In my recent works I search for the tone of our very distinct present, as I feel there is a hollowness that pervades. My drawings keep in mind our environmental crisis and other modern dilemmas, in hope to find that which is still sacred. I often ask what I can do as an artist to address the impacts of the way we live in the company of the natural world in the age of climate change. I've leaned on painters and draftpersons from centuries before us to illuminate what charm existed then, with potential of transporting that same romantic spirit to our present. Perhaps utopian, but still, the objective through my works is to provide an honest emotional account of our present to inspire reverence for the world we live in, igniting action to move forward as stewards of our natural world.
Joelle Provost is a painter who has been steadily emerging into the American art scene over the past decade. Her work has been exhibited in a range of locations, primarily in New York and California. She holds a MFA in Studio Art and Integrated Media from Brooklyn College. She has won several awards for her work including Most Outstanding Artist Award, University of California at Davis (2010), and the Charles G. Shaw Award, Brooklyn College (2014 and 2015). Provost has dedicated herself to using her art as a means for communicating issues of Environmental degradation.