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
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