Joëlle Verstraeten lives and works in Houston since 2009. Her works is based on two different techniques, painting, in which she often mixes mediums (pigments, acrylic, plaster, oil) and monotypes. Her monotypes are the outcome of her exploration of the found object. She uses it as printing material to reveal on paper its texture and hidden beauty. Indeed, when she prints, she likes to show what is not immediately revealed to the eyes of the viewer: the grooves of the LP, the design of a flat aluminum can, the texture of a lace.