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Tiger spirit

Joseph Karwacki
Long Island City, NY

About the Artist

Born in Queens, New York, Joseph Karwacki makes drawings that come directly from his experience of living in Queens. His graphic design studies at New York City College of Technology fueled his interest in a visual dialogue about function and characteristics in relation to place.

Monsters, neither good nor evil, command a higher purpose in this world by creating elaborate and beautiful explanations for the relationships humans have with nature, themselves, and others. They have always served this purpose, as is evident from the earliest cave paintings to the latest popular media. Their c…

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About the Artist

Born in Queens, New York, Joseph Karwacki makes drawings that come directly from his experience of living in Queens. His graphic design studies at New York City College of Technology fueled his interest in a visual dialogue about function and characteristics in relation to place.

Monsters, neither good nor evil, command a higher purpose in this world by creating elaborate and beautiful explanations for the relationships humans have with nature, themselves, and others. They have always served this purpose, as is evident from the earliest cave paintings to the latest popular media. Their conception and individuality, from the Yokai of Japan to the monsters of Greek Mythology, are the products of the cultures and environments they then function to serve. Karwacki’s bestiary questions both the cultural importance and role within the human psyche that these monsters play.

His work has been showcased in numerous group exhibitions as well as a solo exhibition in the New York City area.

Artist’s Work

Tiger spirit
Joseph karwacki

Tiger Spirit

By Joseph Karwacki

Cyclops
Joseph karwacki

Cyclops

By Joseph Karwacki

Untitled owl
Joseph karwacki

Untitled (Owl)

By Joseph Karwacki

Selected Exhibitions

  • Shell Zoni Studios
    Brooklyn, NY , 2012
  • Gallery Bar
    New York, NY, 2012
  • Collaborate Gallery
    Oakland, CA , 2011
  • Purewest Gallery
    Long Island City, NY, 2010
  • Red Betty's Lounge
    New York, NY, 2010

Education

  • New York City College of Technology, BA Graphic Design
    Brooklyn, NY ,2008