Joy Gregory was born in 1959 in Bicester, Oxfordshire. While responding to political and social concerns, her work incorporates elements of digital technology and print, documenting contemporary life in a story telling manner. Her technical abilities in photography spans from video, digital and analogue photography to Victorian print processes.
Her work was presented as part of Iniva’s participation in London Art Fair 2017. Her film Gomera was screened at Iniva in 2009 and is the result of a long-term research project exploring the relationship between language and the environment with emphasis on issues around language endangerment. Between 1997-1998, in collaboration with Iniva’s virtual gallery X-space, Joy Gregory’s online project ‘Blonde’ invited visitors to explore the notions of blonde, not just as a hair colour but also as a state of mind. The website featured a wig gallery and a collection of images of favourite and famous blondes.
Her works have been shown in blank100, London (2018), South London Gallery (2017), Venice Biennale (2017), Newlyn Gallery & the Exchange (2017), and Biennale of Sydney (2010).
Gregory attended Manchester Polytechnic where she received a BA in Communication Art & Design in 1984 and the Royal College of Art where she earned a MA in Photography in 1986.
In addition to her artist practice, Gregory actively teaches and lectures.
She lives and works in London.