Joy Bonfield – Colombara [ JOY BC ]
Joy BC is an Artist Goldsmith who works predominantly in Nobel Metals and Bronze. Her work has been described as wearable artworks and miniature sculpture.
After graduating from Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Glasgow School of Art Joy was taught by by two master goldsmiths before doing her MA in Jewellery and Metal at the Royal College of Art. Whilst at the RCA Joy was awarded a fully funded research fellowship to KCUA, the oldest art school in Japan. Joy was subsequently awarded the International Graduate Prize from Gallery MARZEE and Overall Excellence by Theo Fennel. She has exhibited at Collect at Somerset house, in Gallery Intro and Gallery MARZEE in the Netherlands, Gallery 2G in Tokyo and KCUA Gallery in Kyoto.
Joy BC works from a studio in central London.
Royal College of Art, London (2017-2019)
Kyoto City University of arts, Kyoto (2018)
Hiko Mizuno Collage of Tokyo, Tokyo (2012)
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (2011-2014)
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
MARZEE Graduate Prize, Gallery MARZEE, Netherlands, (2019)
Theo Fennell ‘Overall Excellence’ Award, R.C.A London (2019)
Residency: Japanese Lacquer/material, KCUA, Kyoto (2019)
The Richard Hubbard Memorial Prize (for drawing, 2014)
‘Make Works’ Paid Residency, Scotland (2013)
Hiko Mizuno School of Jewellery in Tokyo, Japan (2012)
Precious Metal Bursary from The Goldsmiths Company (2012)
Travel Bursary from Friends of Glasgow School of Art (2012)
Collect, Somerset House, Represented by Gallery MARZEE, London 2020
Theo Fennell Award Winners. Theo Fennell Gallery, London, (2019)
Marzee Int. Graduate Show, Gallery Marzee, The Netherlands, (2019)
The Show, Royal College of Art, Woo Building, London, (2019)
‘International Student Exhibition’. KCUA, Kyoto, (2018)
Degree Show at GSA, Glasgow (2014)
Joy BC, Drawings & collages.
Daniel Riley, High-Definition Photographies.
Chris Rhodes, Artistic Photographies.
Ronan Mackenzie, Combs Photographies.
Olivia Rose, Portrait Photographies.
Maisie Cousins, Artistic Photographies.
Diana Eastma, Studio Photographies.
Elodie Fabbri, Identity design & Digital Art Direction.