Joanne mattera

 

RESUME

   

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016    Silk RoadArden Gallery, Boston

2015    The Silk Road Paintings   Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York 

2014    Chromatic ReasoningConrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

2013    Chromatic Geometries Arden Gallery, Boston

2012    SoieStructural Madness, New York City (online)

2011    Diamond Life   Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

2010    Travel With Me Arden Gallery, Boston

            Viewing RoomHeidi Cho Gallery, New York, New York

2008    Contemplating the Horizontal    Arden Gallery, Boston

            Hue AgainSchlosberg Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Mass.

2007        Silk RoadOK Harris, New York City

            It’s Always About Hue, Isn’t It?   Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

2006    Heat of the Moment:  New Paintings in Encaustic   Arden Gallery, Boston

            Pure ColorMarcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            10 Years of Encaustic Painting     Winfisky Gallery, Salem State University, Salem, Mass.

2004    New Paintings in Encaustic   Arden Gallery, Boston    

            New Paintings   Simon Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey

            New PaintingsMarcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

2003   New Paintings in EncausticArden Gallery, Boston

            Mudra: New Paintings in Encaustic   Cervini Haas Gallery,  Scottsdale

2002    Uttar: New Paintings in Encaustic    Simon Gallery, Morristown

2001  New Encaustic Paintings   Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

2000    New Encaustic Paintings   Arden Gallery, Boston

            Verso: Thought, Breath, Memory   Espace Gallery, Manila, Philippines      

1999    New Paintings    Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta                                          

1996    Linear Perspectives   OK Harris Gallery, New York City

1995    New Paintings   Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Artists SelectCumberland Gallery, Nashville

The Onward of Art1285 Art Gallery, New York City (Curator: Karen Wilkin)

            Visible Histories 80th Anniversary Exhibition of American Abstract Artists, Abrons Art Center and Morris-Warren Gallery, New York City (Curator: Max Weintraub)

10 Ways  Dr. Julius Gallery, Berlin, traveling from Milan and Bonn (Curator: Lorenza Sannai) Art Palm Beach  Invited by Projects Gallery, Miami

2015     August GeometryMarcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            Endless, Entire  FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn (Curator: Rachel Nackman)

Going BigCentral Booking. New York City (Organizers: Suzan Shutan and Susan Carr)

Summer ShowDM Contemporary, New York City

Sang-FroidSchoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

            Formal AspectsCape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Mass. (Curator: Sarah Hinckley)

Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Surface and StructureHeftler Gallery,     Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, Beverly, Mass. (Curator: Carol          Pelletier)

10 WaysDerbylius Libreria Galleria, Milan, Italy; Clement & Schneider, Bonn

Territory of AbstractionPentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia

Pattern: Geometric OrganicSpace Gallery, Denver

Selections from the CollectionU.S. State Department, Harry S. Truman Building,             Washington, D.C.

ArtMarket San FranciscoInvited by Adler and Co. Gallery, San Francisco

            Aqua Art MiamiInvited by Projects Gallery, Miami

2014    Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic    Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey; traveling from Cape Cod Mueum of Art

Doppler Shift   Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit (Curator: Mary Birmingham)
            Best of 2014   Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

            Summer InvitationalElizabeth Harris Gallery, New York City

            To Leo, A Tribute from American Abstract ArtistsSideshow, Brooklyn

Summer Studio SalonMarcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

Relative GeometriesConrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson
            SpectrumA Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

            Art Market San FranciscoInvited by Adler and Co. Gallery, San Francisco

            Art Silicon ValleyInvited by Adler and Co. Gallery, San Francisco

            Aqua Art MiamiInvited by Projects Gallery, Miami

2013    Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic    Cape Cod

            Museum of Art, Dennis, Massachusetts(Curator: Michael Giaquinto)

            A Whiter Shade of Pale Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

            Elephant in the Room Laconia Gallery, Boston (Curators: Linda Cordner and James Hull)
            MaterialityWestchester Community College, Valhalla, New York (Curator: Kenise           Barnes)
            Paperazzi Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn
            Aqua Art MiamiInvited by Projects Gallery, Philadelphia and Miami

