Joe Strasser

Bio

Born 2/22/1967 New Jersey

Strasser believes his environment has a lot to do with his work. The artist has relocated a great deal moving from the suburbs of New Jersey; to living in a van on the beach in Hawaii; to a campground in Woodstock, NY; to Miami, Fl; and now residing in Brooklyn. He is now considered a New York artist.

Statement

It has taken me over 20 years to completely paint what I want. My work is mostly about using found material and placing it in a new context and giving it new life. This creates a certain kind of poetry with the found detritus. I also believe sex and death should always be present in a piece. There’s a Dionysian Apollonian pull of divine inspiration and the latticework of coincidence.

Solo Exhibitions

2011
A Sunday in Soho (w. Joseph O’Neal), Fabrikreal Glanzmann Generalunternehmung AG, Basel, Switzerland

2008
Nuts and Screwed, Stash Gallery, Miami, Fl

2004
Art of Garbage, Razoo Folk Art Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

2003
Recent Works, The Mose Art Center, West Palm Beach, Fl

2002
New Painitngs, The Mose Art Center, West Palm Beach, Fl

2001
Road Tripping, Electric Lotus Gallery, Boonton, NJ

2000
Trash Art, Razoo Folk Art Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

1999
Skeletons and Voodoo, The Miami Artists Space, Miami, Fl

1990
Joe Strasser Solo Exhibition, Haleiwa arts and framing gallery, Haleiwa, Hi
Ressarts Solo Exhibition, The Bachus Gallery, Honolulu, Hi

Bluetan Collective Exhibitions

2011
Suspect your Elders, Bluetile Skateshop & Gallery, Columbia, SC

2010
small towns burn a little slower, Push Gallery, Asheville, NC

Group Exhibitions

2011
Imaginary Arms, Arch Collective Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010
umbilical poetry, Space Womb Contemporary Gallery, Queens, NY
art slam standoff, Niagara, Manhattan, NY
viscera, Spice Factory Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
beginnings, Spice Factory Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009
burning bridges, Stash Gallery exhibition during Art Basel, Miami, Fl

2008
under the bridge, Stash Gallery exhibition during Art Basel, Miami, Fl

1996
The Recycled Show, Mayors Office, Honolulu, Hi
The Black and White Show, Mayors Office, Honolulu, Hi

1995
North Going South, Mayors Office, Honolulu, Hi

1994
The Recycled Art Show, Mayors Office, Honolulu, Hi
The Black and White Show, Mayors Office, Honolulu, Hi
The Cargo Cult, The Hawaii Artists Space, Honolulu, Hi

1993
Absolut Vodka Invitation Show, Honolulu, Hi
The Black and White Show, Mayors Office, Honolulu, Hi