Born in Limavady, Northern Ireland and currently living in London, Joni Belaruski can usually be found making either art or music.
Using figurative forms of humans and animals she devilishly blends the disjunction between her own reality and fantasy to devastating effect, fusing darkness with light to create strikingly original artworks like no other.
Her work varies from images on paper, canvas, drumskins and board to street art, murals, festival installations, illustrations and artwork for the music industry. More recently, Joni has included digital drawing to her repertoire of mediums.
Clients include The Libertines, Foy Vance and Murdock London.
Also an established drummer, Belaruski regularly tours across the UK and internationally with her band, punk folk favourites The Great Malarkey, and she has previously performed with bands such as The Urban Voodoo Machine and Deadcuts.
Isolation Nation , Online Art Fair run by DWD Exhibitions. 45% of sale price goes directly to NHS Charities. (2020)
Womxn's Strike Exhibition , The Old Baths Hackney, London (2020)
The beautiful and Damned group exhibition, BSMT Space, London (2020)
Erotic Art Exhibition London, Oxo Tower Wharf, London (2019)
REAWAKENING Group Show, The Natural Room Emporium, Newtownards, Northern Ireland (2019)
Sexhibition Erotic art group show, Seespray Gallery, Hastings (2019)
Punk Rock n Roll Group Show, Underdog Gallery, London (2018)
Monstrous! Solo show, Flaxon Ptootch, London (2018)
Jupiter Waiting for the Moon Duo show, The Beaucatcher Salon, London (2017)
Punk Rock n Roll Group Show, Underdog Gallery, London (2016)
Movement:Artworks Group show, A-Side B-Side Gallery, London (2014)
Movement:Artworks Group show, Pictorem Gallery, London (2014)
Atrocity Exhibition Group Show, The Others, London (2013)
Flaxon Ptootch Duo Show with Lupen Crook, London (2013)
A Swell in a Blue Period Group Show, Mori & Stein Gallery, London (2013)
Yeastie Girls Group show, Cultivate Gallery, London (2013)
Survival Solo Show, Hackney Trashbar, London (2012)
Art is Not just for Xmas Group show, Cultivate Gallery, London (2011)
Schism Group show, Bardens Boudoir, London (2011)
Flaxon Ptootch Group Show, London (2011)
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"Her work has savvy grit and vigour....to neglect her is to neglect the new babylon" Nina Antonia (author of 'Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood')