ARTIST STATEMENT //  Ordinary structures become vehicles of my imagination for images that tell stories of the places I have visited and imbue emotions of the human experience. In my work I am processing personal emotions such as joy, grief, and anxiety that are universal to all human beings, from birth to death. Through mixed-media paintings, collages, and sculptures, I use the interaction of color and pattern to make our invisible emotions tangible to the viewer.

My background in architecture led to my proclivity for structures and the feel of a hand-drafted drawing on paper. I utilize tools from my training: tapes and rulers and templates to create clean edges and meticulous details. My minimal compositions are inspired by flattened elevations in architectural or engineering construction drawings, creating landscapes of my inner world

BECKY JOYE was born in Charlotte, NC and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Architecture. Now she enjoys escaping to an invented world of color, pattern, and impracticable structures. She has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Southeast and in 2013 was an Artspace Regional Emerging Artist in Residence. Her work is in the collections of Capital One, the City of Raleigh, Fidelity Investments, and UVA Hospital. She is represented by Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX and Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, VA.