"EZO" Joe Wippler

MURALS

CLASSIC KEITH HARING AND JOE WIPPLER COLLABORATION PIECE

BIO

Born in New York City and raised in the cusp of traditional Puerto Rican spiritual culture and the cynicism and spectacle of modern American city life. This initially formed the well from where Joe’s work evolved.  At the age of 6 he moved to Vienna, Austria with his family for 2 years, returning back to NY in 1971 to an apartment in Queens. It was in this apartment where he began studying the modern masters of sequential art, Ditko, Corben, Eisner, Frazetta, and Bode.  He also became enamored with the Northern renaissance Masters, Durer and Grunewald.  In 1978 Joe went to the High School of Art and Design and it was there where Joe first heard the music of The Ramones and The Clash then picked up his first Spray can and hit his first train.  Joe has been exhibiting his work since 1983 and in 1989 and graduated with a BFA From SVA.

Most recently Joe has exhibited at Art Basel Miami, The Grand Palais in Paris and The Museum of the City of New York. He was one of the first artists exhibiting in Williamsburg at the Herron test site. His work has also appeared in the motion pictures PINERO and MY BROTHER and most recently DON PEYOTE and SPOKEN WORD/RZA.

Joe works in oils, aerosol and various mixed media on linen and paper and The streets with the use of use fire and water to manipulate the mediums and surface areas with different levels of opacity. His work is highly figurative yet can become abstract in the way it bisects the composition and the layering of its many surfaces, as his images project a stream of consciousness.

 

EXHIBITS

2005 – CULTURAL ORPHAN/ The Nurorican poets Café- NYC

2000 -  GRAFF SHOW / Guernseys Auction

1994 – AFTER EMPIRE / The Space Time Light Gallery- NYC

1993 – ASCENT TO DISSENSION/ Taller Boriqua- NYC

1992 – MEPHISTO MILEAGE / The Knitting Factory – NYC

1989 – SOCIETY OF FALLEN ICONS / La MAMA GALLERIA- NYC

1985 – EZO/ Librizzi Gallery- NYC

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 CITY AS CANVAS / Museum of the city of newyork

2014 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME / Paramount Theatre/ Tupac exhibit

2014 SUCCCULENT / Succulent studios -Bkln

2011 UNDER CONSTRUCTION/  Galerie Intinerrance- Paris,France

2011 Les collections Gallizia/  Grimaldi Forum- Morroco

2010 T.A.G /  Palais de Tokyo- Paris,France

2009 BEACH BLANKET BINGO/ Jonathan Levine Gallery- NYC

2009 TAG AU PALAIS/ Grand Palais- Paris,France

 

SELECTED MURAL/PROMO/COMMISSIONS

2015-  SPOKEN WORD/MOTION PICTURE / RZA

2009-   MAX PAYNE / MOTION PICTURE/ 3 walls Commissioned

2005 – CONFESSIONS ON THE DANCE FLOOR / MADONNA/ 1 wall

2005 -  AZZURE /Ads/ 3 walls

2005 – MTV2/ Ads/ 2 walls

2004 – MISSBEHAVE/ POSTER

2004 -  THE ORPHAN KING/ MOTION PICTURE/ set creation

2003 – ALTOIDS WALL OF FAME

2003 -  PINERO/ MOTION PICTURE/ set creation