3113 E Columbia Street, Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 294-0939 email@example.com
Wings Over Water, Houston, TX, currently commissioned,
Twilight Garden, Mesa, AZ, currently commissioned,
Stories Interweave, Aurora, CO, currently commissioned,
Ellipsis, Walnut Creek, CA, currently commissioned,
Lenses, Scottsdale, AZ, currently commissioned, $800,000.
Piole Kabuto, Piole, Himeji, Japan, 2014, $85,000.
Texas Rising, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
w/Blessing Hancock, 2014, $485,000.
Color Wash, Pantano Wash, Tucson, AZ w/Blessing Hancock,
currently commissioned, $99,000.
Philosopher’s Stone, Chengdu, China, w/Blessing Hancock,
Camaraderie, Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, CA
w/Blessing Hancock, currently commissioned, $300,000.
Mirror of Thoughts, Rockville, MD, w/Blessing Hancock,
Small Talk About the Weather, Oklahoma City, OK,
w/Blessing Hancock, currently commissioned, $185,000.
Bloom, Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital,
Hoffman Estates, IL, 2014, $105,000.
On Display, Denver, CO, w/Blessing Hancock,
currently commissioned, $250,000.
Ballroom Luminoso, San Antonio, TX, w/Blessing Hancock
Fish Bellies, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX,
w/Blessing Hancock, 2013, $250,000.
Heart Beacon, Emergency Coordination Center, Portland,OR
w/Blessing Hancock, 2014, $150,000.
Line and Sky, The CommonLinks, Shreveport, LA,
w/Blessing Hancock, design phase complete, $750,000.
Chinook Arc, Beltline Park, Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, w/Blessing Hancock, 2014, $500,000.
Brilliance, Palo Alto Library and Arts Center, Palo
Alto, CA, w/Blessing Hancock, 2014, $200,000.
Cyclorama, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL,
w/Blessing Hancock, 2012, $130,000.
Empire of Giants, Dallas, TX, w/Blessing Hancock,
currently commissioned, $150,000.
Origo Environment Sphere, Inspira, Sarpsborg, Norway,
w/Blessing Hancock, 2011, $35,000.
Utah Bit and Mine, Midvale, UT, w/Nina
Borgia-Aberle & Blessing Hancock, 2011, $130,000.
Seed Pods, Tinsletown, The Woodlands, TX, w/Blessing
Hancock, currently commissioned, $325,000.
Cocoon, Tucson, AZ, w/ Nina Borgia-Aberle & Blessing
Hancock, 2014, $200,000.
Wet Wheel, Tucson, Arizona, currently
Wandering Stars, Tucson, AZ, w/Blessing Hancock,
Glendale Park and Ride, Glendale, Arizona,
w/ Nina Borgia-Aberle, currently commissioned,
Bends Towards Justice, MLK Tower at Depot Plaza,
Tucson, AZ, w/Blessing Hancock, currently commissioned, $170,000.
SEED[pop!], Public Art for the Solar Decathlon,
Washington D.C., w/Blessing Hancock, 2009, $25,000.
Toby, Scott Avenue Renovation, Tucson, AZ,
Bike Church, Barrio Anita Neighborhood, Tucson, AZ,
w/Blessing Hancock, 2009, $90,000.
Wondrous, Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library,
Marana, AZ, 2008, $100,000.
Color Factory, Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City,
UT, 2006, $130,000.
Desert O, Luminarias del Pueblo, Tucson, AZ,
Joe grew up near Thomas Edison’s West Caldwell
laboratory in New Jersey. His Grandfather had
been good friends with the Edison family and
passed on stories, books and some gadgets from
Edison himself. This inspired Joe to make things
at an early age. As a child, he built toys out of
the tools and materials his parents supplied to him.
After a long liberal arts education that
spanned four universities he began working for
science museums where he designed and built
exhibits. He founded Creative Machines in 1995
to design and fabricate interactive exhibits for
museums around the world and began making public
art in 2004.
OWNER, 12/97 - present
Creative Machines Inc. is our 14,000 square-foot
fabrication facility in Tucson, Arizona, where
we employ 10 artists, designers, engineers and
craftspeople. Our shop is set up to support
comprehensive prototyping and fabrication. Smart,
inquisitive people and extensive CNC capabilities
give us the ability to explore innovative materials
and processes. We design and fabricate every
project in-house. We‚Äôve created and installed
public art and exhibits for clients throughout the
INVENTOR in RESIDENCE, 6/95-9/96
Inventure Place - Akron, Ohio
Over two summers, I developed exhibits on-site,
involving visitors and staff, and kept a keen eye
on how visitors used the mix of historical and
EXHIBIT DEVELOPER, 6/93-6/95
Hands On!, Inc. - St. Petersburg, Florida
I played a major role in a two year project to
master plan, prototype, design, fabricate and install
interactive exhibits about creativity and invention
for Inventure Place: Home of the National Inventors
Hall of Fame.
EXHIBIT PROGRAM DEVELOPER, 9/91-10/93
Liberty Science Center - Jersey City, New Jersey.
STAFF SCIENTIST, 8/90-8/91
Science North - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Place by Design Juror, 2014
SXSW Eco Public Space Design Competition
Public Art Network Year in Review, 2014
Americans for the Arts, Ballroom Luminoso
Accel Design Conference, 4/2014
Bike Chandeliers, San Francisco, CA
Mondo*Arc Magazine, 10/2013
Art & Design Profile, Issue #75
Installation Magazine, 7/2013
“Under the Bridge with Ballroom Luminoso”
The Atlantic Cities, 5/2013
Mark Byrnes, “A Public Art Installation Bridges the
Gap Created by an Overpass.”
Transformative Design Award, 10/2013
A SXSW Eco 'Place By Design Award' for
Spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity, Spring 2013
Seed Pod, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
WHOA Magazine, Fall 2012
Keel, Michael. "Two Artists, One Heart." 78-82
Chalk the Block Festival, 2012
Seed Pod, Downtown San Antonio, Texas
Seed Pod, Triangle Ranch, Oro Valley, Arizona
Seed Pod, Club Congress, Tucson, Arizona
All Souls Procession, 2010
Seed Pod, Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Sculpture Magazine, 5/2010
SEED[pop!], Vol. 29 No. 4
Sculpture Magazine , 1/2010
Bike Church, Vol. 29 No. 1
Artistic Hot-Dip Galvanizing Excellence Award 2009
for Wondrous Word Wall
A yearly two night show featuring an illuminated
sculpture walk, light installations, and
Love of Machines, 1-2/2005
at the Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona.
This solo show featured nine of my interactive
sculptures and weekly collaborative performances
that I organized with local groups.
UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA at SAN DIEGO
9/89-6/93, Graduate Program in Sociology/Science
Studies. Published extensively in history and
sociology of science.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 9/91-6/92, Graduate
Program in History of Science. Visiting scholar
supported by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
UNIVERSITY of CHICAGO, 9/87-6/89 , History,
Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and
Medicine. Received B.A. with highest honors, Phi
Beta Kappa, Dean’s List.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, 9/85-6/87, Rutgers
College Honors Program. Double-majored
in physics and philosophy. Received an NSF
undergraduate grant for research in statistical
physics over summer 1987.