|Education: Self taught|
| Not Born in a Trunk, |
Yukon Sketches, OR, Guild Hall, Whitehorse, YT
|2000||Velvet Highway and Other Journeys, Material Matters, Toronto, On.|
|1999||Patchwork; Reconstructing the personal, Artspace, Peterborough, On.|
|1994||Flight, Cameron, Public House, Toronto, On.|
Baroquecoco Trash, Bloomsberries Clothing and Art, Toronto, On.
|1993||Story, Express Café, Toronto, On.|
|1991||Land (e)scape Memory, Levity, Toronto, On.|
The Nancy Ward/Residency Project, Artspace, Peterborough, On.
Reference, Cameron Public House, Toronto, On.
|1990||Flowers and Other Things, Express Café, Toronto, On.|
|1989||Pain, Cameron Public House, Toronto, On.|
Confessions of a caffeine addict, Rivole, Toronto, On.
|1988||Dirt, The Extra Space, Toronto, On.|
New Work, Broadview Gallery, Peterborough, On.
Myth and Object, The Rainbow Room, Toronto, On.
Barbie's Dream House, Artspace, Peterborough, On
|1987||Juggery, Trent University Women's Centre, Peterborough, On.|
|Selected Group Shows|
|Stocking Stuffers, Pentimento Fine Arta Gallery, Toronto|
Renaissance Men, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum,, Golden Colorado, US
Foundations' Peterborough Arts Unbrella, Peterborough On.
|1998||Instant, Olivia Thompson Gallery, Toronto, On.|
|1996||Wear, object referencing the body, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB.|
|1995||New Land, Daniel B. Sponagle Gallery, Toronto, On.|
|1994||Home, South Logan Salvage, Rescue, Scarp and Art, Toronto, On.|
Curated by Garth Barriere
Middlemarch, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, On.
Organized by the Literary Press Group
|1992||AIDS Memorial Show, A Space, Toronto, On.|
Curated by Clamorous Intentions
|1991||Images For Life, Evelyn Amis Gallery, Toronto, On.|
Curated by Spencer Row
|1990||Raw Fantasies, Artefect, Toronto, On.|
Curated by Philip Carins
|1989||October Rage, The Extra Space, Toronto, On.|
Curated by Michael Allen
|1988||No Bill C-52, Weller Potovsky Gallery, Toronto, On.|
The Erotic Show, Artefect, Toronto, On.
Curated by Dennis Tourbin
|1985||Taking stock, The Next Wave, Artspace, Peterborough, On.|
Curated by David Beirk.
|Selected Performance Work|
|1995||Small Business, 16mm film by Rita Listner, Toronto, On.|
''joe'' lead male
|1993||Dishfunktion, an evening of performance work by joelewis and Metia Winkler at Artspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On.|
|1992||Rochdale, a play by Friendly Spike Theatre, Poor Alex, Tarragon Extra Space, Toronto, On. 'postman' a projected character|
The Nancy Ward, in concert reading of script for 12 voices, at Artspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On. Writer / performer
|1990||My Secret Kitchen, a performance piece by and with Margaret Dragu, at Artspace,The Market Hall, Peterborough, On. ''Art Director'' super numerary|
|1987||Where e You Goin' The Mall, solo multi media performance, writer/performer, Producer / Director, Garth Barrierre / Synk Productions|
Western Front, Vancouver BC, 3rd Vancouver Fringe Festival
Stage 8, Edmonton AB., Gone with The Fringe
|1986||She Should Have Stood In Bed, a courtly entertainment for S.G. Taylor|
during ''this moment is an Eternity'' installation/performance at Gallery 101 in Ottawa, On.
Open Country Books, Calgary, AB.
The Union Theatre, Peterborough, On.
|1991||Disgo, Dhatgo, improvised story telling|
Friendly Spike Theatre, Benefit, Toronto, On.
Sync Cabaret Too, open mike, July- August, weekly
M.C. and improvised serial story
|1990||Betty Stories, improvised serial story,|
Yo, open mike nite, Feb.-May
The Love Club, Toronto, On.
And I Do Sing, book launch.
The Union, Peterborough, On.
|1989||Fashion is Not Your Friend, poetry Reading|
Hangman Pub, Peterborough, On.
|1985||Ode to Italy, poetry reading,|
Ten Foot Henery's, Calgary, AB.
|1984||Two Narratives, short story reading,|
A Gala Night of Performance,
Artspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On.
Ode To Italy, synk Ink, 1985, poetry chap book
Where you goin' the mall?, synk Ink, 1987, comic book
Better never than late, synk Ink, 1989, comic calendar
Dishfunktion: a deconstruction of the micro wave safe, pas de chance 1994, novell
And I Do Sing, a poetry cycle by Joe Lewis, Synk Ink 1989, 2013 E-Book
|Articles and Reviews|
''lewis vision...'' Catherine Jenkins,
Arthur, Trent University student paper, Vol. 4 no. 12, 1983
''Barbie Doll'' Martha, Tancock, Peterborough Examiner, Jan. 17, 1986
''...Comes to town'' Garth Barriere, Go Info, Dec. 1986
''Where you going'' James Adam, The Edmonton Journal, Aug. 21 1987
''...crowd baffled'' Neal Watson, The Edmonton Sun, Aug.20 1987
''...some funny'' Lloyd Dykk, The Vancouver Sun, Sept. 17 1987
''Home Unstable'' Jake Baken, Arthur, Vol.22 no.6 Oct. 1987
''Hard Questions'' Andrew McPhail, Extra, no.107, Aug. 1988
''Expressive...'' Lisa Lowe, Arthur, Sept. 20 1988
''Artistic Cabaret'' Chris Corrigan, Peterborough, Examiner, Jul.5 1191
''Queen West'' Garth Barriere, Extra, Feb. 21, 1992