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Creativity Explored

Joseph Green

Joseph “JD” Green's (b. 1993, San Francisco) work demonstrates an eye for detail combined with a penchant for quick handwork. His process involves creating preliminary sketches from source imagery found online or in his imagination, sometimes combining these into a new composition, before creating a final version. His chosen disciplines are printmaking, drawing, painting, and ceramics. For Green, art-making is an opportunity to relax, to explore his own imagination, and to engage others in conversation about what he is creating. 

After joining the Creativity Explored studio in 2012, Green co-curated Shoerageous in 2014, an exhibition featuring shoes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. CB2 selected Green's artwork to adorn a pillow in 2015. Learn more about Green in this video, which debuted at Art Changes Lives 2017. In 2019, Green and his powerful work about race was featured in Fragments & Resistance at the CE gallery.

Green continues to be a leader in the CE community. In 2019, he participated in CE's first paid internship program for artists, where Green helped to facilitate our Imaginate Saturdays program. As part of his internship, Green also hosted art-making workshops at LinkedIn as part of CE's residency in the InCommon community engagement space. During the studio closure, Green has begun to lead our CE artist Dance Party, keeping our community connected virtually.

Shop more of Green's work on our Artsy page.

Photo by Peter Prado




Print Bio

Samples of Green's work

Selected Exhibitions

Art and Advocacy, California Museum, Sacramento, CA
Black White, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Natural History, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ripe, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Tree of Life, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Shoerageous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
INK, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

SIDESHOW, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA