Joseph Santandrea




















Joseph Santandrea has been making art with words for over 20 years. His influences range from the ancient, rapturous poetry of Rumi to the contemporary word art of Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Ed Ruscha. His sculpture generally involves found objects and sign letters but paint, canvas and industrial supplies are often included. He has traveled extensively and incorporates the universality of the human condition in his works.
Joseph lives in Austin, Texas.

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Current Shows

Cotone Clothing + Beauty Bar
3220 Amy Donovan Plaza #124, Austin, TX (Map)
October 2016-Present



Past Shows

Dell Creative Gallery
One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX (Map)
January 2013-October 2016

The Richter Co.
San Antonio, TX
January 2012-Novemeber 2016


Hyde Park Grill South
4521 Westgate Blvd. Austin, TX (Map)
November-December, 2012


Bass Concert Hall
2350 East Campus Drive, Austin, TX (Map)
September-October, 2012


Progress Coffee
500 San Marcos, Austin, TX (Map)
October, 2011


Art Outside
9112 N. FM 908, Rockdale, TX (Map)
October 7-9, 2011

Arthouse at the Jones Center
Five x Seven 2011

700 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX (Map)
May 12-22, 2011


Art Outside
9112 N. FM 908, Rockdale, TX (Map)
October 22-24, 2010


The Parish
214 East 6th Street, Austin,TX (Map)
December 16, 2009


Maranda Pleasant Gallery
12x12 Holiday $100 Art Box Show

2235 East 6th Street, Austin, TX (Map)
December 5, 2009


Art Outside
9112 N. FM 908, Rockdale, TX (Map)
October 2009


IF+D Austin
208 Colorado St, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.469.0870
June - October 2009



Zero Minus Plus
500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA (Map)
Phone: 310.395.5718
September 2008 - May 2009


Spider House Cafe
2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX (Map)
January 10-March 1, 2009


E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour - Sustainable Waves
4704 East Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX (Map)
November 22-23, 2008


Kerbey Lane Cafe - The Drag
2606 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.477.5717
October 1-31, 2008
24 hours


Kerbey Lane Cafe - Central
The Original
3704 Kerbey Lane, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.451.1436
April 1-30, 2008
24 hours


Art Outside
1404 West Oltorf Street, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.296.1866
March 6 - 16, 2008


Alphabet Show
The Stash
2209-J S. 1st Street, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.448.7707
Tues-Sun Noon-7pm
December, 2006


Art+Life+Kenya Message in a Bottle Project
Austin Children's Museum
201 Colorado St, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.472.2499
October 21, 2006
7pm - 11pm

Flightpath Coffee House
5011 Duval Street, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.458.4472
August 27 - September 30, 2006


Ruta Maya
3601 S. Congress Street, Penn Field, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.707.9637
March 27 - May 7, 2006


Art Outside
1404 West Oltorf Street, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.296.1866
March 17 - April 2, 2006


Ruta Maya
3601 S. Congress Street, Penn Field, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.707.9637
January 2 - February 11, 2006

Press Release

Cafe Mundi
1704 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.236.8634
September 1 - 30, 2005


Kerbey Lane (Photography only)
2700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.445.4451
September 1 - 30, 2005


Ruta Maya (Photography only)
3601 S. Congress Street, Penn Field, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.707.9637
August 1 - 31, 2005


Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse
1501 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.416.1601
July 13 - August 16, 2005


Stars Coffee
6539 N. Lamar, Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.377.3334
March 1 - April 30, 2005


Quack's 43rd St. Bakery
411 E. 43rd. St., Austin, TX (Map)
Phone: 512.453.3399
October 1 - 31, 2004