Born in New York in 1974, Joe moved to Massachusetts where he grew up in the one and a half horse town of Hingham, before moving to Boston to attend Mass Art. He now lives in Somerville where he paints and illustrates out of his hidden studio deep below the earth's crust. Major influences include Ralph Steadman, Egon Schiele, and Melinda Beck among others. Joe works primarily in ink and acrylic, doing loose ink drawings on top of built up texture of acrylic and assorted dry media. His paintings are kind of strange, but kind of humorous, too.