Joyce Watkins King is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Oxford, NC. Raleigh has been her home since 1975.

She earned her MFA in Visual Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2017. In addition to a B.A. Degree in Environmental Design in Visual Design/Product Design and a minor in Textiles, she holds an M.S. Degree in Management and Textiles from NC State.

Joyce is a fellow of the Vermont Studio Center, the Hambidge Center in Georgia, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has also taken courses at Penland School in metalsmithing, photojournalism, printmaking, mixed media painting, encaustic, and public art.

During the past ten years Joyce has had more than 30 solo shows in North Carolina. Her work has been included in more than 100 local and regional juried group exhibitions, five national exhibitions, and three international exhibitions. Her work is represented in many private, corporate, and institutional collections in the Triangle region of North Carolina including Meredith College, SAS, Hunt Library at NC State University, the NC Museum of History, and Capital Associated Industries.

Since 2010 Joyce's primary medium has been fiber/fabric.
Her work explores the boundaries between two and three dimensions, inside and outside, abstraction and representation.

Her current bodies of work include Hybrid Structures and Fast Fashion Fiasco.


Juried Exhibitions and Awards: Joyce Watkins King

1987,1988,1989: Faculty and Staff Exhibitions: NC State University-Raleigh, NC
Beverly Ayscue, Lope Max Diaz, Fernando Magallanes, jurors
Raleigh Fine Arts Exhibition: open to NC artists
1996, Meredith College, Donald Kuspit, New York art critic, juror, honorable mention
1999, Meredith College, Lee Hall, juror
2000, Meredith College, Charles Hinman, New York artist, juror
2005, Meredith College, Douglas Fogle, Walker Arts Center, juror
2007, Meredith College, Brian Dursum, Director and Curator, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, juror
Visual Art Exchange-Raleigh, NC: juried shows generally open to NC artists
1996, “Monochroma” Show, Gerry Lynch, juror
1997, “NEW (Never Exhibited Works) Art” Show, Lope Max Diaz, juror
1997, “Pottery and Paintings” Show
1997, “In My Image” Show, David Benson, juror
1997, “North Carolina Regional Artist Grant Recipients” Show
1998, “NEW” Show,” Gilbert Leebrick, juror, Director of the Wellington B. Gray Gallery, ECU
2000, “NEW” Show
2001, “In the City” Show
2001, “Photography and Sculpture” Show, juror, Nona Short
2002, “Passionate Places” Show
2002, “Miniature Works” Show, Nicole Kennedy, juror, honorable mention,
2003, “Past Year Winners” Show, “Town and Country” Show, “All Creatures Great and Small” Show
2004, “Spring Fling” Show, juror, Charles Joyner, honorable mention,
2004, “Let the Games Begin” Show, juror,
2004, “It’s Still Life!” Show, juror, Lauren Harry, Curator NC Museum of Art
2004, “NEW Show,”juror, Nicholas Bragg, Director Reynolda House Museum, honorable mention
2004, “Dream a Little Dream” Show, juror, Molly Miller, owner Bickett Gallery
2005, Gala Show, honorable mention, juror, Ben Williams, former director NC State GAD
2005, NEW Show, juror, Larry Wheeler, director NCMA, honorable mention
2006, NEW show, juror, Carla Hanzel,curator, Mint Museum, two pieces
2006, Text and Numbers show, Erica Steimetz, Glance Gallery, juror, first place
2007, Room with a View, Lee Tripi, juror
2007, For the Love of Art, Linda Dougherty, Curator of Contemporry Art, NC Museum
of Art and Bob Doster, Glance Gallery, jurors, first place
2007, Line, Linda Dougherty, Curator NC Museum of Art, juror, honorable mention
2007, Scope : The NC Landscape, Edie Carpernter, Curtor of the Green Hill Center of NC Art in
Greensboro, NC, juror

Currently Represented by:
Artful Living Gallery, Hickory, NC
Porto Furniture and Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Work on display at Peak Fitness/Spa Health Clubs in Cary and two Raleigh locations

2010-2011: Work featured in three issues of ArtSee Magazine.
2005, Work reproduced in the May/June issue of Village Rambler Magazine
2005, Work reproduced in the June issue of Metro Magazine
2004, 2006, Work reproduced in Carolina Woman magazine
2006, Work reproduced in the July/Augst issue of Village Rambler Magazine
2006, Artwork selected for posters to advetise SparkCon, a conference in Raleigh, NC
2006, Work featured in the Works of Heartauction publications package
Oher Exhibitions
1997, Artspace-Raleigh, NC, “The Other Self” Show, juror, Jan Riley
1997, Franklin Square Gallery-Southport, NC, “4th of July National Juried Show”
Recipient of a North Carolina Regional Artists Grant, 1997, the inaugural year, show at VAE
1998, York County Museum-South Carolina, “Border Biennial” Show,
open to artists in NC and SC, Howardena Pindell, juror, curator, Museum of Modern Art, NY
1998, Gaddy-Hamrick Gallery, Meredith College, “NC Photographers Annual Show, John Knipe, juror
1999, Lee Hansley Gallery, “The Capitol Show,” juror, Lee Hansley, owner Lee Hansley Gallery

2001, Raleigh Red Wolf Ramble Artist, jurors, Kathleen Rieder and Kyle Highsmith
2003, Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC Artists Exhibition, juror, Judith Meighan
2003, DiPerri Gallery, photographs and paintings, “La Bella Figuore” Show
2003, April & George Wine Gallery, “Four Women” Show
2003, “North Carolina Women Artists Show,” Moreton Neal and Wendy H. Outland, jurors2001, “North Carolina Women Artists Show,” Jerry Bolas, juror, Director, Ackland Museum
2002, “North Carolina Women Artist sShow,” Sara Schroth, juror, DUMA Curator 2004, “ArtWear” Show, (One of 20 NC women artists invited to participate, sponsored by the Chapel Hill, NC Women’s Center)
2005, Capital City Club, New Works, one-person show, August through October
2005-2006, National Collage Society Show, Butler Art Institute, Ohio, November through January 2006
2005-2006 Fins Restaurant, New Works, one person show, June through January 2006
2006, Design Box “Trashed” Show: Raleigh, NC, April-May, 2006, works made from recycled “trash”
2006, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC Dec ‘06-Jan ‘07, Winter Show
2007,” Saving the Places Your Love,” Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2007, Diversty Art Showcease, National AFP Convention, Dallas, TX, two pieces

One-Person Shows: Galleries, Colleges, and other Venues
1997, Gallery A, Raleigh, NC, “Present Memories”
1997, Seaboard Cafe, Raleigh, NC, “Seaboard Scenes”
1998, NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, Raleigh, NC, “Recent Works”
2000, Louisburg College Art Gallery, “Urbanscapes”
2002, Brass Grill, Raleigh, NC, “Recent Work”
2004, Red Hat, Raleigh, NC, “ New Works”
2005, Capital City Club, Raleigh, NC “New Works”
2005-2006, Fins Restaurant, Raleigh, NC, “Mixed Media”
2006, Wasabi Restaurant, Cary, NC, “Mixed Media”
2006, Sunflower Restaurant, Raleigh, NC, “Recent Works”
2006, Municipal Gallery, Raleigh, NC, April-June, 2006, Two-person show with Raleigh artist, Anthony Ulinski
2007, Vision Quest Wealth Management, RTP, NC, “Recent Works”
2007, Artful Living Gallery, High Point, NC, “Recent Works”
2007, Recent Works, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC, two-person show with Raleigh artist, Luke Buchanan

Contact Information:

Joyce Watkins King
1326 Rand Drive
Raleigh, NC 27608