John Joe is an artist whose work explores identity, memory, language, culture, and environment.  John was born in Thornton, Colorado. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (2003) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois and an Associate of Fine Arts (1995) from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe New Mexico. He has exhibited his work in many group exhibitions in the U.S. and internationally and his works are in the collections of private collectors. He currently works and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.