Joseph Burwell was born in Iceland and raised in southwestern Virginia. He received his MFA in sculpture from Tulane University in New Orleans. After moving to New York in 2000 he participated in residencies at The Cooper Union, PS 122, and at The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program. He has shown in New York at Exit Art, Spencer Brownstone, and has an upcoming solo show at Miyako Yoshinaga Arts Prospects. He lives and works in Brooklyn.