College, Manwaring Gallery, New London, CT "Millennium Garden".
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, "New Millennium Garden".
University of California, Davis, CA, "New Millennium City Plan".

Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT exhibition & performance, "Nature Time & the Built Environment".

1993 Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, “Ambiance of Entrance”.  
American Institute of Architects, Albuquerque, NM, “Ghost Lights of Invented Pasts”.  
San Bernardino County Museum, CA Fine Arts Institute 28th Exhibition, juried by Peter Frank.  

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, ANA 22

1992 Samuel S.T. Chen Art Center, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT "Breathless.
Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT "Upstream Swimmers" with Silvia Taccani.
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, "New Worlds".

Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, "Resonance".

1991-1992 New York University, Broadway Windows, NYC, NY "Evanescent City". 
Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX, "Beyond Photography".

American Interfaith Council, Philadelphia, PA, "Kristallnacht".

1991 Hiles Gallery, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT "The Hoist Room".
Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Connecticut Artists, "From the Frying Pan into the Fire", installation.

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; Connecticut Biennial, "Purgatorial Negotiation", installation.

1989 City Spirit Artists, Merchants Bank, New Haven, CT; "Dance of Dark and Light".
1988 O.K. Harris, New York, NY "Breaking the Box"
The Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; "Montana Ghost Lights".
Double Rocking G Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; "I Always Take the Fun Way Home".
Artifacts Gallery, San Francisco, CA; "Stories in Sculpture and Drawings".
Paul Mellon Art Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT; "Home, Hearth, and Other Follies".

John Lyman Center, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT; "About Light".

1986 Artists Showcase Invitational, Hartford "350"; Award for "City of Precarious Balance".
Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artist Showcase, Hartford, CT; "City of Memory & Anticipation".
Gallery Jazz, New Haven, CT; "Architectural Sculpture".
Interart De St. Amand Gallery, New York, NY; "3 Artists".
Artwest Gallery, Jackson, WY; "National Competition".

50 West Gallery, New York, NY; "Glass".

1984 Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY; "Bloomer/Wulke-World's Fair Wonders".
1982 School of Architecture, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; "A New Light".
1981 American Thread Co. Building, New York, NY; "Shadow and Shelter".

Wadsworth Athenaeum, Lions Gallery of the Senses, Hartford, CT; "Passage".

Lectures/ Teaching/ Papers
2004-2008 Rhode Island School of Design, Public Art, Providence, RI
2006-2008 Needham High School, MA. Initiation of a public Art Course
1997-2008 Art and Technology Biannual Symposium, Connecticut College, New London, CT, Paper presentations
2007 Invited Presenter "Cross Roads II" Collaborative Research for Social Justice, Hartford, CT
2006

Terra Firma, Peabody Museum Summer Camp, Yale University, New Haven, CT Geology Collaboration

2005 Rhode Island School Of Design, Presentation on work to Alumni, Providence, RI
2003-2004 Massachusetts College of Art; Spring Course, Art Public Places/Art for the Public, Boston, MA
Rhode Island School of Design, Public Art, Providence, RI
2003 University of New Haven, Contemporary Art Survey, New Haven, CT
Public Art Fund; Boston, MA; Juror
Guest Critic – Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Rhode Island
2002 ArtSci2001 symposium, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC.Session leader “ArtSci Collaborations” Feedback.
HOT School Summer Institute “Navigation Through Time” teacher training program.
2001 ArtSci2001 symposium, CUNY, Graduate Center, NYC.  Session leader "ArtSci Collaborations".
2000 Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT; "Marvels Continued" family workshops.
1999 Presented by Laura Cloud, Professor, Michigan State University, as part of "Contemporary Women Artists in the US" in Australia at the Sydney College of Art.
1998 Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.
1997 Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, New London, CT.
1996 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
Broward Community College, Coconut Creek, FL.

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, Graduate Student Advisor.

1995 Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
1994 Connecticut College, New London, CT, Weissman Visiting Artist.  
Yale University, Master of Environmental Design Studio critic.  

Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY, Furniture Design critic.

1989 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; Centennial Scholar; guest critic for studios of Fine Arts and Architecture.
1987 Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK; guest faculty for Art in Public Places studio in preparation for Glasgow's Designation as 1989 International City of Culture.
1986-87 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; adjunct faculty; created and taught color and light course; Sophomore, junior, and senior design studios.
1986 Collegiate Schools of Architecture, annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; photographic studies in Vernacular. Architecture project selected for presentation.
1984 Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; guest critic for sculpture studio including projects designed for the 1984 World's Fair.
1981-84 Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; Assistant Professor; taught fine art foundation courses, 3-D design, drawing, color and light, sophomore, junior and senior design studios; organized exhibitions and seminars; organized and administered a national symposium on art and architectural; student advisor; participated in departmental and university governance.
1974-80 Yale University, New Haven, CT; guest critic for undergraduate foundation 3-D design projects.

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; guest critic for studios in Interior Design.

1975-76 Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT; adjunct faculty for lecture and studio series on Aesthetics in the Environment.
1974 Yale University, New Haven, CT; created and taught Davenport Seminar/Studio studying growth forms and Vernacular architecture, and created sculptural/architectural works.
Selected Publications
Artists Next Door, Edited by Cheever Tyler, The Partnership for Connecticut Cities, 2006; New Media Art, Michael Rush, Thames & Hudson, 2004; The New York Times; Fabric in Architecture; Arts New England; Art Forum; Architectural Digest; International Design Review; Glass Quarterly, Neu Glas 11, Architectural Record; Sculpture; LA Architect, Interiors; New Media in Late 20th Century Art, Michael Rush, Thames & Hudson, 1999; 1999Review Magazine; Architectural Ornamentalism, Detailing in the Craft Tradition, Jim Kemp, Whitney Library of Design, 1987 Interior Spaces Designed by Architects, McGraw-Hill 1981, among others. New Media in Late 20th -Century Art, Michael Rush, Thames & Hudson, 1999; 1999Review Magazine; The New York Times; Fabric in Architecture; Arts New England; Art Forum; Architectural Digest; International Design Review; New Glass 11, Architectural Record; Sculpture; LA Architect, Interiors; Architectural Ornamentalism, Detailing in the Craft Tradition, Jim Kemp, Whitney Library of Design, 1987 among others.



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