Joe Sneed

2008    Graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelors Degree in Art and Mathematics

Selected Experience
2012    Organized and curated Kunming Markets, a two week public art event in Kunming, China. Twelve international artists participated in the event and it was sponsored by TCG Nordica Gallery. See:
2011    Public installation for the Alberta Coop. Located in Portland, Oregon on Alberta and NE 15th.
2011    Directed a four month project in Portland, Oregon that involved three public school classrooms, King neighborhood residents, local artists, and non-profit organizations developing a plot of land in NE Portland into a pubic space. Partners included Groundwork Portland, the Dill Pickle Club, OSALT, King K – 8 School and da Vinci Arts Middle School. See:
2010    Organized a three month project in Portland, Oregon for ten middle school students to build a greenhouse with residents at Dignity Village. Worked in collaboration with five local artists, The Rebuilding Center, Growing Gardens, Kailash Ecovillage, Dignity Village and da Vinci Art Middle School.  See:
2010    Artist-in-residence at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China.
2010    Artist-in-residence at Artist Village Gallery in Beijing, China.
2010    Co-founded Wake Up Art, a public art collective in Beijing, China. See:
2009    Teaching-artist at da Vinci Middle School in Portland, Oregon. Organized a 500 square foot mural that was created by 140 students.
2009    Directed a project in Helena, Montana that resulted in the conversion of a delinquent tunnel into a ‘Revolving Public Art Gallery’. Worked in collaboration with YMCA, Youth Connections, Montana Youth Homes, Helena Indian Alliance, and Cascade County Juvenile Detention Center.
2008    Artist-in-residence at Two Spirits Gallery Anchorage, Alaska. Led an interactive mural in the Ship Creek Building and several art-based, outreach workshops at Beans Cafe.

2011    Grassroots Grant, Meyer Memorial Trust
2011    Small Grant, NE Coalition of Neighborhoods
2010    Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Cultural Council
2010    Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council


- The Oregonian, May 26, 2011:

- Beijing City Weekend, April 19, 2010:

- Radio interview on netFM, 77.4 FM in Beijing, China. Discussed Wake Up Art projects on Foreigner’s Life in Beijing. March 28, 2010.

- Anchorage Daily News, January 2, 2009:

2012    Left and Right, Austro-Sino Arts Exhibition, Hong Studio, Group Show, Beijing, China
2012    TCG Nordica, Project Exhibition / Presentation, Kunming, China
2011    Launchpad, Two-man Show, Portland, Oregon
2010    Floyd’s, Two-man Show, Portland, Oregon
2010    da Vinci Arts MS, Project Show, Portland, Oregon
2010    Open studio at Artist Village Gallery in Beijing, China
2009    Two Spirits Gallery, Solo Show, Anchorage, Alaska
2008    Omnitudo Realitatis Installation, Group Show, Eugene, OR
2005    LaVerne Krause Gallery, Group Show, Eugene, Oregon
2004    Kaladi Brothers, Group Show, Anchorage, Alaska

Public Art Commissions
2011    Alberta Coop, Public Installation, Portland, Oregon
2009    Da Vinci Middle Arts School, Interactive Mural, Portland, Oregon
2009    Consumer Web, Two Murals, Anchorage, Alaska