Joe Stewart is originally from Bronx, NY, and relocated to Atlanta, GA, after graduating from Clark Atlanta University. He holds a BA in Fashion Design and an MA in African-American Studies. His passion for Art led him to become a published tattoo artist. Stewart utilizes his artistic skills as a six-year Visual Arts educator for Atlanta public schools. His current art series, Cultural Currency, is a multimedia project focusing on prominent civil rights leaders, freedom fighters, and abolitionists. Each figure is featured on a fictional currency and includes important imagery connected to each figure's personal story.