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Joyce Ellen Weinstein was born in 1940 and raised in NYC. She received her MFA degree from the City College of New York. She also attended classes at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and The Art Students League of NYC. She received fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel; The Social-Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic; Blue Mountain Art Center, New York State and Europos Parkas Museum of the Center of Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania, ChaNorth,Chashama Residency among others. She painted a mural in Prague, Czech Republic in the first not-for profit community center after the fall of the Soviets in that country. Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Hebrew Union Institute of Religion Museum, NYC; The Florida Holocaust Museum; Gallerie-Junge KunstWerkStart, Vienna, Austria; The Social-Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic; Amnesty International; Einchen Americe, Princeton, New Jersey, Terezin Holocaust Museum ,Czech Republic; The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, Vilnius Lithuania;The Derfner Judaica Art Museum at the Hebrew Home, Riverdale, NY; Arts and the Military, Washington, DC, among others. Her works are in many private collections in the United States and Europe. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in the United States and Europe. Her full resume is on her website.
Joyce Ellen Weinstein is among the artists included in Fixing the World: Jewish American Artists of the Twentieth Century, by Ori B. Soltes, published by the Brandies Division of New England University Press and The Book as Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts and many catalogues and articles. She has received many honors and awards and has been named A Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate for her work about the Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania. She has been honored three times as a finalist and one time winner of the Metro DC Dance Awards for Scenic Design. She is a member of NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) Pen and Brush and has extensive documentation in The Visual Arts Library, New London CN.
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