Jo Dyer is an artist from Mulubinba - Newcastle, NSW. She respectfully acknowledges the Awabakal and Worimi people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which she lives and works and recognises the rich traditions and continuing creative cultures of all First Nations people of Australia.
Jo’s practice is process-driven, encompassing painting and experimental installation. Her works take form by approaching the creative process as a collaborative act between herself and the media, as well as an inquiry into art making as a facilitative process for experiences of connection and belonging. For Jo, the process of painting is a relational act: a means through which notions of agency (self-expression) and communion (receptivity) can be enacted and reiterated. Through this philosophical and intimate approach to painting Jo engages with paint as a lively companion, to negotiate the outcome of the work. By sharing and exhibiting these paintings, Jo invites the viewer to form their own unique relationship with the work.
Jo studied a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Arts) at the University of Newcastle which included a semester of study in La Rochelle, France. Since graduating in 2008 she has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions in Newcastle, Melbourne and Sydney, and has work held in private collections around Australia and overseas. She was a finalist in the 2013 Newcastle Emerging Art Prize and is currently completing a Master of Fine Art at RMIT.