Joe Falcinelli AKA Baker Joe is a Certified Baker and Visual Artist. Joe has been working in the baking industry for over a decade and has learned the craft from some of the best bakers in the country. However, for the last 6 years, Joe has also made a strong effort to reconnect with his passion for art. Using recycled, found, and/or donated materials, Joe has created colorful and sometimes practical pieces of pop art. His wall clocks are made from old vinyl records that are then painted by hand and fitted with a clock movement. He also works with recycled windows, wood panels, street signs, and other random materials to create his works. Using layers of bold colors and various painting techniques he creates an abstract base to begin his piece. He then sketches and hand-cuts the images in to one time use stencils. These stencils are than placed over the top of the background and applied. His style of using negative spaces and abstract shapes to recreate his images. His process creates an artistic style that is a mixture of pop, abstract, and graffiti arts. With over 100+ pieces sold both through his online storefront and in person at numerous art fairs and galleries over the past several years. You can add a Baker Joe piece to your collection by visit his website (bakerjoeart.com), his Etsy (bakerjoeart.etsy.com), Or by E-mailing him directly at Bakerjoeart@gmail.com. Don’t forget to ask him about having a custom BJA piece made just for you!
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Past Shows and Events 2015: Art and Soul on the Fox- Elgin, IL Oddball Art Labs “Fez Fest”- Elgin, IL Edgewater Fall Art Fair- Chicago,IL 2016: Tattoo BLVD Grand opening-Chicago, IL RAW: Chicago Presents REVEAL-Chicago, IL Elgin Fringe Festival-Elgin, IL Secret Vault Boutique Artisan Market-Arlington Heights, IL 2017: Pancakes and Booze Art Show-Chicago, IL “Is this a Love Song” Group Show- Arlington Heights, IL Evanston Made Group Show-Evanston, IL The Pop Up Gallery Evanston Grand Opening & Residency till 2019-Evanston, IL Downtown Evanston Sidewalk Sale- Evanston,IL Elgin’s Art and Soul on the Fox Fest- Elgin,IL Oddball Art Labs “Robots, Rockets and Space Vixens”- Elgin,IL The Wreaking Ball Silent Auction- Evanston, IL Local Lowbrow Art Show- Blue Island, IL BAN Art Fair- Hammond, IN 2018: Blick Art Evanston Featured Artist of the Month- Evanston, IL Evanston Made Group Show- Evanston,IL Oddball Art Labs “Strange Imaginations…”- Elgin, IL Art and Soul on the Fox- Elgin,IL Bones and Cones Group Show- Chicago,IL BAN Art Fair- Blue Island,IL
2019: Oddball Art Labs “Cartoon Cavalcade”- Elgin, IL Holiday Treasures Group Show, McLean County Art Center- Bloomington-Normal,IL