Feather artist, sculptor and woodworker, Joe Barany was born in Ohio and lived there intermittently growing up.  A self-described gypsy, he and his family moved almost yearly owing to his father’s specialized construction schedule.

His natural affinity for art was shaped by exposure to his father’s work, and he graduated with a degree in Architecture from Ohio State University.

While successfully practicing Architecture for 30 years in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, he also studied Tai Chi, Yoga, and the Art of Conscious Living.

Joe and his wife relocated to the Black Hills in 2000 to refocus their creative interests  and energies with the understanding that; “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”