Joe Morris works as a Muralist, Fine Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Custom Bike designer, Hot Rod painter, and Creative Director that brings new opportunities to the corporate world. A BFA from St Paul College of Visual Arts in 1999 helped developed his renaissance way of creating ideas. Soon ad shops like Hunt Adkins in Minneapolis where hiring him to do layouts for ads during the week while Morris was selling art on the weekends. From making show posters for the infamous First Ave in Minneapolis to doing solo gallery shows at the Quest this lifestyle seemed to stay with him for a while.
Morris worked 15yrs at Chicago’s Leo Burnett creating ads by day and selling art by night. As associate creative director Morris led ad campaigns from retail, direct mail, print, web and short films. His creative passion challenged client briefs with big ideas and true artistic resolve.
On weekends and nights Morris was also generating gritty Americana style Art that has developed into an underground following around the world. He started doing more exhibits and solo shows at places Like Mars Gallery, Catch35, and unconventional places like the Double Door where he rode one of his custom bikes right into the bar. The work is an expression of bold less rules design. Its more undesigned and closer to fine art. It’s Mix media, It’s self expression, and it’s moments in time.
In 2016 Morris opened his own studio In Crown Point, Indiana called Jmoto Gallery. It is inside the original service station from 1928. It’s got the spacious vintage appeal perfect to see his work that functions as a studio, custom motorcycle shop and Fine Art Gallery.
Notable works including fighter series for UFC, Chicago Blackhawks, Kellogg’s 100th anniversary painting, The Who, Buddy Guy, Eric Church, Team Penske, Bruce Lee Enterprise, Korn and has many collectors around the world. For info and or quote for a project please contact email@example.com
Chris Chelios Retirement Party, art given during Cheli night at United Center.
Custom Art for Teen Cancer America Charity concert put on by The Who and Eddie Vedder. Union Jack guitar sold at auction for $25,000. All posters sold out from original Art raising another $50,000 for TCA.
Morris Art was used on all website banner ads, vip passes and marque signs-including on stage. Each application was produced by Morris himself. From photographing the Art to designing layouts for all media channels.