Who is Probably Joel?
My name is Joel Tsui, but I make work under the pseudonym Probably Joel. I am a multi-disciplinary artist specialising in new media and photography. Born and raised in Hong Kong, I am passionate in technology and art, individually and in conjunction.
Being immersed in an intercultural city influenced me to travel and meet new people, leading me to pursue my higher education in Portland, Maine. I have shown work internationally, including Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United States.
My work explores a wide variety of narrative methods, from photography, filmmaking, graphic design and virtual reality, to sound and installation art, with the objective of creating a unique and intimate experience for the collaborator, the audience and I.
I am currently living in Portland, Maine, where I juggle projects and learn something new everyday.
Exhibitions I participated in:
Jesus, Take the Wheel — Solo show
In Sensorium — Participant
Collective Actions — Participant
Portland Studio Culture — Co-curator, participant
Through & Through, A Special Comprehensive Exhibition — Participant
100 Self-Portraits of Hongkongese — Participant
Potluck — Co-curator, participant
Made in Brooklyn — Participant
Nothing Major Show — Participant
Teams I am proud to have worked with:
The Haven Resort Hotel and Residences — Client: Architectural photography
White Dog Arts — Production assistant, Second camera operator
SALT Institute — Teaching Assistant: Documentary Photography, Documentary Video
Seeds of Peace Maine — Community Partner
Maine College of Art — New Media department studio technician, Technology Office assistant
Trent Turns 40 and Buys a Van (film) — Behind-the-scene photographer, Social media director
Yarn Corporation — Virtual Reality Specialist