Much like seeing patterns in random data or faces and shapes in the clouds, my work strives to induce a contemplative shift in perception for the viewer. I’m fascinated by the momentary in-between space alternating between abstraction and recognition - of being someplace and nowhere at the same time. My paintings and drawings explore the relationships between shape, color, and pattern and are informed by my love for architecture, music, and cartography.
Joe Camoosa (b. 1969, Asbury Park, NJ) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He received an MFA in painting and drawing from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and graduated from Florida State University where he studied Mass Communication and Anthropology. His work is held in numerous corporate and private collections and has been exhibited in galleries in Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Richmond and New York, and museums such as MOCA GA, Atlanta Contemporary, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, The Georgia Museum of Art, and The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences. He was a member of the Studio Artists Program at Atlanta Contemporary, a 2016-2017 Walthall Artist Fellow and is represented by Kai Lin Art, Atlanta. Camoosa is currently an adjunct instructor at The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University.
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