Joel and team in the conflict-affected rural communities in Colombia
Joel created this piece for the series Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton
Joel heads to Uganda to work with South Sudanese children and artists in the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, where Artolution’s program now runs year-round.


In these divisive times, we must open our eyes to each other’s humanity! Mural in Planada, an agricultural immigrant community in the Central Valley of California.

“Lost in Space” time lapse from Joel’s 2018 project:

This Global Citizen video from the Syrian refugee camps highlights Joel’s work with the organization he co-founded and co-directs, Artolution:

Adding Color to Lives! Stuttgart, Germany project with refugee and immigrant youth from across the world:

Joel worked with 7 inspiring change-makers on a giant digital public art project for Microsoft’s 2016 holiday commercial:

CNN feature on Joel’s work with Syrian refugees with the organization he co-directs, Artolution:


Short feature by Newsy introducing Artolution, the non-profit organization Joel co-directs. 

Video about Joel’s Adding Color to Lives international series, especially focusing on the project in Krakow, Poland with teens from two local groups homes.

Time-lapse video of mural on the legendary Village Underground in London for the Street Child Summit, 2015:

Short film by Espen Solli about Joel’s project at an Oslo youth center for the Adding Color to Lives initiative with Park Inn and Huset Kløfta:

Collaborative community project with immigrant communities in the Central Valley of California:

Time-lapse video of Joel’s recent project in Krakow, Poland with teens from two local groups homes. With partners Park Inn, Klub Jedrus Nowa Huta and 101 Murali for the Adding Color To Lives youth arts initiative.

Time-lapse video of mural by Joel and Chris Soria in Bushwick, Brooklyn 2015:

Trailer for “My Tribe is Kenya” documentary film about the Kibera Walls for Peace project in Nairobi, Kenya 2013:

Short film by Daniel Vesen about Joel’s youth project in Malmö, Sweden for the #AddColourToLives initiative with the Park Inn hotel and Fryshuset youth center:

Short video about the Cape Town, South Africa mural arts project with local youth from the 9 Miles Project:


Feature about Joel’s work by Sahar Sarshar from Voice of America, 2013:

Time-lapse video of Baltimore Lion piece, 2012:

“Street Art with Street Kids” project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012:

Time-lapse video of “A New Ma’at” in Bushwick, Brooklyn, 2012:

Time-lapse video of “Ganesha” in DC, 2012:

Time-lapse video of Felipe’s Story pt. 2 at DC’s BloomBars:


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