Joey Freund was born into an artist family. Her parents, Will and Dorothy, are noted artists whose work is displayed in galleries and museums throughout the world. Will and Dorothy are still active in the arts and reside in Upper Peninsula Michigan.
Ms. Freund grew up in an artist’s studio environment and mastered the skills for crafting jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, and varied art forms. She exhibited a one-woman art show at age 11. Joey was awarded 1st prize in a tri-state art competition held in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri while still in high school.
Joey has been privileged to live in both cultural and exotic places in the world. She lived in London for five years and Cape Town, South Africa for two. She has also lived in New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, and St. Louis. She now calls Minneapolis home.
Joey was president of the Louisiana Watercolor Society, a member of the Royal Horticulture Society of England, International Women’s Club in Africa, Dallas Symphony, and named the Houston Symphony’s official artist. Currently, she is a member of the Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, active with the Walker Art Gallery, Minnesota Orchestra, Weisman Art Museum, and the Russian Art Museum.