Gregory attended the Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education, Manchester Polytechnic where she received a BA in Communication Art & Design in 1984, and the Royal College of Art where she earned a Masters in Photography in 1986. Gregory’s work has proved to be extremely versatile; her photographs that explore ideas of truth, beauty, race and gender politics have been used in magazines, and are also collected by museums.
Since 1983, her work has been exhibited in France, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and throughout the UK.
In addition to being an artist and photographer, Gregory actively teaches and lectures. Joy Gregory currently lives and works in South London.