Bio

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 (2011). More recently he has shown at the Castelli Art Space (2019) in LA’s La Cienega Arts District, as well as Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock with two solos shows: “The End of Paper” (2017) and “Nothing is Waster” (2015). In addition, Joe is the director of the 2016 documentary The Man Who Saved Ben-Hur which is currently streaming on Amazon.