Joyce Polance currently lives and works in Chicago. Her recent paintings are figurative and executed in oil. Born in New York City in 1965, Polance holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She also attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Polance is a five-time grantee of the CAAP Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as a recipient of a Cliff Dwellers’ Artist in Residence Award, two Judith Dawn Memorial Fund Grants and a George Sugarman Foundation Grant. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Reader and featured as part of the Central States edition of American Art Collector, published in the fall of 2005. Her work is also featured on the Artfem.TV website, published in Austria.