Nascido em Chicago, Joe Zucker licenciou-se no Art Institute of Chicago, em 1964, e vive em East Hampton, Long Island. Zucker ficou conhecido nos anos 1970s pelas suas pinturas constuídas de bolas de algodão. Recentemente, Zucker usa uma grelha the grid as a framework for his compositions, manipulating its structure with color, words, and diagonal lines. Heshows his works frequently, in national and international exhibitions. Selection: 2004 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, 2001 Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Köln, 1995 Whitney Biennale, New York, 1994 Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, 1992 The Parrish Art Museum Southhampton, NY, 1986 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 1985-86 Queens Museum New York, NY, 1984 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York. Selected Collections:Addison Gallery of American Art, MA, Albright-Knox Museum, Denver Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Saatchi Collection, London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.