Sorren grew up in Arizona and began painting in 1991. Two years later he earned a BFA from Northern Arizona University. His artwork has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Time and Rolling Stone. Warner Bros. and Atlantic Records have also used his art; he created the cover for the Tweaker album The Attraction to All Things Uncertain and “2 a.m. Wakeup Call.”
His first solo exhibit was in 1995, in 2010 he is preparing for his first museum retrospective in November. He is known for inspiring a modern genre of artists. A mural of his adorns an outdoor wall at Heritage Square in Flagstaff, Arizona. The 40 feet (12 m) by 30 feet (9 m) painting took 9 months to complete.
Joe is currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona