Joel Rosario Tapia CV

Joel Rosario Tapia

Urban Aboriginal Artist/Designer/Performer    @tapiauno1


2018 Lit Lounge, 420 Wrap-Up, Providence RI

2018 Hope Outdoor Gallery, SXSW by PVD, Austin, TX

2018 PVD Fest, Sarobei Line Fashion Show at Taino Areito, Providence, RI

2018 Skye Gallery, Neo Taino, Providence, RI

2017 Sumter Street, Taino City Areito Day Party, Providence, RI

2017 Spider House, SXSW by PVD, Austin, TX

2017 Baker Street Café, Providence Cultural Equity Initiative Des Blanqueamiento, Providence, RI


2019 Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Latinx, Providence, RI

2019 Skye Gallery & Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Coastal Skye – Providence & Newport, RI

2018 Teatro ECAS, Inside & Out Open House, Providence, RI

2018 Fete Ballroom, When Stars Align, Providence, RI

2017 Skye Gallery, Holiday Happening, Providence, RI

2017 Tantric, Puerto Rico Se Levanta, Providence, RI

2017 Skye Gallery, Opening Celebration, Providence, RI

2017 Urban League of RI, Power Culture Pop Up, Providence, RI

2017 Barnaby Castle Carriage House, AS220 People’s Portal 2.0 curated by Puerto Rican Institute

for Arts & Advocacy, Providence, RI

2015 University of Rhode Island Shepard Building Gallery, Images of Veterans, Providence, RI

2012 Full Sail University, Student Exhibition, Winter Park, FL

2011 Full Sail University, Student Exhibition, Winter Park, FL

2010 State of Rhode Island Atrium Gallery, Emerging Latin American Artists, Providence, RI


Live Painting

2018 PVD Fest, Skye Gallery LIVE, City Hall, Providence, RI

2018 Roger Williams School of Continuing Studies, PVD LIT 2 Skye Gallery, Providence, RI


2018 Food 4 Good, food truck mural

2008 – 2010 Tap’s Spot, custom painted canvas, apparel, vehicles, Providence, RI

2005 – 2008 The Hip Hop Spot, custom painted apparel, Lawton, OK

Music Production

2012 Escape Velocity, Tapia, album available on iTunes, Amazon, & Spotify


2012 – 2016 Producer & Host, Style Out TV, YouTube Web Series

2011 Documentary Subject, Tapia Ride with Me 14, The Rockumentary Moves, YouTube

2008 – 2010 Producer & Host, Neo Intellect TV (17 episodes), Rhode Island Public Access


2018 Brown University, The Psychology of Creativity, Joachim Krueger, Modern Indigenous Identity, Providence, RI

2017 Roger Williams University, The Indigenous Peoples Cultural Conference, Viable

Knowledge, Providence, RI

2017 Foster Gloucester Middle School, In Dios Cultural Conversation, Foster, RI

2016 Roger Williams University, The Indigenous Peoples Cultural Conference, Phenotypes and the Spanish Caste System, Providence, RI


2011 Full Sail University, BA Recording Arts, Winter Park, FL

2013 Full Sail University, MSc Entertainment Business, Winter Park, FL

2002-2007 US Army

25 Fox Network Switching Systems Operator Maintainer, Communications Specialty

21 Mic Heavy Wheeled Equipment Operator, Convoy Security Gunner 50 Cal

Fort Gordon, Georgia, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Hood, Texas,

LSA Anaconda, Tikrit, IRAQ, Camp Ariffjan, KUWAIT



  • Federation of Aboriginal Nations of America, founding member nation chief
  • The Cibuco-Bayamon Taino Tribe and Nation, Superior Chief
  • Eastern Medicine Singers, Choreographer, New World Wave dance group with performances to date in Philadelphia, DC, Virginia, and Texas
  • Zulu Nation, Vice President & Secretary, Providence RI Chapter
  • Skye Gallery, Represented Artist

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