Joy Drury Cox (b. 1978, Atlanta, Georgia) is an artist and educator living in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Emory University and earned her M.F.A. from the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2003 and is the author of three artist books: Stranger, Old Man and the Sea, and Or, Some of the Whale. Most recently she co-authored a photography book with her partner, Ben Alper titled Compound Fractures featuring photographs of caves taken in the Southeastern United States. Her works are included in various private and public collections, including the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today she works in a variety of media including drawing, collage, textiles, and photography. Cox is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at UNC Chapel Hill.

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