Mariah Joyce

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Printmedia

Mariah Joyce is a Chicago-based artist whose work reflects on the institutional and philosophical lenses that we use to think about meaning in daily life. Drawing on an academic background in philosophy and a professional background in journalism, her text-based work asks (but does not purport to answer) questions about how we ought to live our lives, and what makes a life meaningful; these questions are treated with irreverence and sincerity in equal measure, and no satisfying conclusions are deliberately avoided.