Joy Tucker is a Black American woman born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico. She received her B.A. in History – Museum Studies with a minor in Graphic Design from the University of Central Oklahoma. Joy was a 2021 ArtTable Fellowship recipient of the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and interned with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in Marketing and Communications. She also interned twice with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The first with Junior Curator practices in Culture and Community Life, focusing on African American history, followed by Museum Management and Installation. Joy aspires to present African and Afro-diasporic arts and culture within national museum institutions.