Joyce Lau is a photo-based artist from Toronto. She graduated with a BFA from Ryerson’s Image Arts Photography program in 2004 and has been working as a professional artist since that time. Her art practice revolves around questions about identity, perceived ideas, history, and culture.

Lau has worked for the Starn Twins in New York, and was also a member of the Flux Factory (a non-profit arts space) during her time in New York. In Toronto, she has worked as the Exhibition Co-ordinator for the Ryerson Gallery, has been involved with Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, and was a participating artist in Nuit Blanche 2007 (in an installation curated by Camilla Singh). In 2009, she was commissioned to make 3 pieces for a show concerning genocide by The International Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, curated by Rhonda Corvese. In 2010, she received 2 grants from the Ontario Arts Council. Presently, she is on the Board of Directors at A Space Gallery, Toronto.

Lau has exhibited throughout Toronto, and in other parts of Canada, including Ottawa and Halifax. She has also exhibited in the United States, including New York and Pennsylvania, as well as in Holland. She recently completed a residency in January 2011 in The Hague, The Netherlands, and exhibited work in the 10 Year Anniversary Show in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.