Joe Bagley attended Boston University where he received a BA in Archaeology. While pursuing his degree, he maintained a long-held hobby of papercutting, an art form he was introduced to at a summer camp art class. This hobby of over 10 years became a full time pursuit after he lost his archaeological job to the economic crisis in the fall of 2008. Facing a quickly declining job market, he focused on his art creating a small business dedicated to the creation of fine paper art and custom first anniversary gifts (traditionally made from paper). Joe’s original papercuts have since received excellent reviews and have been shown in galleries,museums, and shows across the country including the Tampa Museum of Art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Craftboston. His work can be found in private collections around the world. He currently resides in Boston with his wife, Jen.
Joseph's ArtPrize Entries
These are Joseph's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.