Joi Murugavell is known for her colourful, dark, contemporary and humorous art. Art is her means of finding escape and understanding. Her work often investigates the intricacies or as she puts it “the trials and tribulations” of human communication. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in London, Mexico and New Zealand. In 2017 she was part of a performance piece called ‘Ask Me Anything’ where she sat next to a new body of work for two hours, while members from the Museum Of Contemporary Art Australia’s Young Ambassadors Club were invited to sit opposite her and enter into an intimate and open dialogue about her art practice. In 2010 and 2017 her work was published in the Semi Permanent Book, a collective of art from all over the world, and three children’s books written by Bambi Gordon, published by Writegroup in 2012 and 2013. Joi currently lives in Sydney, preferring a quiet life next to a dog park.
MASTERS IN ART AND DESIGN
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Majoring in Advertising
2000 - ’MYTH OF THE CAVE’, Group Exhibition, Clockwork Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
2009 - ’SMALL WORKS’, Group Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2011 - ‘ART IN MIND’, Group Exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, UK, London.
2012 - ‘OODLIES’, Solo Exhibition, Angela Robarts‐Bird Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2012 - ‘ART MELBOURNE’, Group Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
2013 - ‘OODLIES LIVE DRAWING WITH HEMY MUSIC’, Brunswick Sock Factory, The Honey Bar South Melbourne & Bourke St Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
2014 - ‘MR TINGLES’, Solo Exhibition, Zetland Tree House Gallery, Sydney.
2015 - ‘OODLIES LIVE DRAWING with Party Sonic, Jam Gallery, Galston Club
2016 - "FOLLOW THE ARROW" Oodlies Solo Exhibition, The Makery, Oxford St, Sydney, Australia
2016 - "The Little Things" Group show, St Cloche Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 - "Group Show”, O Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico
2017 - “Somewhere Between”, Group Show with Ariella Friend & Marnie Ross, Vandal Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 - “The Other Art Fair”, Sydney, Australia
2017 - “Twenty/20 Art” Group Show, Vandal Gallery, Sydney
2018 - “Wood & Giggles” Solo Show, Something for Jess Cafe, Sydney
2018 - “The Other Art Fair”, Sydney, Australia
MCA Australia exhibition feature, Strathmore, Artsquare Academy, Artsyshark, The Makery
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