Joseph alef

Born 1981, Berkeley, California
Has practiced at Creative Growth 2001–2008 and 2013–present

Joseph Alef makes active paintings that radiate with energy. Blending an impressive array of colors with gestural and drip elements, Joseph has created his own expressive visual language through his paintings. Often beginning with more delicate fields of color, Joseph integrates linear and more distinct graphic elements that form sculptural effects. Joseph has been an artist at Creative Growth since 2001 and devotes most of his time to painting, though he has also explored ceramics. Like his paintings, the abstract ceramic tablets he makes are deeply layered with organic abstractions and vibrant colors. Joseph’s work is featured at the new Chase Center in San Francisco.


The Creative Commons, ArtYard, Frenchtown
Outsider Art Fair, New York

Art is For Everyone: Outsider Art, Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco

D’Dessin Art Fair, Paris

Large Drawings, 836M, San Francisco
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami