Education: Western Illinois University, Central College, Chicago, Pasadena City College, Calif. B.F.A., M.F.A., Otis Art Institute.
Professional Experience: Local shows, private collections in U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain and Poland. Work reproduced in "The Logic and Technique of Painting"
Professional Ambition: Teaching, Professional painter, design for industrial application.
Joe Ferris is currently working on a series of paintings honoring his friend, and fellow beat artist, John Reed.
Reed worked in San Francisco and Pasadena where he lived invariably by his wits: sometimes in bushes or vacatn buildings, in a historic hotel where he sold the copper plumbing for beer money. Reed was once served an Eviction Notice by the Pasadena Sheriff, pinned on the bush where John slept.