Joel studied at The Art Istitute of Philadelphia and continued his studies at The New York Art Students League in New York City.
2012-2013 Artistic Anatomy with Frank Porcu-New York Art Students League, New York, New York
1994-1995 The New York Art Students League, New York, New York
1990-1992 The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Currently teaching at
2009 To Present Life Drawing/Anatomy
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
2008 To Present Life Drawing/Anatomy/Painting
The Joe Kubert School, Dover, NJ.
2023 To Present
duCret Center of Art, Plainfield, NJ
His work has been exhibited throughout the tri-state area and abroad.
2010 The Martin Hannon Memorial Award (The Salmagundi Club's Thumb-box Exhibition)
2010 2nd Prize (Salmagundi Club's En Plein Air Exhibition)
2010 Honorable Mention (The Salmagundi Club's Summer Exhibition)
2010 Best In Show Award (West Essex Art Association)
2009 Jerry A. Berger Award (Allied Artist Of America, Inc.)
2009 Audubon Artist Award (Salmagundi Club)
2009 John R. Grabach Award (American Artist Professional League)
2008 Honorable Mention (The Philadelphia Sketch Club)
2006 Honorable Mention (Visual Arts Center Of New Jersey)