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Joe Lloyd
Long Beach, California

Biola University, Professor

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Sometimes unexpected combinations of images make me think of the world in a new way. I end up putting together a lot of pictures of typography, architecture, jet planes, and geometric forms. Digital drawing is an increasingly important step in my process. My earlier paintings were primarily about geometric shapes, but now I think it is much more interesting to process geometry as symmetry and pattern. My symmetry is not balanced, and my patterns are not decorations or grids. Geometry is not sacred and formalism is not pure. Painting is where I see the impossibility of geometry, the tension between concept and form, and the attempt of an idea and an object to become the same thing.





born: 1982, Long Beach, CA



Claremont Graduate University, MFA, 2012
Northwest Nazarene University, BA, 2006


selected Solo or two-person exhibits

Western Project, New paintings, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Gestural Geometry, Art Merge Lab, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
Sublimation and Composition, LACMA Sales and Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2012


selected group shows

NextNewCA, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, 2013
Paradox Maintenance Technicians, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, 2013
Painting on Edge II, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Emergent 12, Object Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2011



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