Jo Frederiks is a passionate animal rights advocate, speaking through her art to create awareness and inspire change. She is a full-time practising artist, currently working towards her next major exhibition, exposing the well-hidden plight of nonhuman animals we enslave, exploit and needlessly use for food, clothing, entertainment and research.
Working in varying mediums, Frederiks favours graphite and oil paint. She has previously studied at The Arts Academy in Brisbane, graduating with Honours. She has had many solo, joint, and group exhibitions throughout the years, and her work is in private collections in numerous countries across the world. Her drawings are sensitive, exquisite and beautifully detailed, portraying the unique character of each individual being.
Frederiks grew up on a million-acre cattle station in central Queensland, Australia. It was this environment that not only nurtured her connection to nonhuman animals but highlighted their immense vulnerability at the hands of man.