            Art Market San FranciscoInvited by Adler and Co. Gallery, San Francisco

2012   Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art   Montclair ArtMuseum,       Montclair, New Jersey(Curator: Gail Stavitsky)

Saturated ColorSchweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York   (Curator: Kenise Barnes)

Lush Geometry   DM Contemporary, New York City

Rolling in the DeepKenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York 

Art Naples   Invited by Projects Gallery, Philadelphia and Miami

            Affordable Art Fair, Los Angeles and New York City   Invited by Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

2011    Kindred Spirits Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, Mass. (Curator:    Toby Sisson)

Plane Speaking   McKenzie Fine Art, New York City

Drawing The Line #11   June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine
            Sheer Color   Conrad Wilde GalleryTucson, Arizona

            Baby, It’s Cold Outside   Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont

Aqua Art, Miami   Invited by Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

2010    Geometric Themes and Variations   Gallery 128, New York City (Curator: Gloria Klein)

Pull:  Print Portfolio Exhibition   Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

July Salon   June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine

Inspire   Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, Connecticut

Oasis   Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

Director’s Choice   Kenise Barnes Fine Art. Larchmont, New York

Love, Lust and Desire   McGowan Fine Arts   Concord, New Hampshire

Aqua Art Miami   Invited by Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

Art Hamptons   Invited by DM Contemporary, New York City          

2009    Slippery When Wet   Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn

Inaugural Preview   DM Contemporary, New York City

Summer Guest House   Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            12x12   Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

Stayin' AliveMetaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn

ObsessionsAdler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco

Geometrics II   Gallery 128, New York City (Curator: Gloria Klein)

            Castle Hill at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Hans Hoffman Gallery,        Provincetown, Mass.

            Gallery Artists: Works on PaperJune Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine

Love, Lust and Desire   McGowan Fine Art, Concord, New Hampshire

            Bridge Art FairNew York City   Invited by DM Contemporary, Mill Neck, New York

Los Angeles Art Show   Invited by Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco

2008    Material Color   Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey (Curator: Mary       Birmingham)

No Chromophobia   OK Harris, New York City (Curator: Richard Witter)

Small Wonder   Garson Baker Fine Art, New York City

Relative Geometries   Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

This Just In   Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

Calculated Color, Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Comm. College, Barnstable, Mass. (Curator:            Jane Lincoln)

            A Breath of Fresh AirKenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont

Summer/Fall Group Show Adler & Co., San Francisco
            Fourth Anniversary Exhibition   DM Contemporary, Mill Neck, New York

Art Now Fair, New York   Invited by DM Contemporary, Mill Neck, New York

Los Angeles Art Show   Invited by Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco

2007    Punchbowl   Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, New York

The Blogger Show   Agni Gallery, New York City   (Organizer: John Morris)

Gigantic Small Works Show   Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia

The Fusion Project   June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine

Encaustic Invitational   Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson

Red Dot Fair, Miami BeachInvited by Arden Gallery, Boston

Los Angeles Art Show     Invited by Adler and Co. Gallery, San Francisco

2006    Neo Plastic Redux   Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York City(Organizer: Miles Manning)

Gigantic Small Works Show   Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia

Nancy Manter, Joanne Mattera, Babe Shapiro, DM Contemporary, Mill Neck, New York

            A Thing of Beauty and A Joy Forever   Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont

            Minimal    Minimal Works Gallery, Philadelphia

            Luminous Depths   Wm. Paterson Univ., Wayne, New Jersey(Curator: Nancy        Einreinhofer)

            Order(ed)    Siano Gallery, Philadelphia(Curator: Julie Karabenick with essay by Roberta Fallon)

             Flow Art Fair, Miami Beach    Invited by Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

Art (212) Contemporary Art Fair, New York   Invited by Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

Los Angeles Art Show    Invited by Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

2005    What Did Puck Say?   Heidi Cho Gallery, New York City

            Engaging the Structural   Broadway Gallery, New York City(Curator: Julie Karabenick;    essay: Lilly Wei)

            Cooled and Collected: Modern Masters of Encaustic   Boon Gallery, Salem,           Massachusetts

            Color Theory     Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York   (Curator: Kenise Barnes)

