Who is Joel Moskowitz?

Joel grew up in Long Beach, California, one of eight children. He studied sculpture under Peter Grippe at Brandeis University, where he received a BA in 1976. He moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, married Janet Buchwald, a theatre director, and in 1983 the couple and their first of two children moved to Sudbury and opened the FrameLoft and Gallery. Joel painted, mostly in watercolors, and drew a series of illustrations of Hebrew blessings.

His art has ranged in style and subject.  He worked on discarded library catalog cards, combining his love of words with his love of pictures. These were exhibited in 2009 at Gallery 1581, in Brookline. He then turned his medium to ink and charcoal, drawing mostly out of his imagination, people with their trophies. This series was exhibited at Fountain Street Fine Art, in 2012, in "Competition / Fragmentation," with Mary Spencer.

Also in 2012, the FrameLoft closed, after 29 years. Since then, able to devote more time to artwork, Joel has explored different subject matter, searching for his artistic "voice." His art has been in several juried group exhibitions, including the Cambridge Art Association's 'National Prize Show', 'Off the Wall'  at the Danforth Museum, and in the South Shore Art Center, the Brush Art Gallery, the Essex Art Center, the Ames Mansion, the b.j. spoke gallery (Huntington, N.Y.,) and the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (Loveladies, New Jersey.) 

Joel is a core member of Fountain Street Fine Art. His next exhibit will be in June, 2019, with sculptor Sylvia Vander Sluis.

He is also a writer, whose poems have appeared in publications including J Journal, Naugatuck River Review, Midstream, The Healing Muse, and Whiskey Island Magazine.


photo by Harley Freedman

photo by Harley Freedman