Joseph was born in New York and is currently living in Washington state. Joseph received a BFA with a concentration in Photography in 2001 from The State University of New York (SUNY), Purchase College.



2013 Concrete and Barbed Wire - Velouria Boutique & Gallery Seattle, Washington

2013 Concrete and Barbed Wire - Heartland Gallery and Performance Space Seattle, Washington

2010 Live in the Pacific Northwest - Hollow Earth Radio Seattle, Washington

2006 Color Photography - Caffe Bella Seattle, Washington

2001 Introducing Joseph P. Traina - Antrim Playhouse Wesly Hills, New York



2018 Let’s get visual,visual @ bumbershoot (Curated by clyde peterson) w/ Clyde Peterson, Amanda Kirkhuff, Andrew Schultz, C. Davida Ingram, Darius Morrison, Elaine Lin, Ellery Russian, Jodi-Ann Burey, Joseph P. Traina, Marcus Wilson, Tariqa Waters, seattle, washington

2018 Group Show 56: Source Material, Online exhibition, Humble Arts foundation (curated by Jon Feinstein) w/ Ben Alper, Filippo Arena, Ryan Arthurs, Lara Atallah, Elise Church, Caleb Cole, Eli Craven, Robyn Cumming, Odette England, Amy Friend, Jennifer Greenburg, Ben Lee, Barbara Levine and Martin Venezky, Ina Lounguine, Levi Mandel, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, David Pace and Stephen Wirtz, Ali Padgett, Birthe Piontek, Diego Romo, Joe Rudko, Serrah Russell, Kris Sanford, Tatum Shaw, Pacifico Silano, Elin O'Hara Slavick, Rachel E. Thomas, Joseph P. Traina, Sarah Tulloch, Alexis Vasilikos, Feiyi Wen, Jessica Wohl, Ronnie Eugene Wright

2017 Rockland community college alumi photography show, rockland community college, suffern, new york

2016 Sonic Decay – A DIY Venue History (organized by Emory Lui w/ Victoria Holt, Rachel LeBlanc, Myke Pelly, Joseph P. Traina, and other contributor) - MAD ARTS, Seattle, washington

2009 Pull This: Summer Printmaking Exhibition (w/ Dennis Raines, Marcie Myrick and Elise Lindborg) ARTSWEST Seattle, Washington

2007 Dearborn on Woodland / Windows Art Gallery (w/ Rosa Lazzarini) Seattle, Washington

2006 Seattle Slideluck III (organized by Shannon Welles and hosted by Jed Dunkerley) Pravda Studios Seattle, Washington

2006 Dearborn House (w/ Davis Confused and Shana Cleveland) Seattle, Washington

2005 Members’ Exhibition (Juror: Marita Holdaway) Photographic Center Northwest Seattle, Washington

2005 Capitol Hill Internet Cafe (w/ Steven Holden) Seattle, Washington

2001 SUNY Purchase Senior Art Exhibit Purchase, New York

2000 3rd Annual Postcard from the Edge (Visual AIDS Benefit) Andrew Kreps Gallery New York, New York

1998 93South Juried Group Exhibition (Juror G. Bobby Jones) Nyack, New York

1997 Figure Drawing Group Show Edward Hopper House Nyack, New York



2005 Third Place in Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Photographic Center Northwest Seattle, Washington

2001 J. Salderelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Photography Purchase College, Purchase, New York

1997 Natalie Burd Photography Scholarship, Rockland Community College Suffern, New York


2018 half year volume 4 (streit house) w/ Andrew Janjigian, Brian Henry, Celeste Ortiz, Erika Huffman, Jen Ervin, Jesse Taylor Koechling, Juan Madrid, Nathan Pearce, Rachael Banks, Rachel Jump, Rana Young, Rebecca Cairns Edited by Jordanna Kalman

2018 LOST Seattle: photographs by Joseph P Traina (Kris graves PROJECTS) part of a book series with nine other photographers, each photographer representing a different city w/ Lois Conner, Andreas Gehrke, Michael Cardinali, Owen Conway, Laura McPhee, Kris Graves, Lynn Saville, Zora J Murff, Luke Abiol

1999 James Kiburd Recent Drawings (exhibit catalog)


2018 Six Photographers Using the Camera as Therapy - vice


2017 streit house space winter 2017 online exhibition (Curated by Jordanna Kalman) w/ Jen Ervin, James Wilde, Andrew Janjigian, Ryan Arhurs, Rory Hamovit, John Sanderson, Sara J Winston, Christian Tablazon, Daniel George, Harrison Walker, Daniel Keys, Alec Kaus

2017 photo alum: purchase college - instagram takeover

2017 streit house - Instagram takeover

2016 Humble arts foundation - 18 photographers to follow on instagram before the apocalypse

2016 10 Photographers on Instagram Worth Following by Marshall Reyher

2016 humble arts foundation - instagram takeover

2016 Photo alum: purchase college - Instagram takeover