Offramp Gallery = 1702 Lincoln Avenue = Pasadena, CA 91103 = 626.298.6931 
Joyce Dallal: Wave
March 8 - April 19, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 8, 2009 2-5pm

Joyce Dallal

Artist’s Statement

This large paper sculpture backs into a corner and forms a wave-like shape flowing from the top of a wall to the floor. It is printed with excerpts from newspaper articles about refugees fleeing the violence of the Iraq war, and is a play on commonly used journalistic terms regarding war such as “wave of violence, wave of bombings, wave of refugees.”

Joyce Dallal

1990: MFA, University of Southern California
1979: Part-time Special Studies in Printmaking, Central College of Art, London, England
1978: BA Magna Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles
1976/77: Junior Year Abroad, Wimbledon School of Art, London, England
Grants and Fellowships:
2008: III Milenio Residencia Internacional Mirador del Jucar Instituto Rural del Arte, Spain
2008/05/01: Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, The Durfee Foundation
2007/08: City of Los Angeles Individual Arts Fellowship (COLA)
1997: First Annual California Digital Arts Workshop participant, sponsored by the American Film Institute and the California Arts Council
1995: WESTAF/NEA Regional Arts Fellowship in Photography, Western States Arts Federation 
1995: Brody Arts Fund Fellowship in Visual Arts, California Community Foundation 
1991-92: City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Grant
Public Art Projects:
2005: Do You Remember?, Public Art Project, Fairfax Branch Public Library, Los Angeles, CA. 
1999: The Conjunction of 500 Wishes, Public Art Project, Los Feliz Branch Public Library, Los Angeles, CA. 
Selected Exhibitions
2009: Flight, United Nations, Northeast Gallery, United Nations Visitors Lobby, NY, NY • Inspiration, Finegood Gallery, West Hills, CA
2008: Babel, Castillo del Alcala del Jucar, Alcala del Jucar, Spain • COLA 2008, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA • Ancestral Memories, El Camino College, Torrance, CA • Piece Process, Pomegranate Gallery, NY, NY
2007: Steroscopic, Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA • Migration Studies, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA • The LA Story, Hebrew Union College Museum, NY, NY, Babylonian Women, Pomegranate Gallery, NY, NY
2006: Makor/Source, USC and UCLA Hillel Art Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2005: Imagining the Book II, 2nd International Biennale of Book Art, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center, Alexandria, Egypt • Sights of War, The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina
2004: Too Jewish, Not Jewish Enough, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2001: Three Words, an installation on the facade of the Fairfax Branch of the Los Angeles Public Libraries, (part of Six Degrees: Art in the Libraries, presented by Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA) • Exploring Los Angeles History, a collaborative project and exhibition with students from All Peoples Continuation High School, sponsored by the Heart Project, at the Mercado Paloma, Los Angeles, CA• Inside Out/Outside In, a collaborative project and exhibition with students from Angeles Plaza Continuation High School, sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum, El Pueblo Gallery at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, CA
2000: Apron Strings, coordinated by Angels Gate Cultural Center, El Camino College Gallery, Torrance, CA • Reproductive Filters, (as a member of the collaborative group M.A.M.A.), Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA • Nonzero Sum Games, (as a member of the collaborative group M.A.M.A.), The Project Room at the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA 
1999: Digital Stories at the Edge of the New Millenium, in conjunction with SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, CA 
1998: Finding Home, a piece for the World Wide Web: • L.A. Freewaves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA • Finding Family Stories, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA 
1996: Blessings and Beginnings, Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles, CA
• Ready to Wear, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA • Detours, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA
1995: Veracity, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Visual Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
1994: Family Album, Main Art Gallery, Visual Art Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA • Mapping the Jungle, Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, CA
