JoEllen is a conceptual artist who makes paintings, prints, and installations inspired by her everyday urban surroundings. She makes visual sniglets that combine references across different fields, from socioeconomics and ecology, to medicine and auto mechanics. After graduating with a degree in architecture, she worked in the nonprofit sector with migrant farmworkers in North Carolina. In her roles since, as an artist and architect, she continues to be driven by social justice. JoEllen regularly exhibits in solo and group shows in Seattle, Washington. She has work in Seattle’s Permanent Portable Works Collection and is a 2021 Shunpike Storefronts artist.