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Joy Gregory, born 1959
Published by Charles Guice Contemporary


Materials & Techniques:
Giclée print on medium, smooth, white cotton rag paper
Sheet: 7 × 5 inches (17.8 × 12.7 cm)

Inscribed in artist's hand on back in graphite bottom right "6/20"; in artist's hand in graphite bottom left to right: "I Autoportait "Joy Gregory | 2006"

Signed and dated on verso in graphite: "Joy Gregory | 2006"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
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IIIF Manifest:

The photographer Joy Gregory was born in Britain to Jamaican parents. She studied at the Royal College of Art, London, and has exhibited internationally, including in Cape Town, South Africa, where she first showed her series Lost Histories, which reflected on colonization and its effects on culture and self-image. Gregory’s practice constitutes a penetrating investigation of issues of race, gender, and personal and cultural identity, while her visual language, as she has noted, "resides within a traditional aesthetic of truth and beauty." The artist has an eclectic technical repertoire, ranging from Victorian print processes to digital imaging. First published in 1990, Autoportrait originally consisted of a series of self-portrait silver prints that existed only in an edition of two, but Gregory later had the original photographs scanned and the portfolio was republished in 2006 as a series of giclée prints.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Art in Focus : Women at Yale (Yale Center for British Art, 2020-04-08 - 2020-08-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-09-27 - 2007-12-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

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