Wish You Were Here IV     A.I.R. Gallery, New York City

            Wax: Encaustic Painting in Contemporary Art    Brush Gallery, Lowell, Mass. (Curator: E.             Linda Poras)

            Works On Paper Invitational   Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

            Wax Works    McGowan Fine Arts,  Concord, New Hampshire

            AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York   Invited by Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

2004    Color Theory    Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

            Unbound: Selected Artists from ‘The Art of Encaustic Painting’   R&F Gallery,

Kingston,  New York(Curator: Laura Moriarty)

            Four New York Artists    Patrick Olson Gallery, Plymouth, Michigan

AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York   Invited by Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

2003    Encaustic Now II    Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            Serenity    Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale  

            Tickled Pink    Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            Wish You Were Here Too     A.I.R. Gallery, New York City

            The Way of Wax    Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University, Salem, Mass.

            Art Miami     Invited by Arden Gallery, Boston

            Art Santa FeInvited by Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

            AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York   Invited by Thatcher Projects, New York City

2002    Work on Paper   Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta 

            Lush Abstraction   Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago

            Hot Wax   Cummings Art Center at Connecticut College, New London

            Artcetera    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston

            Works on PaperCervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

            The Postcard Show    A.I.R. Gallery, New York City Water     Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

            Enkaustikos: Wax as a Contemporary Medium    Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia

            Centering     Sonoma Museum of Visual Art,  Santa Rosa, California

            Generations III    A.I.R. Gallery, New York City

            Art San Francisco    Invited by Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Canada

            AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York    Invited by Thatcher Projects, New York City

2001    Encaustic Now    Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta       

            Encaustic Works    Arden Gallery, Boston

            The Art of Encaustic Painting    Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

            Encaustic: Joanne Mattera and Friends   Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago

            Large-Scale Painting    Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

            Deck the Walls   Newzones Gallery, Calgary

2000    Constant Aesthetic   Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

            Generations II: A Survey of Women Artists at the Millennium    A.I.R Gallery, New York    City

           The Other Side and This Side: The Art of Italian and Italian-American WomenCasa Italiana, New York

            Pieces IV    Gallery 128, New York City   (Curator: Sylvia Netzer)

1999    Aesthetic Boundaries   Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

            Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America   (Curator: Gail StavitskyMontclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey,  and Knoxville Museum of Art,  Knoxville, Tennessee

            Signs, Codes and Surfaces I and II     Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

            Pieces III     Gallery 128, New York City   (Curator: Sylvia Netzer)               

1998    Contemporary Wax   Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

             Small Works   Washington Square East Gallery, New York City       

             Generations    A.I.R. Gallery,  New York City      

             Ron Ehrlich, Gregory Johnston, Joanne Mattera, Hiro Yokose, Marcia Wood Gallery,             Atlanta

1997    Cultural Markers     Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

            1+1=3: Independent Artists, Collaborative Art    Alicia Torres Gallery, New York City

            Material Girls:  Gender, Process and Abstract Art Since 1970Gallery 128, New York        City (Curator: Harmony Hammond)

            Paper Project Sally Sprout Gallery, Houston

            Inaugural Show   Christine Adapon Gallery, Manila

1996   Cultural Markers   Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

            Small Works International   Amos Eno Gallery, New York City

1995    Small Works    Stephen Haller Gallery,  New York City

            Virtuosity Art Fair, The Armory, New York   Invited by Stephen Haller Gallery, New York City

1994    Waxing Minimal: Joanne Mattera, Inger Sand Lee, Tom Sime   Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City

            Signs, Codes & Alphabets   Tribeca 148,  New York City

            Small Works    Washington Square East Gallery, New York City

1993    93 Wishes for '94     Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York City

            Small Works    East West Cultural Center,  New York City               

            Works on Paper   Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts   (Curator: Andre Emmerich)

 

Selected Honors

Ongoing : Geoform.net, an international website of abstract geometric art; curator, Julie Karabenick

2014    Elected member, American Abstract Artists

2012    Honoree, Castle Hill at National Arts Club, New York City

2007    Ella Jackson Chair, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, Mass.
2005    Artist’s Resource Trust grant, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation,  Massachusetts

 

Selected Collections

Connecticut College, New London, Print Collection

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

University Libraries Collection, University of New York at Albany
U.S. State Department

Wheaton College Gallery, Norton, Massachusetts

Alston & Bird, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Bank of America, New York City

Beacon Properties, Boston

Consulate of Brunei

Dana-Farber Institute, Boston

Delta Airlines, Boston

Eduardo Calma Architecture, Makati City, Philippines

Evans Encaustics, Sonoma, California
Liberty Mutual, Washington, D.C.

