Joseph Rux’s work is grounded in a curiosity about the functions of the world around him.
His art frequently examines and documents transportation, traffic signals, surfboards, and, specifically, his ride to NIAD on mass transit. Joseph also looks at art magazines and books for inspiration, sometimes transcribing or interpolating the found images into his own drawings.
Rux works primarily in print making, drawing and painting.
Additionally, Joseph is an active and engaged member of the local art community, having participated in NIAD group critiques and presented his work at Pixar Animation Studios.
Joseph Rux’s influences include: Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh, the sculptor Ugo Rondinone, Social Realist Grant Wood, as well as fellow NIAD artists Sara Malpass and Deatra Colbert.
// Joseph’s available work //
recent exhibition history
NIAD Ink: 35 Years of Prints organized by Andrés Cisneros-Galindo // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022
Day Or Night It Looks Like Night, organized by Liliana Herrera // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // September 2022
Summer Break, organized by Matthew Goldberg // NIAD Online Exhibition // June 2022
Can’t Be Shook, organized by Alex Gartelmann // NIAD Online Exhibition // April 2022
Quiet, organized by Matthew Pawlowski // NIAD Online Exhibition // April 2022
Innersense, ushered by Germán Herrera // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022
Road to Nowhere // selected by Eric Shiner // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2021
Weaving Circle // organized by Circulo Tejido/Backstrap Club NIAD Windows September 2020
Through My Eyes// organized By Scott Hewicker and Cliff Hengst NIAD Art Center 2020
Disability Changemakers // (traveling exhibition) San Mateo, San Francisco and San Jose County public libraries 2019
Collective Memory: NIAD // organized by Hannah P. Mode NIAD Art Center February 2019