Joseph Long is an artist and lecturer based in London and Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. He has taught at the University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art, Brighton University, Falmouth University and University Centre Hastings. His academic research focuses on modern and contemporary art, investigating in particular aspects of late nineteenth and twentieth century art that relate to the emergence of modernism.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited his paintings international. Much of his work evolves through an investigation into the history and documentation of flowering plants. Often working from drawings and photographs taken on walks and in his surroundings, his paintings attempt to reconsider our relationship with plants and there evolving cultural significance.