Joe Norman, showing this month at Gallery MAR, first came to our attention in 2009, when he was selected for that year’s iteration of the 35×35 exhibition, Artists of Utah’s showcase of the state’s young talent. As Norman explained in a video interview we recorded at the time, he had studied engineering and taught science and math in secondary schools before deciding to devote himself full-time to becoming a sculptor. And a motorcyle mechanic. Both ventures fueled his enthusiasm for junkyards, where he would reclaim just about anything for his projects.
Read the article in the December 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.