Joie Villeneuve was born in the USA and since moving to Australia has found the flora and fauna here to be an exciting muse. Joie completed a BFA at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, USA in 1991 majoring in painting and printmaking. Joie exhibits her work internationally and recently was shortlisted for the Midwest Art Prize. She's had shows at The Studio Gallery in Yallingup, in Perth at Gadfly Gallery and at Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work is held in various collections including in New York, St. Paul, Sydney and Saudi Arabia.