Joseph Umali Fernandez is a sculptor and performance artist based in Los Angeles. He was a diesel mechanic in the U.S. Navy for 8 years, an experience that prepared him for his career as an artist both physically and spiritually. He has shown and performed at MOCA, ViCA, Barnsdall Art Park, Artslave Gallery, Trunk Gallery (where he was the artist in residence in 2013) and many others in LA, Long Beach, Torrance, and Ventura. He has also shown at Rubbish Gallery, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, and Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs. He can be found daily winding his way through LA and through his various sculptures which have become his unique style.