Joseph Daniel Fiedler's rich, tactile brushstrokes make you want to sneak up close and touch. Although the illustrations initially feel very direct, layers of meaning stir viewers to absorb the work, making emotional connections that feel personal, unique and sometimes unexpected. Rough handmade sketches, iconography, real, imagined and digital make appearances, enhancing the whole with their contributions. Fiedler was born and raised in Pennsylvania and he has lived in Tokyo, New Mexico, Michigan and California. Since 1973 he has made his living as an artist-illustrator-educator.

He fuses his philosophy and love of nature into editorial illustrations for clients including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times to Tufts Medical Center, New Orleans Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and Arizona Highways.

He has received many professional awards, including a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, two ADDY awards, two Golden Quill Awards, two Gold Medals and four Silver Medals from the Broadcasting Design Awards (International), and a Gold Medal and Merit from the 4th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. In addition, numerous publications such as Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, American Illustration, the Society of Publication Designers, The Spectrum International Annual of Fantastic Art, Luerzer’s Archive and Taschen Publishing have recognized his distinctive work. His paintings have been shown in over 75 gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States, Germany and Japan.

INTERVIEWS [Click Entry]
Back to Nature
Foggy Grizzly

Selected Recent Clients

NPR,The New York Observer,The Boston Globe,Commonweal, JCC of San Francisco, Flaunt Magazine, La Cucina Italiana Magazine, Common Ground, Delaware Today Magazine, Moviemaker Magazine, Tufts University Medical Center, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Canadian Business, Harvard Alumni Magazine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Kennedy School, Notre Dame Magazine, Brigham Young University, Prevention Magazine, Hartford Courant, New Orleans Magazine, Memphis Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, Hour Detroit Magazine, Louisiana Life Magazine, Hadassah Magazine

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2013 RISE! Space-Eight Gallery
2013 The International Plain Notebook Project: Beit Ha'ir Urban Culture Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 27th Annual Sierra Story Telling Festival
2012 The 15-Year Anniversary Retrospective, Youngblood Gallery
2012 Fiedler & Fiedler, Box Office Gallery
2011 The Society of Illustrators 53rd Annual, The SOI Museum
2010 LIVING WITH FUR, A Bitchin' Space Gallery
2010 AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 29, American Illustration
2009 TRANSITIONS w/Eric Joyner, Trifecta Gallery
2008 FINAL SHOW!, Perihelion Arts
2008 CIRCUS SHOW! A Bitchin' Space Gallery
2008 GOOD WOOD, 3rd Ward Gallery
2007 WHERE'S DADDY? II, Feinkunst Kruger
2007 GREEN, Robert Berman Gallery
2007 GOOD WOOD, 555 Gallery
2007 PIE IN THE SKY, Toyroom Gallery
2007 DUCK SOUP, Varnish Fine Art
2007 ARTDORKS COLLECTIVE, ThinkSpace Gallery
2007 ARTDORKS SQUARED, McCaig Welles Gallery
2007 SILA Illustration West 45, Billy Shire Fine Arts
2007 OVERHUNG 3: WELL HUNG, Boontling Gallery
2007 Fountain New York Art Fair

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Welcome to Joseph Daniel Fiedler Art - Painting and Illustration. As an award-winning independent freelance artist-illustrator since 1973, Joseph Daniel Fiedler [Scaryjoey] has produced art and illustrations that have appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions. Fiedler has illustrated children's books, and received a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. Many leading professional Journals and organizations have recognized Fiedler's paintings and illustrations. Fiedler's personal paintings have been exhibited at galleries in Germany, Japan and throughout the United States. As a pedagogue, Fiedler has taught painting and illustration at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Fiedler's use of material and imagery make his art very traditional but he prefers to think of it as Neo-traditional. Casual, sketchy drawing, deliberate surface defacement, sanding, scratching, layering and collage put the image into a kind of frame, an historical reference. What he does is create a simulacrum of something that he's seen before, reproduced somewhere, buried under layers of yellowed varnish and partially torn. Not surprisingly, the suggested retro look and feel of generic, vernacular art of the late 1940's and '50's relates to the time in which Fiedler grew up. Fiedler has lived in Pittsburgh, PA, Tokyo, Japan, Taos, New Mexico, Detroit, MI and now resides in Nevada City, CA. For more information and blog visit: Drawger Click here to learn about Joseph Daniel Fiedler, browse portfolios, view past and current exhibitions, and watch the video "Little Pictures(c)".