Mark Williams Design, Atlanta

McKee Nelson, New York City

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Miami

Pacific Peninsula Group, Menlo Park, California

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Florham Park, New Jersey

R&F Paints, Kingston, New York

Red Wheel/Weiser Books, Boston

Stanley, Beaman, Sears, Atlanta

University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas

Private collections: United States, Canada, Scandinavia, the Philippines

 

Curatorial and Organizational Projects

Current: International Encaustic ConferenceFounder and director,  Provincetown, Mass (since 2007)

2015    A Few Conversations About ColorCurator, DM Contemporary, New York City

2013    CottonJuror, Fountain Street Fine Arts, Framingham, Mass.

2012    Improbable Topographies   Curator, Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.

     TextilityCo-curator with Mary Birmingham, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit
     Encaustic Works 2012Juror for an exhibition in print, R & F Gallery, Kingston, New York

2011    Surface Attraction   Co-curator with Marla Rice, Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.

            New England Collective II  Juror, Galatea Fine Art, Boston

            ConversationsCo-curator with LauraMoriarty, Gallery at R&F, Kingston, N.Y.

2010    Wax Libris IICurator, Fourth International Encaustic Conference, Beverly, Mass.

2009    Wax LibrisCurator, Third International Encaustic Conference, Beverly, Mass.

            BlogpixCurator, with Olympia Lambert and others,  Platform Gallery, New York City

2007    Luxe, Calme et Volupté  Curator,  Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

2007    Thinking in WaxJuror, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, Mass.

2003    The Whole Ball of Wax Juror,  Woman Made Gallery, Chicago   

1993    Objects of Their AffectionCurator,  InterArt Center, New York City

1982    Artists on the GridCurator, Svetlana Rockwell Gallery, Cambridge

 

Selected Bibliography

Books

2016    45 Years at OK Harris, Randem Publishing; Marilynn Karp and Ron Weis

2015    Experience Painting,  Davis Publications; John Howell White

            Silk Road: Excerpts from an Ongoing Series,  Well-Fed Artist Press, New York City

2014    Italian American Review, Vol. 4, Number 1; Calandra Institute,  cover

2011    Against the Tide,  Two Coats of Paint Press; Sharon Butler

             The Art of Reading Italian Americana,  Bordighera Press; Fred Gardaphé; cover

2010    Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility,   Waxy Buildup Press; Daniella Woolf

2009    The Artists’ Guide: How To Make A Living Doing What You Love,  DaCapo; Jackie Battenfield

2005    Abstract Painting,  Watson Guptill; Vicky Perry

2003    In Our Own Voices: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Italian and Italian American Women,  Bordighera Press;  Elizabeth G. Messina, ed.

2001    Spirit Maps,  Red Wheel/Weiser; Joanna Arettam

2000    Lesbian Art in America,  Rizzoli; Harmony Hammond

1998    Waxing Poetic, The Montclair Art Museum/Rutgers University Press; Gail Stavitsky, editor

 

Periodicals, Print and Online

2015    ArtsATL, “Math is Beautiful in quirky ‘august geometry’ at Marcia Wood Gallery,” JerryCullum, August 26

            Bedford + Bowery, “When 111 Artists Find Each Other Through Facebook,” Rob Scher,  August 3

            Westword, “Artists Repeat Themselves in Pattern, an Elegant Group Show,” Michael Paglia, May 20

2015    Artscope, “Formal Aspects at the Cape Cod Museum of Art,” Rhiannon Leigh, March 23

2014  The New Criterion, “Gallery Chronicle,” James Panero, November

            Hyperallergic,  “Profaning Geometry, Venerating Uncertainty,”  Peter Malone, July 11

