Joyce Cutler-Shaw is an artist of intermedia, including drawings, installations, public sculptures and artist’s books. Drawing is her primary language from two dimensional pen and ink works on paper to their three dimensional sculptural translations.
Her numerous public works include three permanent library installations, commissioned by the City of San Diego Library Department and the Commission for Arts and Culture, as design team artist with Wheeler, Wimer Blackman & Associates, Architects (1998-2002), for the Mission Valley Branch Library in San Diego. Her eight- column Sycamore Leaf Canopy, received a San Diego American Institute of Architects Design Award and the project was featured in the 2002 Art In America Annual, Public Sculpture page. Cutler-Shaw’s Fence of Wild Grasses (38” by 60’) is a hand wrought metal fence with Native American quotations commissioned for a community overlook above a nature preserve. Her project in process is for Lightline, a permanent artwork commissioned by the City of San Jose, CA, for a modern addition to the original East Carnegie Library.
Cutler-Shaw’s works are represented in museum and library special collections including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The 42nd Street Library, the Albertina Museum in Austria, The Tylers Museum in the Netherlands, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Wellcome Institute in London, and in California, at the Getty Museum Library, The University of California San Diego and the Athenaeum Music and Art Library in La Jolla.