Joanne Sullivan grew up in South Africa and moved to the USA in 1998. After living in the United States for four years, Joanne relocated to New Zealand in 2002 and became a Citizen of New Zealand in 2005. Over the past 25 years Joanne”s sculptures have made their way into private collections as well as public works around the world. In March 2018, Joanne unveiled a life sized bronze depicting Olympic Champion, Sir John Walker winning Gold at Montreal in 1976. This sculpture stands in Manurewa, Auckland , New Zealand where Sir John Walker grew up. Notably, a life sized sculpture of race horse "Phar Lap” stands at Phar Lap Racetrack in Timaru, New Z,ealand, where Phar Lap was foaled. “Balance", a life sized public sculpture of a rooster toppling a chair, takes pride of place in front of the library, in the Albany Village Center on New Zealand’s North Shore. Joanne is an Elected Signature Member of The American Academy of Equine Art (Sculpture) AAEA. In 2010, by invitation of The American Academy of Equine Art, Joanne was an AAEA workshop instuctor in sculpture.