Joel lives and works in Sydney, Australia. He has completed his studies at Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle where he attained a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours. Prior to that he received a Diploma of Fine Arts at Meadowbank Tafe in Sydney's north west. Joel has been a finalist in a number of major art prizes within Australia, had solo shows in Sydney and Melbourne, has co curated group exhibitions and continues to show his work throughout Australia and internationally.