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 Evanstan Art Center; Chicago Artist Coalition; Comfort Station, Chicago; SAIC Student Galleries (Previously Sullivan Galleries) 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, Az; Evanston Art Center, Il; Edward Cella Art and Architecture Gallery, CA; Waiting Room Gallery, MN; Hyde Park Art Center, Il; Soap Factory, MN; and Chicago Artists Coalition, Il.
Cruz earned his MA at the University of Notre Dame and 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.
Image: Joseph G. Cruz, Sonic translation of the topography of the Farside of the Moon (picture disc detail), 2013, sound installation, vinyl record, album sleeve art.
(Updated in 2022)