Joe Lacina

    Joe Lacina is an artist, curator, and designer from Grinnell, Iowa. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture with a concentration in 3D Design from the University of Iowa. Lacina has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art. After college, he founded Grin City Collective, an artist residency program in Grinnell, IA and Extra Extra, an art gallery and performance space located in Philadelphia, PA. His sculptural work utilizes a bricolage type of construction involving kinetic components, paint, wood, and foam. He has exhibited work at LVL3 Gallery (Chicago, IL), Ditch Projects (Springfield, OR), Make-It-Move, Northrup King Building (Minneapolis, MN), and at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA). Lacina currently works at Grinnell College in the Art Department as the Studio Art Technical Assistant.