-an artist

Joey Thate Art Gallery

Joey Thate was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in 1983. Joey recently moved and now lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. Joey studied studio painting at Daytona State College. He has been featured to millions of viewers though Fox’s Network Television show Hell’s Kitchen in Seasons 9 and 10. (2011) and other feature films in Los Angeles. Collectors from U.S. Senators, CEOs of publicly traded companies and multimillion dollars Hollywood Screen Writers. Along with a list of galleries: 2nd Street Gallery, Los Angeles (2011), Neon Venus Gallery, West Hollywood (2011) and KODI , Pasadena (2011). Featured/Interviewed on the cover of the Florida Times Union on Super Bowl Sunday and highlighted in PBS’s Picture This (2010). Joey was awarded with 1st Place in the professional category by the CBCA in Denver (2013) and an credited artist in the Time Union Center 23rd Annual Arts Awards (2010). Joey founded the former Suite 106 Gallery his working studio and changing exhibit space, collaborating with Downtown Vision INC. and The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Partnered with Mindspark of Colorado (2012) making commissioned pieces for the Five Points Area in Denver. He also is the co-founder of West Eleven in the Brewery Artist Loft in Los Angeles. Currently Joey has working relationships with Avondale Artworks of Jacksonville, FL and Brookfield Properties, Nationwide.

Joey Thate

Studio: 1667 E. 40th Street STE 2G Cleveland, OH 44103

Phone: 213.400.3608
Email: joey [at] joeythate [dot] org
Site: www.joeythate.org

Work on Television:

Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 9 & Season 10″ Los Angeles 2011
Film “Commencement” Los Angeles 2011

Solo and Two-Person Exhibition:

Republic Plaza, Denver January-February 2013
Great Divide, Denver, CO August-September 2012
Venus Neon Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA December 2011
11.11.11, West Eleven, Los Angeles, CA November 2011
2nd and Gallery, Los Angeles, August 2011- October 2011
KODI, Pasadena, CA August 2011- November 2011
LIT, Jacksonville, FL May 2010-November 2010
City Kidz Center, Jacksonville, September 2010-November 2010
La Strada Italia Gallery, Jacksonville, FL March 2010-October 2010
Butterfield TOO Art Gallery, My Salad Days Survived, November 2009
Secret Garden Cafe, Jacksonville, Florida 32246, September 2009- March 2010
St Johns County Public Library, August 2008
The Black Wall Gallery, Nashville, August 2007

Selected Group Exhibition:

Republic Plaza, Denver, May 2013
Five Points Jazz Festival, Denver, May 2012
Annual Fall Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, October 2011
Salon Art Gallery, Jacksonville, June 2010-October 2010
Time Union Center 23rd Annual Arts Awards , Jacksonville , May 2010
Suite 106 Gallery, Jacksonville, March 2010
Opening of Suite 106 Gallery, Jacksonville, January 2010
Haydon Burn Library, Jacksonville, July-December 2009
Florida Pride, St Augustine, November 2008
Energy Lab Gallery, “Summer Fantasy”, August 2008
Energy Lab Gallery, “Layers of Abstraction”, April 2008
Daytona Beach Child Services, November 2007
Energy Lab Gallery, “Celebration of Life”, October 2007


Argot and Ochre, November 2011
Yoo-N-LA, November 2011
Urban JAX, May 2011
Downtown Daily Record, June 2010
EU Jacksonville, May 2010
Florida Times Union (cover of life section on Sunday), February 2010
Downtown Daily Record, January 2010
Coffee News, November 2009
St Augustine Record, April 2008
St Augustine Record, September 2007
Daytona Beach New Journal, April 2007

Honors & Awards

1st Place Professional Category, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), February 2013
Credited Artist, Time Union Center 23rd Annual Arts Awards , Jacksonville , May 2010

Previous & Current Representation:

Avondale Artworks, Jacksonville, September 2009-Current
Butterfield TOO, St. Augustine, January 2009-December 2009

TV Appearances:

First Coast News Channel: 4, January 2010


The beginning process of painting strikes me as magical; much like a birth. Painting fills me with a sense of both accomplishment and integrity, and has proven the most amenable vehicle for translating my inner vision into an outer reality.

I don’t set out to produce art about one particular subject or another. Action painting is the core of my work, utilizing the largest scale possible for each project; the expression of a boundless sensory experience, and a flow of working with an unconscious mind. Most of my paintings are rooted and influenced from the depths of the horns in jazz music, largely free jazz, which I find to be very unpretentious and yet very substantial.

While I use a variety of materials in each project, my methodology is consistent. The subject matter of each body of work is determined by the materials. The individual pieces are linked by recurring shapes and movements which are universally known. The repetitive nature of my work frees my imagination, provides many opportunities for happy accident, and allows for a graceful finish to the piece.

I prefer not to explain a certain piece of work. As an artist, I feel that if you’ve created an image that is how you wanted it to be it delivers the right message, because there isn’t a wrong message. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture, and I’m happy with that. I would rather explain my work with a smile or a tear.

-joey thate