Joseph Gilmore

Visual Artist


I have been in love with art all of my life. There is no doubt that it has and always be my primary relationship. Some people have looked at my work and assumed that I am a self taught artist. I cannot really say that I was self taught. I was given my first scholarship to study watercolor at Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Art at the age of 10.Thereafter; I have had a series of Master painters to mentor me. The good thing about this type of one on one training by master painters and sculptures is that I never lost my childlike creative freedom. They always allowed me to take the knowledge that I choose in order to learn technique , under their guidance, on my own terms. They also providing me with honest critique of the work I produced. I think that this approach is why I am still in love with painting. I never struggle for inspiration. I just show up and get out of the way of the creative energy. My wish is that who ever views or purchases my art has as much fun experiencing the work as I had as the work was created, FYI I studied vocal music ,and Sociology at University. Both of these fields of study influence my artwork greatly. .


New Jersey City University

Sociology - Sociology, Drug and Alcohol Counseling
2012 - 2016
The study of groups and sociological theory has influenced my artwork greatly.

John B. Stetson University

Music Education - Music
1976 - 1978
Directly out of high school I attended Stetson university as a music education major. Stetson is the oldest University in the state of Florida. My ultimate goal was to sing opera, and oratorio music while also performing as a recitalist.



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PIKINE Diaspora Radio interviewed by Ibou Indoye

March 2017
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Creative Conversations/Blog Talk Radio/Interview

January 2012
Radio host Alpha Burton of Phantom Gallery Chicago Network interviewed me regarding my artwork.

Mention in article about Legendary African American Fashion Designer Wesley Tann

January 2009
Wesley Tann was the first and only African American designer to have a showroom on 7th Avenue in Manhattan N.Y, and later in life he was an etiquette expert. Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, opera singer Leontyne Price, and actress Diahann Carroll wore Wesley Tann designs. Wesley was also a lover of intimacy gatherings of friends ,and was famous for his lovely cocktail parties. The guest listed in this article include some powerful individuals. Though I do not fall into the category of the mighty I was pleased to be noted as an artist in this article. Wesley has since departed this life, but he was my dearest friend and cheerleader.


Google Arts and Culture Hudson Guild page .

April 2020
Invited by Hudson Guild to be among first 50 artist featured on their Google Arts and Culture page.


Hindsight/ Hudson Guild Gallery

January 2021
New York,NY
Hindsight is an album compiled by invited artist by Hudson Guild. The purpose of the album is to give voice to various artist on the "riveting events of 2020."

The Breath Project/Hudson Guild Gallery

August 2020
New York,NY
The Breath Project consisted of artwork and signs that addressed " inequality and racism -either strong reactions or new ideas for change."

23rd Annual Community Jam/ Hudson Guild/ Google Arts and Culture

July 2020
New York, NY
"Hudson Guild's first Community Art Jam took place in 1997 and has been an annual tradition since. "

A New York State of Mind Stories from the unusual suspects

September 2018
Featured in an exhibition of New York based artist at DECACAO FABRIEK cultural center in Helmond, NL. The show was curated by Elise Tak.

Les Quatre Saisons/ Issyra Galleery

July 2015
Hoboken, N.J.
Issyra African Art Gallery featured four artist from various from eclectic backgrounds in this exhibition curated by Elise Tak.

Brushstrokes and Grain/hob'art gallery

February 2013
Hoboken, N.J.
Brushstrokes and Grain was an two person exhibit featuring the contrasting styles of photographer Tom Egan, and paintings from my series titled "Spiritual and Sexual Intimacy in the home.

Art and Technology Circus/AUDART

October 1997
New York,NY
Invited to display my Collage of Ahmed the Sacred elephant. My work was apart of AUDART's effort to protect elephants from being hunted for the trade in ivory.

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