Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina Joe completed his undergraduate study in art at Florida A&M University and graduate study at The University of Wisconsin, Madison graduating with an MFA in Painting and Graphics. Mr. Roache who was the Director of the Office of Instructional Technology at Florida A&M University has also taught courses in 3D Animation and Design in the School of Journalism and Painting in the Art Department at FAMU.
Joe Roache has participated in many group and one-man exhibitions. His work is represented in the collections of Barnett Bank of Florida (Jacksonville, Florida), the City of Orlando, Bendix Corp., Xerox Inc., the Mississippi Museum of Art, the University of South Florida, and Florida A&M University as well as many private collections around the world. His group and one-man shows include exhibitions at Alabama State University, The Atlanta Life Insurance Show, Alabama A&M University, U.S National-International Art Show for the Division of Cultural Affairs of Florida, Gulf Coast Community College, Four Arts Gallery - Florida State University, LeMoyne Art Foundation, and Okaloose-Walton Community College.
Joe Roache professional career has included work with instructional technology, digital images and 3D animation. Joe has lectured on these subjects at The University of Oslo, Norway, The University of Nicynhy Norgod, Russia, The University of Edinburg, Scotland, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, and The University of Nairobi, Kenya and other organizations and conferences. At Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida, he was commissioned to do a large-scale painting that is housed on the first floor lobby of the School of Business and Industry (SBI) Building on the university campus. His work is also in the collection of the FAMU Archives and the Coleman Library.