Joseph Lupo was born in Chicago. He received his BFA from Bradley University and his MFA from the University of Georgia. In 2004 Joseph joined the Division of Art faculty at West Virginia University as the Printmaking Program Coordinator.
Since then, Joseph’s work has been a part of over 40 different solo and group exhibitions in over 15 states. He has had solo/two person exhibitions at ARCGallery, The Contemporary Art Workshop, and Vespine Gallery in Chicago; at 1708 Gallery and Quirk Gallery in Richmond; at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta; and BH Space 101 in Pittsburgh. His work has also been featured at the International Print Center of New York, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Gallery 312 in Chicago, The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, The Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University, The Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University Chico, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Washington Printmakers Gallery in Washington DC, and Gallery 500 in Portland. Internationally Joseph’s work has appeared at the Naestved Roennebaeksholm Art & Cultural Center in Denmark and at the Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art in Abruzzo, Italy.
From 2005 to 2007 Joseph was a resident faculty at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York. He has been a guest lecturer or visiting artist at Penn State University, Morehead State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University, and Bloomsburg University. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Portland Tribune, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Brick Weekly in Richmond. Joseph has also been an artist in residence at Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh and the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois.
From 2006 to 2008, Joseph served as the Secretary of the Southern Graphics Council Executive Board; in 2008 he was elected President. The Southern Graphics Council is the nation’s largest printmaking organization.