Joy O. Ude is a mixed-media artist and designer. In her artwork, she explores Black culture as a subset of American culture. As an American-born child of Nigerian immigrants, she also reflects on the concept of duality.
Ude earned her BFA in Fashion Design in 2005 from the University of North Texas. After working in the fashion industry, she attended grad school and earned an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of North in 2013. Her work has been included in several regional and national shows including: CraftTexas, Fantastic Fibers, Fiberart International, and ArtSeen. Ude also teaches fiber-based workshops, most recently at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Ude is currently an elementary school art teacher and a member of FJORD Gallery (Philadelphia).