Joe Brubaker was born in Lebanon, Missouri and raised in Southern California. He received his B.A. from Sacramento State University, then attended UCLA where he earned his MA and MFA. Joe describes his work in the following words, "My work ranges from all-wood simplistic carvings with calm and straightforwardness as an intention, to found-object-assembled sculptures which are purposefully cobbled together bricolage style. The pieces range from 8 to 10 inches tall to massive forms as large as 14 feet. I meander back and forth between the two directions and find that the artistic cross-training keeps my hand and eye fresh.
I come from an "anything goes" perspective of creating and would describe my process as 3-dimensional collage. I also paint, draw and write poetry.
I compare my artistic journey to driving on a winding road I'm familiar with, but at midnight with no headlights on."