joy tirade is the artist name used by Joy Meyer. She makes paintings, videos, and zines that explore aspects of human emotion such as love and longing.
joy tirade holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Art and Theory from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she graduated from University of Virginia, with Distinction and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art and Art History.
As an internationally exhibited artist, joy tirade has shown work at The Kamloops Art Gallery (British Columbia), Universitet i Oslo, (Norway), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania), Ideas Block LT (Lithuania), and CICA (South Korea).
Her work has been exhibited in the Mid-Atlantic Region at The Mint Museum, The Ackland Art Museum, CAM, The Carrack, and LUMP projects in North Carolina. In Virginia, at The Garage, The Bridge PAI, WTVF/Radio IQ Gallery, New City Arts, Art Works Gallery, The IX Building, and Ruffin Gallery at University of Virginia.
Her work has also appeared in numerous other venues including: The Masur Museum (Monroe, LA), The Fluorescent Gallery (Nashville, TN), The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (Covington, KY), Red Ink Studios (San Francisco), and at LACDA (Los Angeles).
joy tirade's work has appeared in several publications including, The Third Coast, The Virginia Literary Review, 3.7, Summmer, and in the Mildred Pierce zine. Recently her work was published by Routledge Press as a book cover. amzn.to/2p8ZYHU
Image Credit: Studies for Light, 2019, watercolor, ink, black gesso, and salt-water on archival paper. (private collection)