• Born: 1971- Inez, KY
  • Residence: Columbus, OH
  • Education: Self-taught


Joey Monsoon’s paintings are an effort to construct revelations of our imperfections. Built on narrow structures of flesh and bone, the portraits depict the turbulence and resilience of the body. The subtle distortions of anatomy point inward to the marks of a life endured and overcome. The figures are isolated from contextual environs just as living tends to isolate the image one has of oneself. These paintings are brutal with beauty.


  • Larger paintings lifelike for artist Joey Monsoon By: Nuss, Jeannie Columbus Dispatch, 2016
  • Joey Monsoon at Lindsay Gallery By: Schmidt, Kristen Columbus Alive, October 1, 2015
  • Flesh and Bone By: Lucas, Mark 614 Magazine, October 2015
  • Viewpoints: Joey Monsoon By: Gibson, Michelle Short North Arts District, June 2, 2014
  • Portraits brew up a storm of emotions By: Trapp, Elizabeth Columbus Dispatch, December 15, 2013
  • Joey Monsoon finds beauty in strength By: Tigges, Jesse Columbus Alive, December 5, 2013
  • Eye-Openers: Unique talents inspired viewers with creative visions By: Columbus Dispatch, December 31, 2010
  • Local Artist: Joey Monsoon By: Ross, John Columbus Alive, December 15, 2010
  • Portraits turn heads thanks to quirkiness By: Starker, Melissa Columbus Dispatch, December 5, 2010
  • Gallery Space: Monsoon Season By: Scoppa, Adam 614 Magazine, December 2010

Solo Shows

  • 2015Lindsay Gallery
    Columbus, OH
  • 2013Lindsay Gallery
    Columbus, OH
  • 2012Lindsay Gallery
    Columbus, OH
  • 2010Lindsay Gallery
    Columbus, OH
  • 2009Ohio Art League
    Columbus, OH
  • 2008GRIP Technology
    Columbus, OH

Group Shows

  • 2016Chicago Pop-Up
    Lindsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2016Art for Life: AIDS Benefit Exhibition
    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  • 2016Art 360: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio
    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  • 2014Art of Lustron
    Tacocat Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2014Art for Life: AIDS Benefit Exhibition
    Ohio History Center, Columbus, OH
  • 2014Joey Monsoon and Wallace Peck
    Lindsay Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2013SOFA Chicago Art Fair
    , Chicago, IL
  • 2012Art for Life: AIDS Benefit Exhibition
    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  • 2009Local Strays
    Chop Chop Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2008Dirty Wood
    Chop Chop Gallery, Columbus, OH