Born in Northern Ireland and living in London, Joni Belaruski can either be found making art or making music.
Using figurative form of both humans and animals to devilishly blend the disjunction between her own reality and fantasy to devastating effect, Belaruski fuses darkness with light to create strikingly original artworks like no other.
Her work varies from personal projects on paper, canvas, drum skins and board to commissioned walls, festival installations and illustrations for books and the music industry. Previous clients include Foy Vance and The Libertines.
Also an established drummer, Belaruski regularly tours across the UK and internationally with punk folk favourites The Great Malarkey, and has previously performed with bands such as The Urban Voodoo Machine and Deadcuts.
‘I believe in beauty, faces as a window of expression and I draw with both dream and nightmare, splattered with the rawness and imperfection of what I see’
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Womxn's Strike Exhibition @ Hackney Baths, London, 7pm - 11pm
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)
"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')