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Joy Wulke, American artist. Grantee Connecticut Commission on Arts, since 1986, Communications Foundation Greater New Haven, 1996, New England Foundation for Arts, 1994. Board directors David Bermant Foundation, Santa Barbara, California, 1989-1998; member cultural planning council Greater New Hampshire Arts Council, New Haven, since 1997.


Wulke, Joy was born on May 23, 1948 in San Bernardino, California, United States. Daughter of Harold and Minnie-Lou (Sisson) Wulke.


Bachelor in Architecture, Washington State University, 1970. Master Environmental Design, Yale University, 1974.


Owner, manager Old Mole Art Cooperative, Pullman, Washington, 1970-1971. Owner, designer, artist Fiberworks, 1972-1976, Joy Wulke Studio Art & Design, Stony Creek, Connecticut, since 1976. Seminar instructor Yale University New Haven, 1974.

Product designer Dansk, Armonk, New York, 1975-1979, GEAR & Schumacher, New York City, 1978-1980. Associate professor Montana State University, Bozeman, 1981-1983. Member adjunct faculty Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1983-1985.

Member guest faculty Glastgow (Scotland) School Art, 1988. Founding director Projects for New Millennium, Stony Creek, since 1993. Environmental and space consultant Teacher Center, Incorporated, New York Haven, 1973-1998.

Member advisory council Washington State University School Architecture, Pullman, since 1995. Consultant on public art Connecticut Commission on Arts, Hartford, since 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Group exhibitions include Wadsworth Athenaeum Gallery of the Senses, Hartford, Connecticut, 1981, New York University, 1992, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1992, San Bernardino County Museum, 1993, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, 1995, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, 1996, Rockville (Maryland) Arts Place, 1999, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, 2000. Commissioned works include Louisiana World's Fair, New Orleans, 1984, Lincoln Center Film forum, New York City, 1991, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, connecticut, 1994, Montana State University, Missoula, 1996, Cermack Plaza, Chicago, 1998, Southern Connecticut State University, New haven, 2000.


Board directors David Bermant Foundation, Santa Barbara, California, 1989-1998. Member cultural planning council Greater New Hampshire Arts Council, New Haven, since 1997.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, installations in abandoned buildingsusing light and reflection.


Married David Connell, September 11, 1983. 1 child, Gioia Montana.

Harold Wulke

Minnie-Lou (Sisson) Wulke

David Connell

Gioia Montana Wulke