Associate Professor of Visual Arts
M.F.A., Colorado State University
B.F.A., Texas Tech University
Artist Joel Armstrong was raised in Corpus Christi, TX, where he grew to love fishing, salt air, humidity and rust. He received his BFA degree in painting from Texas Tech University, and spent over 20 years as both an illustrator and graphic designer. While art director for Group, a magazine for youth ministers, Joel returned to College to receive his MFA in drawing from Colorado State University (2001). At CSU, Joel began to work in wire, and then became interested in Installation art. He has continued to do wire installation for almost 10 years after graduation. His last solo show took more than three years to complete, and was titled "Garage Sale".
Mr. Armstrong is an assistant professor at John Brown and currently teaches drawing, illustration and fine art. His wife Sandy is an artist, and their 3 children are also artists.