About Joel Dugan
By creating imaginative and surrealistic imagery my paintings explore the perception of experiences rather than just reality. My research is focused on connectivity and engagement. I paint and create the elusive form of consciousness, realizing something that is not visible to the human eye. Imagination and memory melt together in a weave, bonding what is known and what is imagined to create personal truth.
Joel T. Dugan received his Bachelor of Fine Art from The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2002. In 2011 Joel completed his MFA at The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Joel is an accomplished visual artist and works primarily as a painter. He has an active national and international exhibition record of over 122 solo and group exhibitions. Joel has also completed many public art commissions and multiple corporate commissions for institutions such as The Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Detroit Athletic Club, Fort Hays State University, The State of Michigan, and The City of Fairmont. Joel also works to cultivate community interest in public art and community projects throughout the regions he has called home. Joel is drawn to artists that document the human condition. He draws inspiration for his work from his life experiences. Joel currently resides in Fairmont, West Virginiawith his family and serves as the Chair for the Department of Architecture Art and Design at Fairmont State University.
Other Creative Skills
Visual Arts: Mural Painting
Visual Arts: Painting (Includes Watercolor)