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Joe Iurato is a multidisciplinary artist whose works are built on a foundation of stencils and aerosol. Falling somewhere in between simplistic and photorealistic, his multi-layer stencils offer a distinctly clean and illustrative aesthetic. While Joe's murals have adorned neighborhoods along the east coast United States for years, he’s also become noted for the unique placement and photography of miniature painted wood cutouts in public spaces. Utilizing the outdoor environment to create site-specific installations, he creates windows into a narrative formed by personal experiences. Each individual work of art highlights the potential for interaction and storytelling within public space and transforms common landscapes into carefully crafted scenes. Before leaving each installation behind, he documents it with a photograph. The photographs offer specific and intentional viewpoints of the artwork in relation to its surroundings, manipulating our perception of scale and dimensionality.

 

He’s also established himself as a commercial artist, with a list of clients that include: The NFL, Kenneth Cole, GQ, Red Bull, Adidas, Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions, The New York Racing Association, Nike’s House of Hoops, ESPN, the NBA, NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Sprite, USA Network, Nusret Steakhouses, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures.

Select Exhibitions and Projects: 2010-2021

• Mattatuck Museum: Mural installation for permanent collection, Waterbury Connecticut, 2021

•Franklin Alley Project: Public art project with The Arts Center of the Capital Region + City of Troy, Troy, NY, 2020

•Beyond The Walls: Public art project with Goldman Global Arts, Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas March 2020

• Group Show: 10 Year Anniversary, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami 2019

• Group Show: "Spotlight Stencil", Hashimoto Contemporary, NYC 2019

• Group Show: "This is Now", Wyn317, Miami 2018

• Group Show: "Beyond Words", Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami 2018

• Solo Show: "Bottles and Cans", Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, NYC 2018

• Installation at Wynwood Walls, Miami 2017

• Group Show: "humanKIND", Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami 2017

• Group Show: "In Layers", COLAB Gallery, Germany 2017

• Solo Show: "Along the Way...", Wyn317 Gallery, Miami 2017

 

• Moniker Art Fair w/ Station16, London 2017

 

• POW! WOW! Worcester: Worcester, MA 2017

 

• Mural Fest: Montreal, Canada 2017

• SCOPE Miami: with Station16 Gallery, Miami, 2016

 

• A-Minor, Duo Show with Rubin415, C.A.V.E Gallery, Venice, CA 2016

 

• Group Show: International Art Showcase, MAE Gallery, Japan, 2016

• Participant: "Wooden Walls Project", Asbury Park, NJ 2015

 

• SCOPE Miami: with Station16 Gallery, Miami, 2015

 

• Solo Show: "Everything But the Whole Story", Station16 Gallery, Montreal, 2015

 

• Participant: "No Limit" Festival, Boras, Sweden 2015

 

•Solo Show: Outside Looking In, CUSP Gallery, NYC 2015

 

•We Got Your Back, Girl. POP! Gallery, NYC, 2015

 

• Cut it Out: Group exhibition at Urban Nation Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2015

• Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, NYC, 2014

 

• Miami Marine Stadium Project: Mural Installation and Exhibition, Miami, 2014

 

• Aqueduct Murals (Ongoing Project): Curator/Artist, 2013-Current

 

• Small World: R. Jampol Projects, NYC 2014

 

• Digard: Urban Contemporary Art Auction, Paris, France, 2014

 

• 2+2: Signal Gallery, London, England, 2013

 

• Terrains: Seven Arts Gallery, Connecticut, 2013

 

•The Future is Now, Exhibition:  NYC, 2013

 

•Solo Exhibit: Galerie Swanstrom, NYC, 2013

 

•Lingo: Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, NYC 2013

 

• Bushwick Collective: Mural Installations, NYC, 2012-Current

 

• Deep in the Cut: Duo show with Chris Stain, Mighty Tanaka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

 

• Underbelly Project:  Public installation New York City and exhibition Miami Art Basel, 2010-2011

 

• Art of Basketball Exhibitions (NBA Licensed):  Miami Art Basel; One Gallery, New Jersey; POP Gallery, New York City, 2010-2012

 

• Living Walls Conference: Public Installations, Albany, New York, 2011

 

• Welling Court Project: Public Installations, Queens, New York, 2011-2012

 

• Fountain Art Fair: Public Installations, Miami Art Basel and New York City, 2010-2012

 

• Strange Matter: Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, 2012

 

• Primary Flight: Public Installation, Miami Art Basel, 2011

 

• The Takeover: Installation/Exhibition, Miami, 2011

 

• Fall and Rise: Solo Show, Art Whino Gallery, Washington, DC, 2010

 

• Salvation: Solo show, Vincent Michael Gallery, 2010

 

• RePrint: installation/exhibition, Hendershot Gallery, NY, 2010

 

•Mission Edition: Christina Ray Gallery, New York City, 2010

 

•Eames Inspiration: Barney’s New York and Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York City, 2010

 

• Moderna Figura: installation/exhibition, One Gallery, Newark, New Jersey, 2010

 

•Willoughby Windows 2: Public Installation, Brooklyn, New York, 2010

 

•G40 Art Summit 1 and 2: Installations/exhibitions, Arlington, Virginia 2010-2011

 

• Stencil Only: Group Exhibitions, Space Junk Galleries, Bayonne and Paris, France, ATM Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2010

 

• Waste Not Want Not: Duo show with Boone Speed, Installation/exhibition, NAU, SoHo, New York City, 2010

 

• Electric Windows: Public Installation, Beacon New York, 2010

 

• Friends With Knives: Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010

 

 

 

Select Commercial Clients

 

• Super Bowl LIV: Collaboration with the NFL X Goldman Global Arts, activation and installation in Miami, 2020

• Paramount Pictures: Artwork for "Terminator Dark Fate", 2019

 

• Nusr-et Steakhouse "Salt Bae", Miami, NYC, and Dubai locations 2017-2018

• iPic Theaters - Art installations for the NYC, Dobbs Ferry, and Austin location 2016 - 2018

 

• The North Face - Mural at The Cliffs LIC, NY, 2017

 

• Kenneth Cole and GQ Magazine - Developed and painted a customized line of Kam Sneakers, NYC, 2017

• Red Bull - Art Installations for Red Bull "Flying Bach", Warner Theater, Washington DC, 2017

• Penguin Random House Publishing - Book Cover illustration for "The Girl In Between" by Sarah Carroll, 2016

 

• DesignIt NYC - Live painting and installation for the grand opening of the NYC office, 2016

 

• Nickelodeon/Truth Org - Art content for "Obsolete" Commercial and Documentary 2015

 

• USA Network - Art content for "Mr Robot" Television Series, 2015

 

• Adidas: Superstar campaign  - Mural for SoHo, NYC store

 

• ESPN: Set design for “Face to Face with Hannah Storm”, 2014

 

• Iron Mike Productions: Murals for training facility, 2013

 

•NBC Sports:  Sunday Night Football, Art development , On-Air content, 2010-2012

 

• NBA: Commissioned artwork for Commissioner David Stern and top athletes, 2010-2013

 

• The Cars: Created stencils for and appeared in the music video, “Blue Tip”, Directed by Roberto Serrini, 2011

 

• Sprite: Graphics for “Cap Rewards”, 2012

 

• Nike: House of Hoops Store graphics, Chicago, 2012