Born in Canada, Joyce Camilleri (b.1980) lived most of her childhood and adult life in her parents’ country of origin, Malta. After graduating as an art teacher in 2002, Camilleri sought further artistic training at the Malta School of Art, the Freie Universitat Berlin and the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg. Eventually, she completed a master’s degree as Artist Teacher at the University of West of Scotland in 2017.
Camilleri currently fills the post of full-time artist-teacher at the Malta School of Art and pursues the development of a personal visual language that attempts to push the boundaries of drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media practices. She thus brings about both figurative and quasi-abstract visual metaphors that meander along the fine line that divides yet unites the real and the surreal.
Such artistic research enables Camilleri to explore the poetic space of contemporary art forms, whilst nourishing and revisiting an artistic process that is allowed to prevail over subject-matter. Artistic intent and process-led practices retain interchangeable roles throughout Camilleri’s approach to art theory and practice.