Joy Episalla (b. 1957) has exhibited widely in the United States and in Europe since the 1980s. Episalla works in the interstices of photography, video, and sculpture. Her work is currrently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Arms Ache Avid Aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody/Joy Episalla/Zoe Leonard/ Carrie Yamaoka: Fierce Pussy Amplified. Episalla's work was featured in Greater New York at MoMA/PS1 and she is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany grant. A long time AIDS activist, she has been part of TAG Treatment Action Group for over 20 years and is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy. Episalla lives and works in New York.