Dennis A. JoseDennis Jose at his studio, 2014



DENNIS JOSE (USA, b. 1957) is a prolific painter, sculptor and writer with 40 years of experience. His art is widely collected in the US, Europe and Pacific Rim.

His work has been featured by several designers in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, the largest interior designors market in the U.S., and at galleries in five states.

His study of the Visual Arts has taken him to classrooms and studios in Africa, the Middle East, the Universities of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Oregon, Eugene, and the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

Jose’s literary credits include writing on-air copy for Walter Cronkite, representing Chicago’s noted Green Mill in national competitions, as well as a range of projects, which include crafting film scripts to helping “ghost-write” fiction and non-fiction books.

Jose is founder and director of Art Lab 123. He is also a public art creator, a chapbook publisher for emerging writers, and was a leader of a performance troop, which traveled to several states and Mexico.