Joe Forte is a multi-disciplinary artist. He studied filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he began developing the graphic/storytelling approach he brings to his work. As a painter, Forte studied with Los Angeles Artist Joe Blaustein and has shown widely in Los Angeles. In 2007 he had his first solo show at the Regent Gallery in L.A.'s downtown arts district, followed by a second solo show in 2008 at Bergamont Station's James Grey Gallery in Santa Monica. In addition, Forte has participated in numerous group shows and has contributed works to charitable events such as the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock Annual Art Auction and "New Day", Bellrock Media's relief benefit for Japan curated by Henry Lien of the Glass Garage Gallery.  He is currently developing a new series of globally inspired street paintings entitled "Urban Wall" and is completing work on his documentary "The Man Who Saved Ben-Hur" about the life of storyteller John Alarimo, one of the most compelling figures of the 20th Century you've never even heard of.  His most recent show, "Nothing Is Wasted" (2015), a collection of studies and paintings, was presented by the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.