Joey Behrens received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah in 2001 and her MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University in 2014. Much of her earlier work focused on exploring relationships with place through 2-dimensional renderings, primarily utilizing imagery of the built environment and idiosyncratic mark-making. To date, Joey’s practice has expanded to include sculpture, participatory performances, video, and installation. Since moving to Pittsburgh in 2015 she has launched an artist-in-residence program, multiple permaculture experiments, and claimed an “abandoned” property. While the built environment is still a theme in her work, it shows up more directly through materials culled from various projects on her home and other surrounding buildings. She is actively seeking inspiration from nature and is particularly interested in ways of knowing that thrive in the intersections of imagination, ritual, and intuition.