Joe Wardwell lives and works in Jamaica Plain, MA, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA). He received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 1996 from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Boston University (Boston, MA)in 1999. In 2017 he completed his first large scale wall drawing commissioned by MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. He has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA) and has work in each collection. In 2012, Wardwell was a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. In addition to numerous group exhibitions, he has had solo exhibitions in New York, New Haven, Boston, and Seattle. His work is represented by LaMontagne Gallery (Boston, MA) and Fred Giampietro Gallery (New Haven).