Joy Christiansen Erb

Christiansen Erb
Art Discipline: 
Poland, OH
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Apr 7, 2014 to Apr 18, 2014

Joy Christiansen Erb is a contemporary photographer whose creative research explores themes such as identity, family and motherhood. Her most recent body of work titled Portrait of a Mother is an autobiographical journey examining the lives of her family and her domestic space. 

Christiansen Erb's work was recently recognized with the juror's choice award for the exhibition IDentity at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. Her work has gained recognition through regional and national exhibitions including venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee and The Women's Museum in Dallas. She has lectured about her work nationally, most recently presenting her work at the Midwest SPE conference in Lincoln, NE. 

She resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX.