Photographer Joe Deal was born in 1947 in Topeka, KS. He received his BFA in 1970 from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO and his MFA in 1974 from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Deal has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (1978); St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (1991); and Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2010). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Photographs of Sculpture and Architecture by 19th and 20th Century Photographers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (1975); Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West, Whitney Museum, New York, NY (1996); Seventies: le choc de la photographie américaine, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France (2008); and The View from Here, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2010). Deal died in 2010 in Providence, RI.
Bio updated as of 2023.