Joy Bonfield – Colombara

About Joy Bonfield – Colombara

Joy Bonfield – Colombara is an Artist and Goldsmith working predominantly in Noble Metals and bronze.  Her work’s are often challenging pre-existing notions of precious materials and ingrained societal ideals of western female bodies in sculpture. Joy plays with mythologies and re-examines the fascination with the ‘Classical’.

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The work is emotive, socially and politically loaded.  Each piece carved into existence stands to commemorate something or someone, to hero an emotion, a moment or theory.  Whilst at the RCA she was awarded the TF overall excellence prize and the MARZEE International graduate prize. Shortly after her graduation in 2019 her work was exhibited in Japan and at Somerset house in London. In 2021 her work was exhibited in Hong Kong and at ‘Force of Nature’ curated by Melanie Grant in partnership with Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery. Joy Bonfield – Colombara is currently working on a piece for the Nelson Atkins Museum in the USA and recently a piece was added to the Alice and Louis Koch Collection in the Swiss National Museum, Zurich.

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