Joe Forkan was born in New York, and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arizona in 1989, and his MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware in 2002.
He is Professor of Art at California State University Fullerton, where he has taught since 2002.
He lives in Santa Ana, CA.
More information can be found at joeforkan.com