Joe Riso is a painter, primarily a mural artist, and pursuer of all things creative who has been an artist for as long as he can remember. Riso holds a BA in Media Arts and Animation and has worked as a professional artist for over a decade. Notable projects include animation for Weird Al music video “My Pancreas”, ink and paint work for Laika Studios, and many large murals throughout the Portland area. It’s likely you’ve seen some of his work around town! When Joe is not painting, you will find him urban farming, throwing pottery, or making music- he plays piano, drums, guitar, flute, and is always experimenting with other instruments.