Joel Sheesley has a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from the University of Denver. He is Professor of Art at Wheaton College. Sheesley’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country and has won numerous prizes at juried competitions. He received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in 2002. Sheesley is the co-author of Sandino in the Streets, which is designed around the artist’s photographs of contemporary street art in Nicaragua, and his essays have been published in Image, Books and Culture and New Art Examiner.