Curriculum Vitae

Joy Bostwick 


Personal Information 

Born in 1979 

Nationality: United States of America 

Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona 

Marital Status: Married to Jonathan Bostwick in June 2000, with two daughters, Sierra and Jubilee



Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Emphasis in Fine Art, Focus is Spanish Studies, Certificate in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University (graduated Summa Cum Laude, 2003)

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (graduated Valedictorian, 1997) 

Studied under Gene Franks and Lorraine Cole 



Fulbright Grant (2014) 

Frederick J. Dockstader Endowment (2002-2003) 

Regents Award (1997-1998, 2000-2003) 

Soroptomist Award (1997) 



ZhangYue: “Xinjiang as Seen through Eyes of U.S. Painter”, China Daily USA, December 12, 2014 

YangXin: “Xinjiang Seen Through American Eyes”, Beijing Today, December 12, 2014 

LiuYang: “一个美国女画家笔下的“新疆写影”,US China Press, December 6, 2014 

Merdan Rixat: “An American Woman’s Oil Painting Exhibition Opening in Our City” (translated from Uyghur), Urumqi Evening Post, March 12, 2014, p. 6 

“Gallery Showcases Joy Bostwick during 1st Thursday—Evening in the Galleries”, Kudos periodical, August 31, 2005, p. 21 

Kudos periodical, Cover, August 18, 2004 

Steve Ayers: “The Art of Teaching-Lessons of Joy”, Kudos periodical, August 18, 2004, p. 18-19 

Southwest Art Magazine, Cover, September, 2004 

Gussie Fauntleroy, Bonnie Gangelhoff: “21 Under 31”, Southwest Art Magazine, September, 2004, p. 131 


Documentary Film 

"Along the Silk Road: Joy Bostwick--The Silk Road Artist", produced by China Radio International in the "My Chinese Life" series 


Group Exhibitions

2003 “Enseñanzas”, Senior Exhibition, Beasley Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA

2014 International Women’s Day Exhibit, Urumqi Fine Art Gallery, Xinjiang, China

2015 International Women’s Day Exhibit, Urumqi Fine Art Gallery, Xinjiang, China


Solo Exhibitions 

2014 “A Portrait of Xinjiang”, Beijing American Center, sponsored by the United States Embassy in China, Beijing, China

2014 “A Portrait of Xinjiang”, Grand Mercure Hotel Urumqi, sponsored by Volkswagen China, Xinjiang, China

2008  “Central Asia”, Café Espress, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA 2007

2004  “Doorways”, Café Espress, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA 2002

2001  “Sustenance”, Café Espress, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA 

1998, 1999 Campus Coffee Bean, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA Campus Coffee Bean, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA 



2004-2006 Lanning Gallery, Sedona, Arizona 


Work is currently held in at least 40 private collections around the world


14 works commissioned, including 9 murals 


Languages Spoken

English, mother tongue 

Spanish, proficient level 

Mandarin Chinese, conversational level 

Uyghur, conversational level

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