Joe Lurato is a multidisciplinary artist whose works are built on a foundation of stencils and aerosol. Falling somewhere in between simplistic and photorealistic, his multi-layer stencils offer a distinctly clean and illustrative aesthetic. While Joe's murals have adorned neighborhoods along the east coast United States for years, he’s also become noted for the unique placement and photography of miniature painted wood cutouts in public spaces. Utilizing the outdoor environment to create site-specific installations, he creates windows into a narrative formed by personal experiences. Each individual work of art highlights the potential for interaction and storytelling within public space and transforms common landscapes into carefully crafted scenes. Before leaving each installation behind, he documents it with a photograph. The photographs offer specific and intentional viewpoints of the artwork in relation to its surroundings, manipulating our perception of scale and dimensionality.
He’s also established himself as a commercial artist, with a list of clients that include: The NFL, Kenneth Cole, GQ, Red Bull, Adidas, Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions, The New York Racing Association, Nike’s House of Hoops, ESPN, the NBA, NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Sprite, USA Network, Nusret Steakhouses, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures.


Upside Down, Kirk Gallery, Denmark
Mattatuck Museum: Mural installation for permanent collection, Waterbury Connecticut

Franklin Alley Project: Public art project with The Arts Center of the Capital Region + City of Troy, Troy, NY
Beyond The Walls: Public art project with Goldman Global Arts, Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas March

Group Show: 10 Year Anniversary, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami
Group Show: "Spotlight Stencil", Hashimoto Contemporary, NYC

Group Show: "This is Now", Wyn317, Miami
Group Show: "Beyond Words", Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami
Solo Show: "Bottles and Cans", Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, NYC

Installation at Wynwood Walls, Miami
Group Show: "humanKIND", Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami
Group Show: "In Layers", COLAB Gallery, Germany
Solo Show: "Along the Way...", Wyn317 Gallery, Miami
Moniker Art Fair w/ Station16, London
POW! WOW! Worcester: Worcester, MA
Mural Fest: Montreal, Canada

SCOPE Miami: with Station16 Gallery, Miami,
A-Minor, Duo Show with Rubin415, C.A.V.E Gallery, Venice, CA
Group Show: International Art Showcase, MAE Gallery, Japan
Participant: "Wooden Walls Project", Asbury Park, NJ 2015
SCOPE Miami: with Station16 Gallery, Miami
Solo Show: "Everything But the Whole Story", Station16 Gallery, Montreal
Participant: "No Limit" Festival, Boras, Sweden 2015
Solo Show: Outside Looking In, CUSP Gallery, NYC 2015
We Got Your Back, Girl. POP! Gallery, NYC, 2015
Cut it Out: Group exhibition at Urban Nation Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2015

Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, NYC
Miami Marine Stadium Project: Mural Installation and Exhibition, Miami
Aqueduct Murals (Ongoing Project): Curator/Artist
Small World: R. Jampol Projects, NYC
Digard: Urban Contemporary Art Auction, Paris, France
2+2: Signal Gallery, London, England
Terrains: Seven Arts Gallery, Connecticut
The Future is Now, Exhibition:  NYC
Solo Exhibit: Galerie Swanstrom, NYC
Lingo: Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, NYC
Bushwick Collective: Mural Installations, NYC
Deep in the Cut: Duo show with Chris Stain, Mighty Tanaka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Underbelly Project:  Public installation New York City and exhibition Miami Art Basel
Art of Basketball Exhibitions (NBA Licensed):  Miami Art Basel; One Gallery, New Jersey; POP Gallery, New York City
Living Walls Conference: Public Installations, Albany, New York
Welling Court Project: Public Installations, Queens, New York
Fountain Art Fair: Public Installations, Miami Art Basel and New York City
Strange Matter: Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
Primary Flight: Public Installation, Miami Art Basel
The Takeover: Installation/Exhibition, Miami

Fall and Rise: Solo Show, Art Whino Gallery, Washington, DC
Salvation: Solo show, Vincent Michael Gallery
RePrint: installation/exhibition, Hendershot Gallery, NY
Mission Edition: Christina Ray Gallery, New York City
Eames Inspiration: Barney’s New York and Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York City
Moderna Figura: installation/exhibition, One Gallery, Newark, New Jersey
Willoughby Windows 2: Public Installation, Brooklyn, New York
G40 Art Summit 1 and 2: Installations/exhibitions, Arlington, Virginia
Stencil Only: Group Exhibitions, Space Junk Galleries, Bayonne and Paris, France, ATM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Waste Not Want Not: Duo show with Boone Speed, Installation/exhibition, NAU, SoHo, New York City
Electric Windows: Public Installation, Beacon New York
Friends With Knives: Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles
Super Bowl LIV: Collaboration with the NFL X Goldman Global Arts, activation and installation in Miami

Paramount Pictures: Artwork for "Terminator Dark Fate"
Nusr-et Steakhouse "Salt Bae", Miami, NYC, and Dubai locations
iPic Theaters - Art installations for the NYC, Dobbs Ferry, and Austin location
The North Face - Mural at The Cliffs LIC, NY
Kenneth Cole and GQ Magazine - Developed and painted a customized line of Kam Sneakers, NYC
Red Bull - Art Installations for Red Bull "Flying Bach", Warner Theater, Washington DC

Penguin Random House Publishing - Book Cover illustration for "The Girl In Between" by Sarah Carroll
DesignIt NYC - Live painting and installation for the grand opening of the NYC office
Nickelodeon/Truth Org - Art content for "Obsolete" Commercial and Documentary
USA Network - Art content for "Mr Robot" Television Series
Adidas: Superstar campaign  - Mural for SoHo, NYC store
ESPN: Set design for “Face to Face with Hannah Storm”
Iron Mike Productions: Murals for training facility
NBC Sports:  Sunday Night Football, Art development , On-Air content
NBA: Commissioned artwork for Commissioner David Stern and top athletes
The Cars: Created stencils for and appeared in the music video, “Blue Tip”, Directed by Roberto Serrini
Sprite: Graphics for “Cap Rewards”
Nike: House of Hoops Store graphics, Chicago