1993: Books by Artists, Barnsdall Art Park Junior Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA 
• Memento, William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, CA
1992 • Homesite, a collaborative window installation: Westside Pavilion, The Promenade at Woodland Hills, Sacred Grounds Coffee House in San Pedro, The Cooper Building; Los Angeles, CA • World News II, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
• Women and History, Hampshire College Photography Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts  
1991: Professors’ Choice IV,  Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
• Annual Exhibition, juried by Robert Sobieszek, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA • World News, Beyond Baroque Gallery, Venice, CA
1990: The Promise, Window Installation, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and the Broadway Spring Center, Downtown Los Angeles (part of the Los Angeles Open Festival) • The Distance Between, Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, USC, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Publications:
2008: COLA 2008 Individual Artist Fellowships, Exhibition Catalog, essay by Doris Bittar, published by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles 
• Encylopedia of Arab American Artists, Artist of the American Mosaic, Fayed S. Oweis, Greenwood Press
2007: • Jewish Art in America, Matthew Baigell, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Md.
2005: Imagining the Book ll, Exhibition Catalog, published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
2002: Urban Surprises: A Guide to Public Art in Los Angeles, edited by Gloria Gerace, published by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
1999: Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar, A Proud Chapter (picture), Nicolai Ouroussoff, March 28, p.60
1998: Los Angeles Times, Valley Edition, Extended Family, Josef Woodard, March 12, Weekend Section, p.50 • Santa Barbara News-Press, Artists Explore their Past, Joan Crowder, February 22, Section D, p.1 • Finding Family Stories, Exhibition Catalog, essay by Louise Steinman
1996: Parallaxis, Fifty-Five Points to View, Artist Notes by Kathleen Shields, Western States Arts Federation publication • Los Angeles Times, Virtues of ‘Blessings’ Shine Over Problems, William Wilson, October 9, p. F6 • The Jewish Journal, Inspired Beginnings, Dianne Arieff Zaga, October 11-17   
1994: Family Album, Exhibition Catalog, Artist page and catalog essay by Betty Brown, Main Art Gallery Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton
1993: Los Angeles Times, Reactions to Horrors Amid Holocaust, Martin Milli, February 26, Metro/South Bay, p. B4 
1992: Artweek, Vol. 23, #29, Art and Advocacy: Art Activism in Southern California, 
Collette Chattopadhyay, December 3, p.18 • L.A. Weekly, Home is Where the Site is, Connie Monaghan, October 9-15, Good Times Section • Los Angeles Times, L.A. Stories, Nancy Kapitanoff, Valley Life, p.11
1992: La Opinion, Se necesita arte para las vitrinas, Luis Manuel González, June 23, Panorama, p.1 • Los Angeles Times Orange County edition, ‘Other Side’ of Gulf War Spotlighted, Cathy Curtis, Calendar, p.1 • Oversight at the Gate, Issue #3, Spring 1992, p.8
Professional Activities:
1992-present: Professor of Art, Digital Media, El Camino College, Torrance, CA
2007-09: Member, Piece Process, Arab and Jewish Artsit Collaborative
2007: Panel Participant, DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan
2005: Visiting Artist Lecture, The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina
• Workshop Participant; Artist Lecture, Imagining the Book II, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
2003: Visiting Artist Lecture, Orange Coast College Photography Department, Orange County, CA
2001: Television Interview, City Arts, City of Los Angeles Cable Station, Los Angeles, CA
1998: Conversations with the Artists, Finding Family Stories Exhibition, Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
1997: Panelist, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, in conjunction with the exhibition Too Jewish
1994 : Visiting Artist, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina
1992 : Radio Interview, KPFK Art News with Molly Barnes, Los Angeles, CA, August 14
1991-92 : Co-editor, Journal, quarterly publication of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art • Board Member, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art
1991: Symposium Speaker, Women and History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
1990 : Television Interview, Women in Contemporary Art, Continental Cable Public Access Station, West Los Angeles

Joyce Dallal
Wave, 2009
approximately 9’x 6’x 6’
ink-jet print on rice paper, wire