Articles & Reviews

“Dallas Museum of Art to Return Sacred Statue to Nepal”
Zachary Small, New York Times, March 4, 2021

“US museum returns stolen Nepal god”
Alisha Sijapati, Nepali Times, March 2, 2021

“Nepal’s gods return from exile”
Alisha Sijapati, Nepali Times, January 28, 2021

“Art Crime Professor Erin L. Thompson Points to Stolen Statue at Dallas Museum of Art”
Christopher Blay, Glasstire, January 30, 2020

“Statue at DMA Is Just One of Nepal’s Many Pillaged Works”
Silas Allen, Dallas Observer, January 30, 2020

“Stolen Deities Resurface in a Dallas Museum”
Dr. Erin Thompson, Hyperallergic, January 24, 2020

“On the Repatriation of Nepal’s Lost Art”
Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha, ECS Nepal, March 2019

“Shining Light on Theft: The Duality of Gold in Joy Lynn Davis’ Remembering The Lost”
Marcus Prasad, Undergraduate Journal of Art History, Issue 8, April 7, 2017
permalink in PDF form

“The Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu”
Ashish Dhakal-Upadhyay, Spaces Magazine: Art & Design, May 2016

“Saving Culture and History”
Chahana Sigdel, Kathmandu Post, May 26, 2015

“Brick by Brick”
Rabi Thapa, HimalSouthasian, May 22, 2015

“Nepalese call for a return of stolen statues after quakes”
Alexandre Capron, France24, May 20, 2015

“Documenting Loss”
Stephane Huet, Nepali Times, May 17, 2015

“Saving the Ruins”
Himalayan Times, May 5, 2015

“Disaster and Recovery Mapping”
University of California Santa Barbara Library Newsletter, May 4, 2015

“American Artist Returns Stolen Sculptures to Nepal with Her Paintbrush”
Translated into French, Russian, and Spanish
Global Voices, April 26, 2015

“Remembering the stolen gods”
Rachana Chettri, Kathmandu Post, April 24, 2015

“The Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu”
Niranjan Kunwar, Huffington Post, April 14, 2015

“Exhibition of Art and Research ‘Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu’”
United Nations, April 8, 2015

“Empty Temples, Stolen Gods”
Kathmandu Post, April 7, 2015

“The Art of Technology”
Stephane Huet, Nepali Times, November 14, 2014

“Technology and Art”
Sophia Pande, Kathmandu Post, November 15, 2014

“YANTRA 3.0: Demonstrating Harmony Between Art and Technology”
Pramila Rai, Republica, November 13, 2014

Art AsiaPacific Almanac 2014

“Valuing Lost Sculptures”
The Himalayan Times, December 21, 2013

“Lost and Found in Kathmandu”
Nepali Times, December 20, 2013

Santa Fe Art Institute:
July Open Studio 2009, Artist in Residence

University of California, Santa Barbara 93106:
“Joy Davis to Spend Two Months as Artist-in-Residence in New Mexico”
June 22, 2009

Santa Barbara Independent: I Madonnari 2009
May 28, 2009

LA Times: “Santa Barbara Welcomes the Dalai Lama”
Photo: Santa Barbara Artist, Joy Davis, center, guides visitors in the art of creating a sand mandala

April 23, 2009

Santa Barbara Newspress:
“Art Review: Award season, 20 years on – Winners of the 2008 Arts Fund Individual Artist Awards show the fruits of their grants”

April 3, 2009

Santa Barbara Independent:
Art Review: The 20th Annual Individual Artist Group Show

March 26, 2009

Santa Fe Art Institute: August Open Studio 2008, Artist in Residence

Santa Barbara Independent: “Best of I Madonnari”
May 30, 2008

Films, Television, and Radio

“The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts”
A radio piece about the trafficking of cultural art, by Jessie Knaddler of WMRA Public Radio, March 14, 2017

Joy Lynn Davis: Remembering the Lost
A short film (2 minutes) by Dr. Melissa Kerin and Clover Archer of Washington and Lee University about the exhibition, February 2017

“Remembering the Lost: Community Response to the Theft of Kathmandu’s Sacred Stone Sculptures”
A talk by Joy Lynn Davis (1hour, 8 minutes) recorded at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, September 2016

“Remembering the Lost (Nepal, 2015)”
A short film (9 minutes) by Maintain the Rage Productions, June 2015

“Remembering the Lost”
A short film (6 minutes) by Maintain the Rage Productions, December 2013

“Life is Beautiful”
Kantipur TV Nepal, January 2, 2014
Coverage by Smriti Vaidya Aleen Shrestha of the exhibition at Patan Museum 15-21 Dec. 2013
begins at 9 minutes)

Santa Fe Radio:
Radio Interview with Mary Charlotte of Santa Fe Radio Cafe, July 2009

Press Release for Exhibition at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu
April 10 – April 25 (Interrupted by Earthquake) and May 20- June 6, 2015

(in Nepali and English as Word doc files, photo files with caption info)

“Remembering the Lost Sculptures of the Kathmandu Valley”
Joy Lynn Davis 10 April – 6 June 2015, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu

Press Releases for Exhibition at Patan Museum
December 15-21, 2013

“Revisiting and remembering the lost sculptures of the Kathmandu Valley”
Joy Lynn Davis 15-21 December 2013, Patan Museum, Lalitpur

MEDIA ADVISORY – Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre
“Narratives of Faith and Memory: Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu”
Patan Museum, December 15-21, 2013