Joe Falcinelli AKA Baker Joe is a visual artist, certified baker, and graphic designer. Joe has sold hundreds of pieces of art nationwide, as well as attended numerous showings at galleries and art fair's all over the Mid-west. Joe has also been dabbling in graphic design for years, designing his own bands and business' logos, flyers, shirts, business cards, and posters. Along with visual arts and graphic design, Joe is also a certified baker through the Retail Bakers Association of America, with over a decade of baking experience. Typically, Baker Joe enjoys using recycled, found, and/or donated materials, to create vibrant, colorful wall art. His vinyl record wall clocks are made from discarded records that are then painted by hand and fitted with a clock movements. 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 background to begin his piece. He then sketches and hand-cuts images in to one time use stencils that are than applied over the painting. His process of deconstructing and reconstructing his images by using negative spaces and abstract shapes to simplify the piece while still having depth. By using vibrant colors and various spray techniques he has developed an artistic style that is a mixture of pop, abstract, and graffiti style art.
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2019: Oddball Art Labs “Cartoon Cavalcade”- Elgin, IL Holiday Treasures Group Show, McLean County Art Center- Bloomington-Normal,IL 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 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 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 2015: Art and Soul on the Fox- Elgin, IL Oddball Art Labs “Fez Fest”- Elgin, IL Edgewater Fall Art Fair- Chicago,IL