Biography

Born in New York, Joelle McTigue was raised in the Caribbean and received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is a part of the permanent Rubell Family Collection, The John Paul Getty III-founded Siena Art Institute Library Collection, and the NFT NYC 2022 Diversity of NFTs Art Collection. McTigue has exhibited at Photo LA, PhotoIreland, NFT NYC, NFTBerlin, the Armory satellite fairs Art on Paper and Bridge Art Fair, and a Photo London satellite exhibition. McTigue lives and works in Montenegro.

Collections

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
The John Paul Getty III founded Siena Art Institute Library Collection, Siena, Italy
NFT NYC 2022 Diversity of NFTs Art Collection, New York, NY
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, IL

Education

2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency, Saugatuck, MI

2008
Studied with Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ

Awards

Merit Scholarships Recipient, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1st Place in the Virgin Islands Congressional Arts Competition, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Joan Darooge Art Award, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Exhibitions

2022
Utopian Dystopia, Kochi, India
NFT.NYC, Diversity of NFTs Art Showcase and Collection in Times Square, New York, NY
Wonder Fair 4.0, New York, NY
Featured Creator during NFT NYC, 1stdibs.com, New York, NY
NFTBerlin, The New Gestalt, Berlin, Germany
Featured Artist during Paris NFT Day, kalart.io, Paris, France
NFTCon Into the Metaverse, Miami, FL
Featured and Spotlight Artist, niftys.com

2019
Cooltzine vol.2, Shared Space, Papergirl Galerija Hub in Belgrade, Serbia, MOVE.BG in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Stour Space in London, England
Phylogeny Contemporary, Art on Paper, New York, NY
Bortolami, Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge, New York, NY

2018
Loosen Art at Millepiani, The Essential, Rome, Italy
Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Music at the Maritime, Annual Fundraiser, Oxnard, CA
Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Nautica, All Things Sea, Oxnard, CA
Chinatown Soup Gallery, Ladies of Change, New York, NY
Shoebox Projects at the Brewery Arts Complex, Huddle II, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 524, Postcards from the Edge, New York, NY

2017
AEG Underground at Andrew Edlin Gallery, Et Tu, Art Brute?, New York, NY

2015
1950 S. Santa Fe Studios, The Opening, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Photo LA, Downtown Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Notsuoh, The Door: A tribute to Lou Reed, Houston, TX
Ooga Booga #2 at 356 S. Mission Road with ForYourArt and Biblioteca Alumnos47, Artists’ Books and Cookies, Los Angeles, CA
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge, New York, NY

2012
Brighton Photo Fringe at Phoenix Brighton, Fringe Focus, Brighton, England
Brighton Photo Fringe, OXJAM presented by OFFHAND, Brighton, England
Brighton Photo Fringe, Slide Project(or), Brighton, England
PhotoIreland, Slide Project(or), Dublin, Ireland
Paintworks, HOPE // POVERTY, Bristol, England
Cheim & Read, Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge, New York, NY

2011
Stockholm Artists’ House, HOPE: Somalia, Stockholm, Sweden
Think Tank Gallery, You Are Here, Los Angeles, CA
The Billboard Art Project, Chicago, IL & Duluth, MN
The John Paul Getty III founded Siena Art Institute, Drawn Together, Siena, Italy
More Funner Projects, Milking the Void, Miami, FL
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Seven x 11: Art for Art, Grand Rapids, MI
A.I.R. Gallery, Wish You Were Here 10, Brooklyn, NY
Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 6x6x2011: Global, Rochester, NY
NOLA Art House, Postcards, New Orleans, LA
Space 2710, Love Me Hate Me, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
CRG Gallery, Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge, New York, NY

2010
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, A Painting and a Poem for Haiti, Brooklyn, NY
Johalla Projects, In a Plain Brown Wrapper, Chicago, IL
Ox-bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, Summer Auctions, Saugatuck, MI
Sullivan Galleries, SAIC 2010 Final Statement: Spring Undergraduate Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Ziehersmith Gallery, Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit, New York, NY

2009
Wright Museum of Art, Habitat for Humanity Silent Auction, Beloit, WI
Bridge Art Fair, A Map of the World, New York, NY
Metro Pictures, Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit, New York, NY

2008
Arcosanti, Resident Auction, Mayer, AZ
Arcosanti, Breaking the Mold, Mayer, AZ
Eco-LA Gallery, Revisions, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Beverly Arts Center, Molehills, Chicago, IL
The Wigman Golf Resort & Spa, Art Walk at Red Door Spa, Litchfield, AZ
James Cohan Gallery, Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge, New York, NY
High Risk Gallery, A Matter of Perspective, Chicago, IL
Art House, A Million Little Pictures Two, Decatur, GA

2006
Revolution Gallery, Black & White vs Colour, Dallas, TX Outpost for Contemporary Art,
Post-Postcard 2006, Los Angeles, CA
Evoke Gallery, St. Paul, MN Eco-LA Gallery, Off the Wall 2, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Brewery Arts Complex, The Brewery Spring Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
Eco-LA Gallery, Off the Wall, Los Angeles, CA
Audubon Center at Debs Park, LA – Under the Stars Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

Press

2022
The Mint, July 6, 2022
Kalart, May 30, 2022
Koia, April 27, 2022
Lenscratch, April 16, 2022
Nifty’s, March 3, 2022

2019
ArtRabbit, April 13, 2019
Hyperallergic, March 13, 2019
ARTnews, March 8, 2019
New York Times, March 6, 2019
Hyperallergic, March 5, 2019
Artsy, March 1, 2019
Hypebeast, March 1, 2019
artnet News, February 26, 2019

2018
funweek Roma, November 2, 2018
Roma Today, October 30, 2018
The Collective, November 16, 2018
Thrillist, July 19, 2018

2017
Cool Hunting, November 25, 2017
Artsy, November 17, 2017
Fabrik: Contemporary Art & Design, August 25, 2017

2015
The Telegraph, November 21, 2015
Audi’s A3 Paid My Dues, May 7, 2015

2014
NBC Los Angeles, January 16, 2014
Aesthetica Magazine, January 16, 2014
Huffington Post, January 15, 2014

2012
Los Angeles I’m Yours, August 14, 2012
Hyperallergic, August 28, 2012
New York Times, January 4, 2012
Next Magazine, January 3, 2012
Artnet, January 3, 2012

2011
Time Out New York, December 27, 2011
Westside Today, November 18, 2011
Kirtsy, November 18, 2011
Siena News TV: Italy, September 26, 2011
Saimicadova: Italy, September 24, 2011
Arts Blog: Italy, September 20, 2011
Global Art Mag: Italy, September 17, 2011
Go News: Italy, September 15, 2011
Duluth News Tribune, August 18, 2011
Subliminal Interiors: Poetry and Photography eMagazine, February 2011

2010 and Prior
Time Out Chicago, July 3, 2010
Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, June 24, 2010
Artforum, January 14, 2010
Vanity Fair, January 8, 2010
NBC: New York, January 8, 2010
TRUE/SLANT, December 7, 2009
Miami Herald, Miami, FL, December 3, 2009
Artnet, November 24, 2009
Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, August 31, 2009
Wall Street Journal-Weekend Journal, February 27, 2009
Big Bug Country News, Mayer, Arizona, February 12, 2008
Los Angeles City Beat, January 10, 2008
The G Living Network, January 9, 2008
BPM Magazine, January, 2008
LA.com, January, 2008
Photographers Without Borders Calendar, 2008
The G Living Network, August 29, 2007
LA Weekly, November 15, 2006
Los Angeles City Beat, April 13-19, 2006
LA Weekly, April 19, 2006
Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2005