Joel Carreiro received a BFA from Cornell in 1971, and an MFA from Hunter College of City University of New York, in 1982.  He has been based in the New York City area since the mid-1970s.  His work has been shown extensively, including at the Brooklyn Museum, the University of Richmond Museum, the Alternative Museum of New York and PS 1, and in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Providence, as well as in England, Germany and Ireland. He has taught at Hunter College since 1986, and is currently Director of the MFA Program.  He has been a visiting artist at many colleges and universities, as well as at The Anderson Ranch in Colorado and Haystack Mountain School in Maine, and has done residencies at Artpark in Lewiston NY, Yaddo in Saratoga Springs NY at the Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs Ireland.  He has received grants from the City University of New York, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  As an independent curator, he has curated exhibitions at the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn, the Hopper House Art Center and the Rockland Center for the Arts in Nyack NY, and the Intar Gallery and the Lab Gallery, both in New York City.  Recently, Mr. Carreiro has shown work at The Wooster Space, The Lab Gallery and The Lesley Heller Gallery, all in New York City. He had a solo exhibition “Spellbound” at the Osilas Gallery at Concordia College, Bronxville in april of 2007. Upcoming exhibitions include “Collage in the Expanded Field” at The Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, “Spellbound” at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan and “Crave” at Martial Arts in Memphis, Tennessee and at the University of Knoxville, Tn.