Joy Laville

Woman in a Blue Chair
1990
Lithograph
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Woman in a Blue Chair
1990
Lithograph

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Joy Laville | Biography

Joy Laville (born September 8, 1923) is an English/Mexican artist who lives and works in Cuernacava, Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in Mexico and abroad including the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Museo de Arte Moderno. In 2012, she received the Bellas Artes Medal for her life’s work.


During the spring of 2004, Joy Laville was honored with a retrospective exhibition at Mexico City's Museo de Arte Moderno. Laville works zealously and has presented twenty-one individual shows in twenty years, in Mexico, Europe, and the United States. 2004's retrospective exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno, curated by Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros, brought together works from more than four decades and represented Joy Laville's unique and continuing contribution to contemporary Mexican art.