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


What We Learned About Famous Artists from Joe Fig's New Studio Visits Book
September 1, 2015

By Brian Boucher, artnet News


"Artist Joe Fig has visited over 120 artists in their studios, posing questions about their practice, from their favorite color to their motto. His book Inside the Artist's Studio, forthcoming in October from Princeton Architectural Press, reveals the daily working habits of two dozen artists, including figures like Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Carroll Dunham, and Judy Pfaff."

In an Exhibition of Miniatures, the Good, the Bad, and the Lego
April 6, 2015

By Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic

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

A Sense of Place

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
Miniature Models of Famous Artists in their Studios
Twisted Sifter
Artist Crafts Teeny Tiny Models Of Famous Artists' Studios

Huffington Post
Mining the Past and Present: Works by Joe Fig

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Masterpieces in Miniature
New York Times
Joe Fig: Mining the Past and Present

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Meet Joe Fig

by Linda Blinn, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Magazine
Celebrating the Birth and Impact of Pollock

by Karin Lipson, The New York Times
The Artist Perseveres; Joe Fig

Nozlee Samadazdeh, The Morning News
Joe Fig: New Paintings
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
Panel Discussion: A Conversation with the Artists
Bruce Museum
Review: Joe Fig: New Paintings

by Brian Boucher, Art in America
Joe Fig: Cinematic Paintings
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
Arts Center Unveils Three New Shows

The Manchester Journal
A Small World After All

by Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal
Faces Telling American Stories

by Martha Schwendener, The New York Times
Inside the Painter's Studio

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

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
Inside the Painter's Studio

by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
Small Worlds Loom Large in New Show at the Museum

by Tahree Lane, The Blade
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

NY Magazine
Joe Fig's Back to the Future

by Bill, Beautiful/Decay
Joe Fig Plus Ultra

by Martha Schwendener, Artforum
'Otherworldly' dioramas open at MAD Museum

by Amy Langfield, New Yorkology
Where the Art Happens

by Ann Landi, ARTnews
Toledo Museum of Art’s Small Worlds exhibition offers new perspectives on size, scale
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
Artists at Work (Very Tiny Ones)

by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
Tiny People Painting: Look In, Look In

by Bridget L. Goodbody, The New York Times
Joe Fig Plus Ultra

by Colleen Asher
ART; More Room to Grow Creatively

by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
Joe Fig

by Benjamin La Rocco, The Brooklyn Rail
From Very Big to Very Small, Christo's Monumental Projects Share Space with Intricate Miniatures by Joe Fig

by Omar Sommereyns, Miami New Times
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

The Art Newspaper
Small Wonder

by David Brickman, Metro Land
The Listings; Joe Fig

by Ken Johnson, The New York Times
Artists Making Their Mark

The Creative Process, in Miniature

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
The Action Figure Artist: Joe Fig at Bernard Toale Gallery

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

by Matthew Kangas, The Seattle Times
Decoding Images: Joe Fig, Inka Essenhigh, 2005

by Brian Boucher, Art in America