Joni Renee is an artist and writer from rural Oregon. Her art has been shared on such diverse stages as The Moth in Portland, the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Costa Mesa, California, and the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn in partnership with the Morpheus Youth Project. Her writing explores themes of nature, family, and the body, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Superstition Review, xoJane, The Write Launch, and regional journals. Her chapbook, Your Full Real Name, was published in 2017 (Future Prairie Press). She is best known for lush accounts of intimate meals, loss, pastoral youth and discovery, and queerness.
- 2017, Released Your Full Real Name, a book of poetry
- 2016, Hosted Moon Prism Power Sailor Moon Art Show at The Galallery in San Francisco, California
- 2015, Designed "Queering in the Wedding Industry", an LGBTQ wedding industry conference
- 2014, Won The Moth Story Slam at the Secret Society in Portland, Oregon
- 2013, Published an essay on xoJane
- 2012, Choreographed dances for Chautauqua with Stacy Dawson Stearns at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California
- 2011, Selected to perform a two-day live and interactive art piece with Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Contemporary Art Annual Gala in Los Angeles, California. Formative/transformative in the extreme.
- 2011, Released In the Valley of Secrets, an EP of folk music that made Orange County Register headlines with its release: "Her lyricism stands apart in its biting honesty. In the Valley of Secrets is the breath of razor-sharp brutality we've been craving." The full album can be heard for free here.
- 2010, Founded a coalition of artists to support artists of color, autistic and differently-abled artists, and other minority artists living and working in Santa Ana, California. Managed this group for two years under the City of Santa Ana Planning Office and Downtown, Inc. One of Joni's original art works, a painted piano commissioned by the Pacific Symphony of Orange County, is on permanent display in the Artists' Village in Santa Ana.