ABOUT JOSEPH CAVALIERI
Joseph Cavalieri is an award winning native New York artist and educator. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Stax Museum, and in the collections of Simpson’s writers in Los Angeles and the collection of movie director Morgan Spurlock. He has collaborated with illustrator Robert Crumb, and artists Alpha and Chris Hipkiss.
He has produced many private and public art commissions including a MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York. Shows include 3 group exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, as well as a solo exhibition in Berlin, and shows in Munich, Bulgaria, the Venice Arsenale, and most recently (2017) a solo show in Chelsea New York, at the Ivy Brown Gallery.
Cavalieri’s aim is to merge contemporary imagery with the time-honored processes of painted stained glass, a material with a powerful spiritual history. This technique was originally created by Medieval stained glass artists, and used enamel paints which were made of ground glass, metals and pigment. These paints were applied to the glass surface then kiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees fahrenheit (700 degrees celsius). Once cooled, the glass was soldered together. Cavalieri updates this historic process by incorporating silk screening and airbrushing techniques, along with hand painting. His finished art is set into wall hung light boxes with internal LED lighting.