Joseph G. Cruz is a research-driven artist whose practice involves geo-historical and trans-contextual investigations of history and epistemology. No object, history, or human has priority as an activator in these investigations.
Cruz is a time-traveling archeologist with no sense of normative hierarchies nor linearities. He has attended numerous residencies and shown nationally with solo exhibitions at Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago; Comfort Station, Chicago; SUG’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and a solo project (representing the BOLT Residency) curated by Dieter Roalstraete at EXPO Art Fair, Chicago.
Notable group exhibitions include: Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Arizona; Slought Foundation, Pennsylvania; Cabinet Magazine’s Exhibition Space, New York; International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago; and the West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Cruz is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the University of Notre Dame. He received his BFA with an emphasis in sculpture and sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He resides in Michigan City, Indiana with his wife, daughter and dog.
Learn more about Joseph G. Cruz's solo BOLT exhibition Assembling Vestiges.