Joel Kranich

Joel Kranich

“My paintings whether consciously or unconsciously reflect architectural and structural form. My interest in painting, abandoned many years ago, was rekindled about six years ago.”

Joel Kranich was born in Altoona, grew up in Johnstown, and later lived in Philadelphia and Los Angeles before moving to Pittsburgh to practice architecture. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Fine Arts and Architecture, and the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Kranich recently retired in 2017 from his architectural practice, “Joel Kranich Architect,” a practice diversified in design and the construction of both contemporary commercial and residential projects with an emphasis to rehabilitation and re-use of older structures.

An active member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and a member of the “Pittsburgh 10” group of artists exhibiting works contemporary in character from abstract expressionism to realism. Joel has also studied in Pittsburgh with Lila Hirsch Brody.

Certificate of Award: Pittsburgh Society of Artists, March 2014, 3rdStreet Gallery, Carnegie, PA

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Show 2015,

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Certificate of Award: Pittsburgh Society of Artists, November 2015, 50thAnniversary Annual Exhibit, Pittsburgh