Jo Dyer is an Australian Contemporary Artist born in Port Fairy, VIC and based in Newcastle, NSW.
Her art practice explores the landscape of the mind and its associations with the natural world. Typifying the mind’s trajectory of thoughts as leaf-like structures that branch out and bud into indefinite forms, Dyer creates a survey of this invisible and ever changing psychological terrain.
Dyer’s practice is informed by processes of introspection and observation, her artistic vernacular defined by experimentation with painting and ceramic media and an innate desire to employ the art making process to explore associations between subjective experience and the natural world. Working outside, "en plein air" in order to observe, experience and respond to her environment is an important part of Dyer's process.
Dyer studied psychology at university before dropping the major to pursue an experiential approach to understanding human behaviour through art. Since graduating Dyer has taken part in a number of solo and group exhibitions and has been involved in various projects and studio spaces through city revitalisation initiative Renew Newcastle.