Joel Werring

Joel Werring is an American artist whose paintings and mixed media pieces explore the ways in which the past and its attendant memories can have a physical presence in our lives. Working from family photographs, old movie stills, song lyrics, dreams, his own children’s drawings, and satellite images of neighborhoods he lived in as a child, Werring creates narrative works that blend personal memory, cultural history, and collective mythology.
Werring received his BA in Art from the University of California at Berkeley and his MFA from the Yale School of Art. In 2003, he received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Painting. He has taught extensively, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Werring’s paintings and works on paper have been exhibited in solo and group shows in California, Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. He lives and paints in Redding, Connecticut.