Joyce Polance, born in New York City in 1965, attended Wesleyan University and received a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois and is represented by Judy Ferrara Gallery in Three Oaks, Michigan and Elephant Room in Chicago. Her paintings may be viewed on her website, www.joycepolance.com. Known primarily for her figurative oil paintings – painterly groups of nude women that explore emotion and relationships, she has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of multiple grants and awards including six Chicago CAAP grants, a George Sugarman Foundation grant, two Judith Dawn Memorial grants, and a Cliff Dwellers Artist in Residence award. Most recently, she has been selected for the Spertus Institute’s Midwest Jewish Artist Lab.