I am presently doing small painting on paper and large canvasses of abstract figures. I've always been interested in having a viewer confront the nondescript figure and respond to the pose and gesture.
Also I am involve with a local non-profit artist in residence known as The BRIAR. A multi-function space of studios, artist lofts, classrooms, music rehearsal space, retail gallery and a state-of-the-art recording studio for music and video.
1976 Cleveland NOVA Invitational
1977 North Dakota Print and Drawing Competition
1978 Cleveland Museum National May Show
1979 Lorain Civic Center (Paintings and Drawings)
2004 Stone-Metal Press
2006 Fiber Art Center - Amherst, Mass.
2009 French Creek Visitors Center -"The Joe Girz Project"
2009 Lorain Public Library - "The Joe Girz Project"...
Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.