Born in 1958 in Hidrolandia, a small town located in central Brazil, Jozza comes from an artistic family. His mother was an art teacher and instilled a passion for art in Jozza since he was a young child. A man of many talents, Jozza was eventually able to study law in Brazil and was also a skilled soccer player. He played for Atletico, one of the best state soccer teams. His soccer talent afforded him the opportunity to move to the United States in 1986, when he was invited to play for a professional team in San Francisco. In 1996, Jozza relocated to Miami, FL with his wife, Tatiana, and 2-year old daughter, Jordanna, to pursue a career in art.
One of the most exciting Pop Artists in the world today, Jozza creates his artistic vision with vibrant imagery and combinations of bright color and hard-edged abstract subjects. Painting a wide repertoire of subjects from flowers and still-lifes to people and cityscapes, his paintings are inspired by the simple streets of Brazil to the elegant cities of the United States. His paintings depict cities full of rhythm, nightclubs, subways and restaurants where urban life subjects are the heartbeat and soul of society. Inspired by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Romero Britto and Peter Max, Jozza's colorful, shimmering, animated subjects have been captured in over 1,000 works around the world to date. Jozza's work is included in numerous public and private collections in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Germany.
In 2009, Jozza was given the rare distinction of being able to create original and limited edition fine art of the Disney characters, an honor bestowed on Peter Max before him. Jozza's original paintings of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and other characters sell out instantly. Jozza's work has also been featured in the Hollywood movie, Transporter II, directed by Louis Leterrier starring Jason Statham. In 2017 Jozza was commissioned to create Lionel Richie's portrait for his latest U.S. tour. Always appreciative of his good fortune in life, Jozza looks for ways to contribute to society. He supports Project H.O.P.E, the Criança Esperança Foundation in Brazil, the Lar Maria de Nazare Orphanage in Brazil and the Miami Dade County Schools Art Education Project. Jozza's life has been dedicated to art creating a better life.
2016 Red Dot Miami at Art Basel - Miami, FL
2015 New York International ArtExpo - New York, NY, USA
2014 Spectrum Miami - Miami, FL
2013 Spectrum Miami - Miami, FL
2011 Max on the Grove - Coconut Grove, FL, USA Art Miami - Miami, FL, USA Cozumel Museum - Cozumel, Mexico New York Art Expo - New York, USA
2010 Azamara - Holland, Denmark, France, Spain New York ArtExpo - New York, USA
2009 Project H.O.P.E - Aventura, FL, USA New York ArtExpo - New York, USA