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Artist: Joe Page


Joe Page
Joe Page, ILLINOIS
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Born and raised in Northbrook, IL, Joe received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008 and his BA from Knox College in 2003.  A childhood spent immersed in Legos and video games left him incurably obsessed with building and making things.

After teaching ceramics at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA from 2009-14, he is currently an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His "Flow Chart" series of installations have been featured at various galleries, universities and art centers throughout the United States.​

The escapist allure of immersive environments drives my work, which orients the viewer in a place of comfort and curiosity. The vibrant colors, reductive imagery, and illustrated movements within the “Flow Chart” series of installations are deceptively simple, derivative of early video games, pinball machines, mass transit maps, and schematic diagrams. Within this framework, one soon begins to uncover the world's underpinnings: a rules-based system of sculptural parameters, compositional logic, and spatial relationships. The creative process is entirely analog and object- based, but the finished work requires a particular knowledge of early digital culture on the part of the viewer.  After arriving in a new space, every element is unboxed and unwrapped, then laid flat on the ground in groups. Innumerable narrative variations can be constructed from this limited system, or “kit” of elements.

EDUCATION

2008 Master of Fine Arts, Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2003 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art and Anthropology, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014-Present Assistant Professor of Art, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

2009-2014 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

2006-2008 Graduate Assistant, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred

University, Alfred, NY

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 Casey McDonough + Joe Page: Post Digital Landscapes, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2015 Joe Mohan and Joe Page: 2x03, The Box Gallery, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

Flow Chart: Transpirate, Ohio State University - Mansfield, Mansfield, OH

Flow Chart: Fissure, The Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

2014 Flow Chart: Diffusion, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

Flow Chart: Torrent, Method Gallery, Seattle, WA

Flow Chart: Surge, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA

Flow Chart: Drift, Gage Family Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Flow Chart: Subterranean, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, New York, NY

2010 Flow Chart: Elevation, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

2009 Flow Chart: Corridor, Lachaise Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

2008 Flow Chart: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2004 Joe Page: Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Center for Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

2003 The Sublime and Mundane: BA Thesis Exhibition, Center for Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Last Call, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

Slurp! Honoring the Ramen Bowl, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

Twin Cups National, Midwestern State University, Saint Joseph, MO

Faculty Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

2016 Accessibility by Design, Vulpes Bastile, Kansas City, MO

Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Invitational Exhibition, McNamee Gallery, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Level Up: The Art of Geek Culture, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL

Lineage: 41 Years at SIUE, NCECA Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO

2015 Faculty Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Cloud Sourcing, Eutectic Ceramic Gallery, Portland, OR

2014 Artists in Conversation: The Post-Digital Landscape (co-Curator/Participant),

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Immersive Stages (Curator/Participant), Pritzlaff Event Space, NCECA Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI

2013 Out of the Blue, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

3rd Annual Workhouse Clay National 2013, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

Chromatic Schematics (Curator/Participant), Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine

Arts Houston, NCECA Annual Conference, Houston, TX

Chromatic Schematics (Curator/Participant), Cohen Gallery, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Two by Two: Small-Scale Ceramic Sculpture Biennial, EWU Gallery of Art,

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Kolva-Sullivan Ceramic Collection, MOA Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Object Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

6th Annual Juried Show, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2012 Wastelands and Candylands: 3rd Palomar College Boehm Gallery Ceramics

Biennial, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

Kolva-Sullivan Ceramic Collection, Washington State Convention Center, NCECA Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

2011 Currents 2011: Influenced by Place, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Travel Size: A Ceramic Visit With artaxis.org, Southwestern College Gallery

Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

Slip Cast: More Than a Mold, Baum Gallery of Art, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Land + Scape, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY

Two by Two: Small-Scale Ceramic Sculpture Biennial, EWU Gallery of Art,

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

2010 Clay? III, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay, University of Tulsa School of Art, Tulsa, OK

2009 Beyond the Brickyard: First Annual Juried Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation for

the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Project Space, Phoenix Convention Center, NCECA Conference EXPO, Phoenix,AZ

Articulations: Recent Works by Whitman Studio Art Faculty, Sheehan Gallery,Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

2008 Alfred International, 2008 MFA Exhibition in Beijing, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Cast: Sculpture, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Fifth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

In Progress: Alfred Graduate Ceramics Exhibition, 622 2nd Ave, NCECA Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA

2007 SUNY Student Art Exhibition, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, NY

Fourth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

13 x 13: Graduate Work, Wellsville Arts Center, Wellsville, NY


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