Wk 8 – Artist Conversation – Bri Joy

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Artist: Brianna Joy Lynch (Bri Joy)

Exhibition: MERGE

Media: Screen Prints

Gallery: CSULB School of Art: Gatov Gallery East

Website: None

Instagram: @bri.joy

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Bri Joy is an undergraduate transfer student from OCC and is trying to get a  Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking. Bri is a very active person. She enjoys a lot of activities that involve a lot of movement. She’s into skateboarding, snowboarding, yoga, surfing, and hiking. When she first came to Long Beach she was surprised because of the size and population. Bri came from a small town and experience culture shock since it was very different from her home. She was able to adapt and even add a new technological aspect to her art. She sells her stuff on Etsy to try to make up for all the printing she does.

Bri Joy does screen prints which are mostly in black and white and are very large. They have an array of patterns that make them abstract or even very linear and organized as if they were a pattern of computer drawn lines put together to make a picture.Since these are on paper, the texture is very smooth. Each of her prints are different and combine aspects of curvy, jagged, and straight in all of them.

Bri was trying to explore the combination between organic and inorganic. She usually made hand drawn art, but she discovered a new kind of art when her computer was being weird and created a digitalized version of her self-portrait.She shows how people are basically digitalized themselves with the addiction of technology and people basically losing themselves into the digital world. She doesn’t see technology as a bad thing, she just sees it as a component of life that can be both helpful and detrimental to society. Life coexists with technology.

I think that her work is very unique. Her self-portrait of her nude body showed her vulnerability and with it being a digital portrait, I thought of it as vulnerability to technology and how it’s so easy to get sucked in. I also believe that this demonstrates how technology isn’t just a tool, it’s also an art people invented that benefit the rest of the world and how we shouldn’t think that badly of it since it is both entertaining and useful.



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