Joyce Polance


Whisper Houses (no. 5)

Encaustic on canvas
24″ x 30″

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Additional information

Joyce Polance is primarily known for her figurative oil paintings – both expressionistic portraits and large, painterly groups of nude women which explore emotion and relationships.

Polance 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. Her paintings are held internationally in private and corporate collections.

Polance was born in New York City in 1965. She attended Wesleyan University and received a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois and is represented by the Elephant Room Gallery in Chicago and the Judy Ferrara Gallery in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Artist Website


Net proceeds of Joyce Polance’s artwork to benefit the ACLU.


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