Artist Statement

JoAnna (Jo) Howlett (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist and arts administrator from Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island). Their sculpture-centric practice often addresses themes of connection, embodiment, and philosophical inquiry. Their current projects are rooted in material exploration and aim to create individual narratives that depict a breadth of human experience. 


JoAnna currently resides in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) and is in the process of completing a certificate in Studio Art at NSCAD. Their previous education includes a BA in Philosophy from the University of Prince Edward Island and a diploma in Cabinetmaking and Wood Manufacturing from Holland College. She is passionate about the Island arts community and has worked with PEI organizations such as Art in the Open and this town is small. JoAnna currently works for CreativePEI as the Project Coordinator for the Creative Well-Being Initiative - a project that aims to improve the well-being of Island artists and creative sector workers. 

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