Joi Murugavell

Artist Interview - Joi Murugavell - Strathmore Artist PapersBased in Sydney, Joi Murugavell's art is spontaneous and captures the beauty and pain of the human experience and soul in flux. Her art is often abstract, bright, biting, humorous and always on the edge of either feeling good or being another way to bleed.

Humour and play are integral in the life and art of Joi Murugavell-- a lesson she learned from her father as an elixir to life’s absurdities. Behind the laughs lies a desperate desire to understand her world - away from the influences of family, friends and culture. Like a string in a maze, her art is the process by which she navigates the layers she’s acquired along the way.

The contemporary mixed media painter has exhibited nationally in Australia and internationally in the United States, the UK, Mexico, New Zealand, Toronto, The Netherlands and Korea.