Joel Werring is an American artist whose paintings and drawings explore the ways in which the past and its attendant memories can have a physical presence in our lives. Working from a personal archive of photographs, song lyrics, his own children's drawings, and satellite images of neighborhoods he lived in as a child, Werring creates narrative works that blend personal memory, cultural history, and collective mythology.
Werring received his BA in Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley and his MFA from the Yale School of Art. In 2003, he received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Painting. He is currently an Associate Professor at FIT/ State University of New York where he served as Chair of the Fine Arts Department from 2016 to 2019. He lives and paints in Redding, Connecticut.