E. Joi Whiley
Ellene “Joi” Whiley holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Spelman College and a M.A. in
Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. She studied abroad at the
LaCoste School of Art in South France. Joi has done advanced studio studies in New
York at Parsons School of Design. In addition, she served as the 2004-2005
Romare Bearden Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Joi has exhibited her work at
M.Francis Gallery, the New Orleans Museum of Art during “Artfully Aware”, Baton
Rouge Shaw Center 4th Floor Terrace Gallery, and the New Orleans African
American Museum. She is an experienced artist, art instructor, and arts administrator.
Recently Joi has done workshops at the LSU Museum of Art, an arts lecture for the
East Baton Rouge Parish Library, and served as a Teaching Artist for the New
Orleans Museum of Art. Currently, Joi serves as a member of the “Called to the
Camera” Advisory Group at the New Orleans Museum of Art. She is also blessed to
work along side her husband, Joseph Whiley, as co-owner of E. Joi Studio, LLC.