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Joe Riley



Joe Riley (b. 1990, USA) is an artist, researcher, fabricator, and educator. His work combines the poetic, political, and practical as points of entry to explore dense interactions of human and non-human concourses. As a PhD student in Art Theory, Criticism, & Practice at UC San Diego he is researching visual cultures that develop around built infrastructures and the sea.

Joe has participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program (2016-17), Art & Law Program (2018), Interdisciplinary Art & Theory Program (2018-19), and was a student organizer with Free Cooper Union. He holds a BFA from Cooper Union (2013) and has taught at the Cooper Union School of Art, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Bruce High Quality Foundation University. Alongside Audrey Snyder, Joe was a fellow of the Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship (2018-19) and Fresh Kills Field R/D program (2017-18). His collaborative work with the collective Futurefarmers has exhibited widely, including Artes Mundi 7 and Sharjah Biennial 13.