Joe Fig

Born in 1968, Fig received both his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts. His body of work encompasses painting, photography and sculpture, in which he examines his fascination with the role of the artist, the creative process and the self-made universe of the artist’s studio. Fig’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach, FL), Parrish Art Museum (Southampton, NY), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT). His first book Inside the Painter's Studio is currently in its sixth printing, and his second book Inside the Artist's Studio will be available in fall 2015. Fig is represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York, and a solo exhibition of the artist’s new works is slated to open in September. Fig works and lives in Connecticut's Farmington River Valley. 

 

Joe Fig's Website

News

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The Drum's Design Project of the Week: Feel Big Live Small exhibition
March 20, 2015
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Miniature Artists Explain Why They Love Making Tiny Worlds
March 19, 2015
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Feel Big Live Small Exhibition NYC's apexart gallery gathers a collection of meticulously crafted miniature dioramas for its newest show
March 18, 2015
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Joe Fig featured in ARTnews
6/16/2014
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'NEW/NOW: Joe Fig' at the New Britain Museum of American Art
April 19, 2014
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Joe Fig: Masterpieces in Miniature
February 20, 2014
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Joe Fig: Panel Discussion: A Conversation with the Artists
February 19, 2014
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Miniature Models of Famous Artists in their Studios by Joe Fig
February 10, 2014
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In the Air: Artist Joe Fig Makes Miniature Sculptures of Famous Artists Working in Their Studios
March 14, 2013
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Interview with Joe Fig
October 13, 2012
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Brush meets movie camera - The Daily Pic: Joe Fig paints Hollywood's vision of artists.
October 12, 2012
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Larger than the Artistic Life by Joe Fig
September 14, 2012
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Joe Fig: Cinematic Paintings
September 6, 2012
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Joe Fig: Mining the Past and Present
June 23, 2012
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Decoding Images: Joe Fig, Inka Essenhigh, 2005
January 24, 2012
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Review: Joe Fig: New Paintings
July 1, 2011
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Joe Fig: New Paintings
March 3, 2011
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Press

The Drum's Design Project of the Week: Feel Big Live Small exhibition
March 20, 2015

By Natalie Mortimer, The Drum

Miniature Artists Explain Why They Love Making Tiny Worlds
March 19, 2015

By Becky Chung, The Creators Project

Feel Big Live Small Exhibition NYC's apexart gallery gathers a collection of meticulously crafted miniature dioramas for its newest show
March 18, 2015

By Gabriella Garcia, Cool Hunting

Miniature Models of Famous Artists in their Studios
Twisted Sifter
Masterpieces in Miniature
New York Times
Artist Crafts Teeny Tiny Models Of Famous Artists' Studios

Huffington Post
Panel Discussion: A Conversation with the Artists
Bruce Museum
Joe Fig: Mining the Past and Present

Southern Vermont Arts Center
A Sense of Place

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
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Meet Joe Fig

by Linda Blinn, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Magazine
The Artist Perseveres; Joe Fig

Nozlee Samadazdeh, The Morning News
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Arts Center Unveils Three New Shows

The Manchester Journal
Celebrating the Birth and Impact of Pollock

by Karin Lipson, The New York Times
Mining the Past and Present: Works by Joe Fig

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Work on Monday: "Ross Bleckner 2007” by Joe Fig

by Oliver Patterson, Dan's Papers
Artist Joe Fig Makes Miniature Sculptures of Famous Artists Working in Their Studios

by Benjamin Sutton, ARTINFO
Inside the Painter's Studio

by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
Joe Fig: Cinematic Paintings
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Inside Joe Fig's Studio

by Monroe Denton, Art New England
Interview with Joe Fig

The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Larger than the Artistic Life by Joe Fig

by Oscar A. Laluyan, Arte Fuse
Meticulous Miniature Replicas Reveal the Fanatical Side of Art
by Doug Bieriend, Raw File, WIRED
Past Reunites at SVAC Show

by Andrew McKeever, The Manchester Journal
The Daily Pic - Brush meets movie camera: Joe Fig paints Hollywood's vision of artists

by Blake Gopnik, The Daily Beast
A Small World After All

by Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal
Decoding Images: Joe Fig, Inka Essenhigh, 2005

by Brian Boucher, Art in America
Review: Joe Fig: New Paintings

by Brian Boucher, Art in America
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Inside the Painter's Studio

Modern Weekly Lifestyle China
Charged Visuals, Dark Themes, Animated Ideas

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
Joe Fig: New Paintings
Faces Telling American Stories

by Martha Schwendener, The New York Times
Joe Fig's Back to the Future

by Bill, Beautiful/Decay
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Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

The Art Newspaper
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Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

NY Magazine
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Joe Fig Plus Ultra

by Colleen Asher
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'Otherworldly' dioramas open at MAD Museum

by Amy Langfield, New Yorkology
Toledo Museum of Art’s Small Worlds exhibition offers new perspectives on size, scale

artdaily.org
Artists at Work (Very Tiny Ones)

by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
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He Shrunk Andy Warhol


by Rachel Wolff, ARTnews

Workspace, as Art of Documentary?

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
The Lives of Others

by Tom Vanderbilt, ARTINFO
Tiny People Painting: Look In, Look In

by Bridget L. Goodbody, The New York Times
Where the Art Happens

by Ann Landi, ARTnews
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The Creative Process, in Miniature

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
Joe Fig

by Benjamin La Rocco, The Brooklyn Rail
Small Worlds Loom Large in New Show at the Museum

by Tahree Lane, The Blade
The Listings; Joe Fig

by Ken Johnson, The New York Times
ART; More Room to Grow Creatively

by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
From Very Big to Very Small, Christo's Monumental Projects Share Space with Intricate Miniatures by Joe Fig

by Omar Sommereyns, Miami New Times
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Joe Fig Plus Ultra

by Martha Schwendener, Artforum
Small Wonder

by David Brickman, Metro Land
The Action Figure Artist: Joe Fig at Bernard Toale Gallery

by Ben Sloat, Big RED & Shiny
Humor, Social Commentary Leave Lasting Impression

by Matthew Kangas, The Seattle Times
Art in Review; Joe Fig

by Holland Cotter, The New York Times
Art Review; From Small Sculptures to Glimpses of Signs, a Mix of Works in the Bronx

by Ken Johnson, The New York Times
Joe Fig, Plus Ultra Gallery / PS1 MoMA

by Peter Eleey, The Brooklyn Rail
Artists Making Their Mark