Joelle Dietrick's paintings, drawings, and animations explore contemporary nesting instincts and their manipulation by global economic systems. Her recent artworks and research considers housing trends that complicate relationships to place. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Transitio_MX in Mexico City, TINA B Festival in Prague and Venice, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, MCA San Diego, Long March Space Beijing, ARC Gallery Chicago, Soho20 New York, and MPG Contemporary Boston. She has attended residencies at the Künstlerhaus Salzburg, Anderson Ranch, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the School of the Visual Arts and received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, University of California, Florida State University, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
She also often collaborates with her husband Owen Mundy. Combining Joelle's formal training as a painter and Owen's programming skills, the resulting artworks present aesthetically appealling spaces to consider the human impact of larger automated systems. Recent collaborations include exhibitions at the University of Central Florida and Flashpoint Gallery in Washington DC, and their permanent public art commission at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communication.