Born in the San Francisco Bay Area and raised in a small town, Latrobe, CA filled with golden rolling hills but devoid of street art, Joey Rose found his passion for public art upon moving back to Oakland as a student at California College of the Arts. During his last few years at CCA, he gained construction experience: installing living walls with Habitat Horticulture. He obtained a C-33 Painting Contractors license shortly after graduating with a BFA in Illustration in 2017.
He combines his technical know-how with his art practice to paint meaningful, site-specific murals that last.
Joey is also an accomplished community organizer. Since 2019, He has worked with the non-profit Pangeaseed Foundation, as an artist in Maui, an operational team member in Santa Cruz, and in 2022 as Co-Director and Producer of Sea Walls Emeryville: a mural festival consisting of 17 artists from around the world painting 15 ocean-focused murals spread across the city.
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
San Francisco, CA
BFA in Illustration with Distinction
2016 BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL Wailuku, HI
2017 CCA DONOR GALA San Francisco, CA
2017 SONNY VICK’S PAVING COMPANY Waikapu, HI
2017 BRYANT STREET APARTMENTS San Francisco, CA
2018 EMERYVILLE GREENWAY Emeryville, CA
2018 HABITAT HORTICULTURE Berkeley, CA
2018 HOALOHA FARMS Waikapu, HI
2019 PANGEASEED FOUNDATION’S SEAWALLS: MAUI, Wailuku, HI
2019 POPSOCKETS San Francisco CA
2019 KIPLING RETAIL Livermore, CA
2019 7 STILLS MISSION TAPROOM San Francisco, CA
2019 SUNNYVALE STATE OF THE CITY Sunnyvale, CA
2019 7 STILLS 100 HOOPER TAPROOM San Francisco, CA
2020 PRIVATE RESIDENCE Latrobe, CA
2020 PANGEASEED HOME 2020 Emeryville, CA
2020 FRANCISCO ST APARTMENTS San Francisco, CA
2020 LOKELANI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Kihei, HI
2021 USERTESTING San Francisco, CA
2021 HABITAT HORTICULTURE Berkeley, CA
2021 SEA WALLS SANTA CRUZ Santa Cruz, CA
2022 UPSIDE FOODS Emeryville, CA
2022 RENEGADE.BIO Berkeley, CA
2023 BAY CITIES PYROTECTOR Emeryville, CA
2023 GILMAN STREET FAIR Berkeley, CA
2017-Present Licensed California State Contractor C-33 Painting and Decorating #1036970
2014 Appnexio Graphic Designer
2015-17 Maintained and Installed Living Walls for Habitat Horticulture
2016 Collaborated with local artists for a mural at Baldwin High School, Wailuku, HI
2018-Present Contract graphic artist for Popsockets LLC
2018 Collaborated with U.C. Berkeley’s Essig Museum of Entomology to design and complete two public, large-scale murals and corresponding interpretive signs for The City of Emeryville’s Greenway Park.
2018 Led and organized a team of Artists for the creation of a compost center mural on Hoaloha Farms, Waikapu, HI
2019 Chosen as a guest artist for Pangeaseed Foundation’s Seawalls: Maui. Donated mural for ocean awareness and education, Wailuku, HI
2019 Live mural painting for Sunnyvale’s State of the City 2019 Co-curated the 2019 CCA Illustration Alumni Gallery Show
2020 Assisted Edwin Ushiro at Pow! Wow! Mural Festival’s 10-year Anniversary
2020 Featured Artist and Panelist in Pangeaseed Foundation’s HOME 2020 Mural Festival
2020 Public Art project for the City of Dublin’s Butterfly Knoll Park with an emphasis on Community Engagement and native butterflies
2020 Judge for Bow Seat's Ocean Awareness Youth Art Competition
2020-21 Core Team member for Pangeaseed Foundation’s Seawalls Mural Festival: Santa Cruz
2021-22 Co-Director and Producer of Sea Walls Emeryville: Artists for Oceans: a Mural Festival featuring 17 international and local Artists
2022 Created label illustrations and graphics for Seven Stills full line of Canned Cocktails
2023 Designed core branding including logo, illustrations, label designs, type guidelines, and vehicle wraps for Boring Rose Brewery and Nursery
The City of Emeryville, CA
The City of Wailuku, HI
PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
CCA News Room. “CCA alumni captivate a local city with new public art and a bold message” California College of the Arts, 25 Oct. 2022, https://www.cca.edu/newsroom/alum-bring-sea-walls-to-emeryville/
Irizarry, Alyssa. “Meet a Wavemaker: Artists Alexandra Underwood & Joey Rose.” Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, Bow Seat, 27 Feb. 2019, bowseat.org/news/meet-a-wavemaker-artists-alexandra-underwood-joey-rose/.
Tanji, Melissa. “Painting Wailuku town in ‘Sea Walls.”’ Maui News, 29 Jan. 2019, www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2019/01/painting-wailuku-town-in-sea-walls/
Oboyski, Peter. “Ascend with Bay Area Insects.” Essig Museum of Entomology, 10 Oct. 2018, essig.berkeley.edu/ascend/.
Towne, Erika. “Sunnyvale's State of the City Address a Breath of Fresh Air.” The Silicon Valley Voice, 18 Sept. 2019, www.svvoice.com/sunnyvales-state-of-the-city-address-a-breath-of-fresh-air/.
Streetartsf. “Riding with Insects.” Street Art SF, 27 June 2018, streetartsf.tumblr.com/post/175289666439/riding-with-insects-joey-rose-west-by-midwest.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2013 El Dorado Arts Council Scholarship
2013-17 Lucille Knutson Leslie Scholarship
2016 Hui No’eau Camp Kaluanui Teaching Assistant, Makawao, HI
2016 Ponderosa High School Art Program Guest Speaker, Shingle Springs, CA
2016-17 Robert Hunt Teaching Assistant CCA Illustration Department, San Francisco, CA
2018 Professional Practice Guest Speaker CCA Illustration Department, San Francisco, CA
2019 Professional Practice Guest Speaker CCA Illustration Department, San Francisco, CA
2020 Professional Practice Guest Speaker CCA Illustration Department, San Francisco, CA
2022 Guest Speaker at The University of San Diego, San Diego, CA