joy tirade is the artist name used by Joy Blalock.
Her practice operates at the nexus of experimental video, abstract painting, intermedia, and light installation. In her work and research, she creates connections between phenomenology, technology, and eco-feminism to explore the aspects and qualities of human emotion, especially 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 the 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 the University of Virginia.
Her work has 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 the Mildred Pierce zine. Recently her work was published by Routledge Press as a book cover. amzn.to/2p8ZYHU
joy lives and works in Oakland, California.
Image Credit: Film-Still Fictional Desires: Eight of Cups 2018, multi-channel video, faux-fur, fog, and custom neon sign.