Joe “M.A.S.A.R.O.” Gianoglio
Ever since he was four, all he wanted to do was to draw. He drew a comic strip all over the walls of this new apartment his mom and him had just moved into and it was about this train that never stops...
Joe attended Langara College and earned a diploma for Fine Arts in his early 20s, then attended the University of British Columbia for one year as a transfer into the Fine Arts Program. Disillusioned after his first year, Joe left school and plunged right into the graphic industry as a graphic artist at an advertising company downtown.
Two years later, he enrolled in the Visual Arts Program at Emily Carr University of Art & Design; graduated with a degree in Visual Arts in 2006.
Since then Joe has been doing art shows, working as an illustrator, concept artist, and building his portfolio in equal-parts.