Born in  Mauritius, a small African island in the Indian Ocean, Mary-Joyce spent most of her life  as an expatriate living in Africa, the Middle East and Europe . She is now based in Ireland.  Mary-Joyce's multidisciplinary practice reflects on displacement through  migration that can  create a shift in cultural heritage and identity ,making the unfamiliar familiar .
Mary-Joyce explores and responds to cultural hybridity by juxtaposing a kaleidoscope of colours and textures on textile, canvas , wood .
A bold colour palette is contrasted by a ‘distressed’ effect in layering , peeling and marks to articulate a visual language in colour   . This creates an equilibrium, opening up conversation with her ongoing investigation on issues of globalism in cultures and postcolonialism.