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Joe Wardwell: I'm Afraid of Americans

Joe Wardwell: I'm Afraid of Americans

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Joe Wardwell is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) and is the founder the Brandeis-in-Siena program. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). He received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Boston University (Boston, MA). 

Currently on view through 2023, Wardwell has a large scale wall drawing commissioned for the renovation of building 6 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. In 2022, he completed his first large scale public art project for the Boston Public Library, Roxbury Branch. Wardwell has also completed large scale installations for the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, citizenM Hotels, Facebook, Inc. and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), and the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and Wardwell’s work is in the permanent collection of all three. Wardwell has been a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Painting and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Creative Arts at Boston University.

In addition to numerous group exhibitions throughout the region, he has held solo exhibitions in New York, New Haven, Boston, and Seattle. His work is represented in Boston by the LaMontagne Gallery (Boston, MA). Wardwell lives with his family in Jamaica Plain and his studio is in Dorchester, MA.

This book was published in the occasion of the exhibition I'm Afraid of Americans (Oct 22 - Dec 18, 2021) by LaMontagne Gallery in Boston MA. 

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