Born in Roscommon, Joe is a street artist, illustrator and art teacher.
He completed an MFA in illustration receiving a distinction at the Edinburgh College of Art – University of Edinburgh in 2012 and has previously read at National College of Art and Design, Limerick School of Art and Design and National University of Ireland, Galway. Joe has worked as a secondary school art teacher for the past seven years and is currently Head of Department at Tullamore College, Co. Offaly.
He was the recipient of the Association of Illustration award for New Talent in Public Realm Illustration 2013 and is represented in collections both nationally and internationally with a recent exhibition of drawing, film and print at London’s prestigious Somerset House.
Rather than leaving current societal needs to government the aim of his current project entitled, ‘Our Nation’s Sons’ he aims to spread a solution by persuading entire communities to address the very real problem of young male apathy and mental wellbeing. Over the past eighteen months he has initiated a pioneering new way of focusing Ireland’s urgent need for action to support this group.
1-3 Peter O'Dwyer | 4 Joe Caslin | 5 Gavin Leane