Joyce (Joy) Neimanas lived in Los Angeles for ten years and previously taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 35 years. She moved to New Mexico with her husband Robert Heinecken. Joy joined the faculty in the art and art history department photography area at the University of New Mexico in 2004. She retired in 2010.

She received 3 National Endowment for the Arts Awards, 2 Illinois Arts Council Awards, and the Pollack/Krasner Grant. Her exhibitions include The Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, SALA ARCS Gallery part of the Primavera Fotografia Festival, Barcelona, Spain, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan.


Her work is collected by many public museums including The Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

She began making videos with QuickNoise, a dance collaborative that includes choreographer Jennifer Predock-Linnell, musician Panaiotis , and editor Mora Ellis. In 2011, they performed at North 4th Theater in Albuquerque, NM.

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