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“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”                                                                                                         - Auguste Rodin 

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   I'm interested in  life's little dramas. Using allegory and symbolism there evolves a  suspension of disbelief. Drawing the viewer in and along a storyline. Tapping into the collective unconscious so the viewer forms their own personal narrative from  the piece. I strive for a contrast between a calm and unease with a pensive quality. Feeling or capturing the instance. 

 

   Born in 1967 outside of D.C. in Prince George County, Maryland. Early life consisted of living in various places from the South Pacific to the West Coast before the family returned to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. While in high school he began taking courses at the Maryland College of Art and Design, participated in the Maryland Gifted and Talented Program and received the National Academy Achievement Award for Art. In 1990 he graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore with a BFA majoring in painting and sculpture. Soon after graduating Joe began working as a freelance mural artist which span over a time period of twenty years. Commissioned by museums, hospitals, restaurants, commercial developers, architects, designers and private patrons. During this time he has been feature in magazine and new paper articles as well as doing radio and TV interviews. In 1999, he fell under the spell of a Baltic snow princess and was bless by her hand in marriage in 2000. After a stent in the Midwest and three sons later he now resides and works in the warm breath of the Palmetto State.  

 

Gallery Shows

Corporate Clients

2015

HART WITZEN GALLERY, NC

"Showdown", group show

2013 

Gallery 22, NC

“In Search of Sustenance”, two person

Show

 

2012

GALLERY 22, NC

"Facets", group show

 

2012

GALLERY 22, NC

"Apocalypse", group show

 

2012

PROJECT ART AID, NC

"Queen City Soup ", ambassador artist 

 

2012

HART WITZEN GALLERY, NC

"Showdown", group show

 

2011

PROJECT ART AID, NC

small works,

group show to benefit Nation Cancer Society 

 

2011

MINT HILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, NC

group show 

 

2011

MINT HILL GALLERY, NC

"The ART of Food", group show

 

2009

UNSEEN GALLERY

figurative painting, group show

 

2009

PROJEKT 30, IL

"Unreal" group show

 

2004

SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER, MD

open Studio exhibition

 

2003

The MONUMENT, MD

group show 

 

2002

ZODIAC, MD

solo painting show

oil on canvas, figurative works 

 

2002

BREWERS ART, MD

solo painting show

oil on canvas, figurative works   

 

2000

PRISCILLA GALLERY, MD

group show, 

contemporary figure 

 

1998

PRISCILLA GALLERY, MD

group show, juried exhibition of 

Mid- Atlantic artists

 

1996

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, MD

group show, 

local artist retrospect 

 

1996

THE BLACK PEARL, MD

group show, 

works on paper

 

1995

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, MD

alumni exhibition

 

1995

DOUGHERTY'S, MD

two person show, 

oil on canvas, landscape paintings

 

1995

MERIDETH GALLERY, MD

group show, 

Baltimore Composers and Artist Project

 

1993

RESURGRAM GALLERY, MD

1st annual open exhibition 

 

1992

THE ART ATTIC GALLERY, MD

group show,

small works show

 

1991

BROKERAGE GALLERY, MD

two person show,

oil on canvas, figurative works

io exhibition

 

 

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY

BALTIMORE FIRE MUSEUM

NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE

FISHERMAN WHARF 

MT ROYAL TAVERN

ST. PAUL'S BAPTIST CHURCH in BALTIMORE 

ENOCH PRATT

MCCORMICK

BLACK & DECKER

CNN

ATLANTA TRASHERS HOCKEY

PRO IMAGE INC., 

EL MANANTIAL RESTAURANT 

ELENI INTERIORS

MODEL HOME INTERIORS

CHRISTINE NICOLE PRODUCTIONS

MICHAEL’S INTERIORS

 

BUILDERS 

  BROOKFIELD HOMES     

  CENTEX HOMES

  DRESS HOMES

  K. HOVNANIAN

  GREENTREE HOMES

  HAVERFORD HOMES

  D.R. HORTON

  KB HOMES

  LENNAR HOMES

  MID ATLANTIC

  MI HOMES

  NV HOMES

  MV HOMES

  PATRIOT HOMES

  PULTE HOMES

  RYAN HOMES

  RYLAND HOMES

  WINCHESTER HOMES

  ZARING PREMIER HOMES