Joanne is a Christchurch-based professional full-time artist. She studied Art History and NZ History at Canterbury University, and her current focus is on New Zealand based themes and ideas.
Joanne enjoys the fusion of iconic kiwiana with current motifs and ideas. Her work is often inspired by advertising items and their relevance in contemporary society, and she likes to combine various elements of historical value alongside contemporary. She likes to use irony to comment on events, and is intrigued by the idea of whether irony can induce emotional response rather than allowing dark somber works to hold that exclusive copyright.
Joanne has exhibited throughout New Zealand and in New York. Artworks are held in collections throughout New Zealand, and overseas in Hong Kong, Germany, England and Italy (Benetton Collection). She is represented by several galleries throughout New Zealand.