Joe Brown has been an artist all his life. In grade school, pirates and comic books were his subjects of interest (along with writing in the third person). At Pima Community College he studied digital art, where he won two ADDY awards in 2006. One of the pieces won a Gold locally, a silver regionally and competed nationally (stop trying to brag me!). After three and a half years in Junior College, he transferred to the University of Arizona, VisCom: Illustration program and became famously known as Joe Bro (This is where you are getting to "know the Bro." See what I did there?). He was juried into the U of A VisCom annual show every year he attended, winning a silver award and juror's pick award in 2009 and he also received the Outstanding Senior award in his final year.
He has interned with a local stone sculptor named, Merlin Cohen, where learned the trade of stone sculpting (it sounds crazy, but I'm just rubbin' on rocks). Though stone sculpture is a new venture, he recently opened his own gallery showcasing his stone sculpture while getting into galleries around the southwest. He works full-time making stone sculptures and continues to build his inventory (because rubbin' on rocks does take time).
He was published in University of Arizona's Persona Magazine in 2010, where he also showed in the BFA Senior show in The University of Arizona Student Union Gallery and at the Lulubell Toy Bodega. In 2011, he wrote and illustrated his first book, "How to Catch a Ghost," that can be purchased at the bottom of the page (shameless plug). He continues to create stone sculpture and illustrations in his studio located in the heart of the Fort Lowell Furniture District at the Metal Arts Village in Tucson, AZ.