The Joycebot Story

The Joycebot Story

Extended! On view through February 13, 2022


Joyce Hsu is an interdisciplinary artist and designer with background in both art and architecture. She received her Master of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute and her Master of Architecture at California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Joyce creates site-specific public art. To date, she has received several public art commissions, including a major work at the San Francisco International Airport, City of Seattle, City of Cupertino, Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Sacramento Light Rail system, Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and most recently a nine-mile public art work in Oakland and San Leandro to enhance the new AC Transit line.


Joycebot Process

Each figure is designed and modeled digitally then 3D printed based on different current news or cultural events. Each part is printed individually then assembled with the help of a few hand tools and glue.

The average print time for each figure is about 72 hours while assembly time is about an hour each. Each Joycebot is then photographed and layout in a poster format with relevant text from popular news media. There are a total of 70 figures produced in the last 24 months.