Joslyn Doerge was born and raised in the city of Chicago, where early on she developed a fascination by the magic of the creative arts. In high school she won several awards for her art including The Congressional Art Award and has had work hung in the halls of Congress. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she developed her skills in both multimedia and stained glass as well as a focus on scientific illustration. While attending SAIC, she was accepted to study at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in their advanced painting program. When she graduated her BFA show was one of five shows (out of 300 BFA shows) selected to receive honorable mention and be photographed in the “top Pick’s” section of The Art Institute of Chicago’s paper. Since graduating she has traveled extensively, exploring the art and culture of peoples around the world and integrating those experiences into her work. Joslyn has displayed her work in solo art shows in both Chicago and Telluride. She has most recently settled in San Francisco.