Joe is an interdisciplinary New Media artist. He uses many mediums in his practice including; web, photo, video, sculpture, games and performance. At the center of Joe's practice is an interest in human interaction with everyday technologies. He explores this with a playful sense of humor. Recently, Joe is interested in creating playable, fun, addictive games that belong in a gallery context. Joe is working with Kristin Lucas under the collaborative name Electric Donut.
Joe McKay holds an MFA from UC Berkeley and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 2000 McKay participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. He is an Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase. Recent projects include "Light Wave", an interactive installation at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, and "Swatter" which was in "Playstation" at Postmasters gallery in December 2011.
For his Eyebeam Residency he is working in collaboration with Kristin Lucas.