BORN Boulder, Colorado
Lives in Los Angeles, California
1990 MFA, Painting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1988 BFA, Summa Cum Laude, Painting and Art History, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
AWARDS AND HONORS
2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Grant Award recipient Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Award recipient
2004-07 Residency, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, California
2004 Residency, The Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle, North County Mayo, Ireland
2003 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Grant Award recipient
2002 Featured Artist, New American Paintings: 2002 Pacific Coast Edition, Jessica Morgan (curator, ICA, Boston), juror
2000 Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska
SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
"Lexicon", Nettie Horn Gallery, London, England
New Work, Galerie Kuckei/Kuckei, Berlin, Germany
2006 New Works on Paper, Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, New York City, New York.
New Work, Kuckei/Kuckei, Berlin, Germany
2005 Captain Ill, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
New Work, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2004 Lightness, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2003 Works on Paper, Kuckei/Kuckei, Berlin, Germany
Drawings, Mixture Gallery, Houston, Texas
2002 Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
New Work, Galerie Katia Rid, Munich, Germany
2001 New Works on Paper, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska
2000 Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008 The Unruly and the Humorous, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, Callifornia
Looky-See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
Ashes for Breakfast, Goff and Rosenthal Gallery, New York, New York
2007 World Receiver, Kunstalle, Hamburg, Germany
The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, De Young Museum, San Francisco, California
Rogue Wave, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California
It Figures, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
2006 The O-Scene: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Talking Heads, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California
2005 Paradise Lost, Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, New York City, New York
Contemporary Erotic Drawing, Part One: DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas; Part 2: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (catalogue)
2004 Frame of Mind, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, California
Drawn Fictions, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon
2003 Not Always the Same, Part One: Hammer/Sidi Gallery, London, England; Part Two: Mjellby Art Center, Halmstad, Sweden
Little Disasters, Red Dot Gallery, Scope Art Fair, New York City, New York
What a Painting Can Do, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2002 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina (catalogue)
1997 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
2007 Ollman, Leah. “The good type of ‘Rogue’,” Los Angeles Times, July 6: E22.
2006 Campbell, Clayton. "Joe Biel," Contemporary 21, Issue 83, July: 24-27(illustrated, cover image).
Morris, Tom. "Bedtime Fairy Tales These Are Not," Artreview, Issue 01, July: 70-71 (illustrated).
2005 Horodner, Stuart, ed. Contemporary Erotic Drawing (Ridgefield, CT: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum), 64-65 (illustrated).
2004 Boas, Pat. “The Un-Storyteller,” Art Papers, January/February: 20-21 (illustrated).
Ollman, Leah. “Packing a Heavy Metaphoric Punch,” Los Angeles Times, March 5: E-19 (illustrated).
Taylor, Sue. “Joseph Biel at Mark Woolley,” Art in America, February: 132-133 (illustrated).
2003 Row, D.K. “Dark Star of Humor,” The Oregonian, September 12: AE-56.
2002 Doll, Nancy and Ron Platt. Art on Paper 2002 (Greensboro, NC: Weatherspoon Art Museum), 5 (illustrated).
2001 Myers, Holly. “Delicate and Inquisitive,” Los Angeles Times, December 7: F-26.