BIO + ARTIST STATEMENT
About the Artist
Hi! My name is Joy Bradley and I'm the artist behind Joy x Design. I Currently live with my husband and two adorable puppies in Berrien Springs, MI. I'm a Michigander through and through; I've lived here all of my life and graduated with my Bachelors in Biopsychology and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2013. I've always been a creative person, creating 3D art even as a teenager. 5 years ago I had the opportunity to travel to St. Petersburg, Russia (my first solo international trip!) in 2018 where I attended a 3-day giant flower master class. I was able to meet people from all over the world with the same passion, and learn new techniques in the art of giant flower designing. From there I built upon that knowledge to create my own artistic lane building structural installations with an ethereal, otherworldly style. Joy x Design is my testimony; an example of how amazing God is! As I continue my professional journey, I like to think of my career as one immersion experience that allows me to continuously grow with each project and collaboration.
I am a mix-media installation artist creating art pieces with a fantastical and ethereal emphasis. I like to incorporate various materials and turn them into magical pieces of art. The sheer size of my pieces are made to enrapture the viewer and give them a glimpse into another dimension. I draw inspiration from the many fantastical stories, movies, and soundtracks I enjoyed since childhood that transported my imagination into another world. I hope to bring my dreams into reality and take everyone along on the journey with me.