Joy Arden is a painter/printmaker based in Edinburgh


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Monotypes – Coburg House Gallery
2017 &Gallery, Edinburgh
2014 &Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan
2012 Transition – Leith School of Art Gallery
2009 Engine Shed, Edinburgh

Juried Exhibitions

Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries London - 2011
Shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition (Chichester) 2013
Midlands Open - Tarpey Gallery, Derbyshire 2013
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022
The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour - Annual Open Exhibition 2012, 2013 , 2015
Scottish Society of Artists Annual Exhibition 2006, 2010 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015.2021

Selected Group Shows

Counterpoint Joy Arden and Jai Llewellyn, The &Gallery
On Paper The &Gallery

Winter Show The &gallery
Solace - Edinburgh Printmakers
Newsprint Exhibition YSA
Tiny Yet Mighty - The &Gallery
4th Anniversary Exhibition The &Gallery
Contemporary Figures - Society of Scottish Artists online group show

Winter Show(2) - The &Gallery
Made at Castle Mills - Edinburgh Printmakers
Winter Show(1) - The &Gallery

Winter Show - The & Gallery

Unrestricted - &Gallery
Deluge – Edinburgh Printmakers
Velvet Easel Group show

Connected. Group show &gallery, Edinburgh
Inception . Group show &gallery, Edinburgh

Unburdened Realitlies - three person show - Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay
Outskirts - 5 person show - Arts Complex , St Margarets House

3 Painters - The Arc Gallery, Stirling
The Wonder Room – Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay
Coburg House Art Gallery - Eight Coburg Painters at the Edinburgh Fringe

La Galerie 1940 - Winter exhibition
Cabinet of Treasures - Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
La Galerie 1940 - Edinburgh Festival Exhibition
Tweedale Museum, Peebles - VAS members exhibition

The Sutton Gallery Winter Show, Edinburgh.
McMillan Cancer Support exhibition at Bonhams.
Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries - VAS exhibition

The Cabinet Show - Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Art by the Water – nine painters - Coburg House Art Gallery at Leith Festival
Art in Unusual Places ' Cockenzie Power Station/Three Harbours Festival
Limelight Gallery, Morningside, Edinburgh
The Scottish Arts Club - Prints by Edinburgh Printmakers

Remix - Touring Exhibition (PVAF) Dunbar
Hidden Edinburgh - Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Exhibition
Art in Unusual Places Cockenzie Power Station/Three Harbours Festival
'Encounters: Fire and Ice' Exhibition Threshold Art Space, Perth Theatre
Winter show Peter Potter Gallery - Haddington

Compass Gallery, Glasgow - Winter Show
Fire and Ice Exhibition/ - Event at the Crannog, Perthshire
Art in Unusual Places Cockenzie Power Station/Three Harbours Festival
Coburg House Gallery/ Edinburgh Festival
Peter Potter Gallery Spring Exhibition - Haddington

Coburg Art Gallery Exhibition – Edinburgh Festival

Bonhams Annual Summer Exhibition – Edinburgh

Edinburgh Printmakers Exhibition

1980s and 1990s
Exhibited in juried exhibitions and group printmaking shows in Ireland. Most noted: International Large format Printmaking Exhibition (1991) and New Irish Printmakers, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle (1989), Impressions, Galway, (1989)

Public Collection - Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Private collections in Ireland, Scotland, England and USA.

J and W Gordon Smith Trust Prize - Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2021
Anne Redpath Award - Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition 2011
Elisa Clifford Prize - Leith School of Art 2008
Impressions' Print exhibition, Galway 1989

Artist organisations
Elected as a Professional Member of Visual Arts Scotland - 2012