Joelle Dietrick's paintings, drawings, and animations explore infrastructure, particularly housing, and its manipulation by automated, global economic systems. 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 Chicago, MCA San Diego, Long March Space Beijing, ARC Gallery Chicago, Soho20 New York, and MPG Contemporary Boston. She has attended residencies at MacDowell, 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. Dietrick completed a BFA in Painting at Penn State and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. She was born in Pennsylvania and teaches at Davidson College outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.