STEPPING INto the art drive

Infused & Inspired by New York City, London, Shanghai, Paris and Sao Paolo.

"No Speed Limit, Simultaneous Realities, and Mind Flexibility are the subjects of my wonder and enduring artistic inspiration. But all of this could not happen, if it was not for the extraordinary drive of large cities and human ingeniosity."

Art Works

Unique pieces - combining Deroy's crafts as painter, sculptor in clay and photographer

Limited edition - on paper, aluminium, perspex or board

Private & Public commissions - on request 


The Art of Change: Change with Art - "Artistic vision for corporates in a continuously disruptive world" - to be published shortly

"I love to create art. I love to create my life.

And I love to help others create their own lives too."


Deroy was formally trained as a painter - in U.C. Berkeley (California) with artist Sylvia Lark  (1987), and in Paris (France) with artist Yvette Maniglier (1991 to 1997)

Ceramic work - in addition to painting, she developped a ceramic body of works in Vallauris (South of France) with Francis Milici (Sassi-Milici studio, 2005 to 2007)

Photographer - Deroy's move from New York City to Paris & London (2008) was a turning point in her artistic career, as she then embraced photography as an additional mean of artistic expression

Business training - graduated from the HEC business school in Jouy-en-Josas (1988 - master degree)

Corporate experience - 15 years of international corporate experience in global firms - Deroy developped then her own artistic vision of the corporate world and of how the arts can be of value to foster innovation and manage change within corporations.

selected solo shows

2013 - Bricklane Gallery (London, U.K.)

2012 - Advancy Co - "No Speed Limit" (exhibited internationally in Paris, Shanghai, Sydney & Sao Paolo)

2009 - Tribeca In Motion - launching of an alternative exhibition place in Downtown Tribeca (New York) 

2007 - Deroy | Milici: The Painter & the Ceramist - Encounter in the French Tradition of Vallauris (FIAF, New York City)

2006 - Ezaïr Galleries (South Hampton and New York City)

2006 - In the Rough - sponsored by Douglas Elliman - Media coverage by TV Channel 11 (New York City)

2005 - Consulat Français de New York - "Calligraphic Paintings" (New York City)

2004 - Joelle Deroy, French/Texan Artist - Solo exhibitor at the 26th international annual ARTEXPO art fair (New York City)

selected group shows

2013 - Advancy and PS21 Gallery - "No Material Limit" (Paris, France)

2010 - Ceres Gallery - "An Artist Perspective on Transcultural Business Environments" (New York City)

2009 - AAF (Affordable Art Fair) with Living With Art Gallery (New York City)

2008 - Cue Art Foundation - Conference & exhibition of "Splashes" - (New York City)

2007 - Tria Gallery - "Sacred Ways" - (Chelsea, New York City)

2005 - Masters' Mystery Art Show - The Ritz Carlton (Miami Beach, Florida)

2004 - Women in the Arts - Latin American Art Museum (Miami, Florida) 

ongoing GALLERy collaborations

2006 - 2012 - Sassy-Milici Gallery - Vallauris, France

2006 - 2012 - L'Atelier Gallery - Zermatt, Switzerland

1994- 2005 - Capricorne Art Gallery - Zermatt, Switzerland

2004 - Galerie des Lys - New York City, U.S.A.



On previous exhibitions and earlier artworks