Joe Joe Orangias' practice intersects fine arts, architecture and critical theory. Working through history, collaboration and local material, the driving goal of his work is to sustain, but also challenge, the cultural identities of certain places as they transition over time. His projects propose equity by sculpting new contexts for social, economic and environmental inequities.
Orangias holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts Univeristy and a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited at galleries and on-site throughout France, Germany, Hong Kong, Scotland and USA. He received an ASA Visual Arts Fellowship from the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and residencies at Galveston Artist Residency on Galveston Island, Texas, Art342 Foundation in Fort Collins, Colorado and Atelier OPA: Original Products & Architecture in Tokyo. He was awarded the 2014 SMFA Traveling Fellowship to realize a project in New Zealand.