            Painter’s Progress, “Have You Met Joanne Mattera?,” Stephen B. MacInnis, January 15

2013    Maine Sunday Telegram, “Is There a New Vein in Abstract Painting in Maine?,” Daniel Kany, Dec. 29

           Two Coats of Paint, “Joanne Mattera’s New Angle,” Sharon Butler; September 8

             Artscope, “Joanne Mattera: Chromatic Geometries,” Elizabeth Michelman; September-October

            Art New England, “The Elephant in the Room,” David Raymond; July/August

2013    Artscope, “Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic,” J. Fatima Martins; May-June

2012    Syracuse Post-Standard, “The Power of Patterns,” Katherine Rushworth; August 5

      Huffington Post, “Rolling in the Deep at Kenise Barnes Fine Art,” D. Dominick Lombardi; July 2

2011    Artcritical, “Get Lost! Victims and Victors of the Art Fair Grid,” David Cohen; December 2

2011    Boston Globe Magazine, "Keeping it Simple," Jaci Conry; November 13, 2011

            Art Critical, “Artists Who Write Write for a Purpose,” , George Hofmann; August 31 (online)

            Art Critical, “Abstraction in a Cold Climate,” Franklin Einspruch; December (online)

2010    Maine Sunday Telegram, “Refinement Multiplied,” Philip Isaacson; July 25

            Portland Phoenix, “Bright Lines at June Fitzpatrick,” Nicholas Schroeder; July 20

            Art in the Studio, The Questionnaire: Joanne Mattera,” Nancy Natale, October 4(online)

            Venetian Red, “Joanne Mattera’s Journey of Visual Pleasure,”  Liz Hager (online)

2009    View List at Minus Space, "Bulletin Board: Inspiration Information," Karen Schifano (online)

            Making the Art Seen, "Featured Painter: Joanne Mattera," interview by Sand T., July 2009 (online)

            Artist's Career Guide, "Reality Check: Interview with Joanne Mattera,”  Jackie Battenfield (online)

            Artscope, "Third Annual Conference of Encaustic Painting," Brian Goslow; May-June issue

            NYC Art, "GeoMetrics," Chris Rywalt; March 24 (online)

            Zocalo, "Per Square Foot at Conrad Wilde," Dolly Spaulding, December 10

2008    Boston Globe, “Color Their World,” Cate McQuaid; December 17

            Berkshire Fine Arts, “Boston’s Newbury Street Galleries,” Shawn Hill; December 27

            More Magazine,  “Art Beat,” Alesha Hardwick-Whyte; October issue

            The Boston Phoenix, “Waxing Poetic,” Randi Hopkins; June 3

            Steven Alexander Journal, "Joanne Mattera,"  March 15 (online)

2007    Provincetown Banner, “When Art Runs Hot and Cold,” Melora B. North; August 23

            Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Spirit of Baudelaire, Matisse Flows,” Debra Wolf; July 8

            Abstract Art On Line, "New York Views: Joanne Mattera at OK Harris," Joseph Walentini;  May 15

            The New York Sun, “Joanne Mattera: Silk Road at OK Harris,”  Maureen Mullarkey; May 3

            Phoenix Home and Garden, “Color Blocks,”  March

            Maine Sunday Telegram, “Fusion: A Portland Encaustic Event,” Philip Isaacson, February 18

            Maine Sunday Telegram, “Stacks of Wax,”  feature, Bob Keyes; February 11

2006    Art New England, “Art Criticism on the Internet,”  feature, Raymond A. Liddell; December/January 2007

            Boston Globe, “A Clever Pairing,” Cate McQuaid;  September 14

            The Art Blog, "Ordered," Libby Rosof; May 17 (online)

            Look, See, "Joanne Mattera's Encaustic Paintings," Chris Ashley; April 16 (online)

2005    LowellSun,  “Whole Ball of Wax,” Barbara Rizza Mellin; November 12

            Art News,  “How to Talk to An Artist,” feature, Gail Gregg;  June

            Syracuse Post-Standard,  “Color This Exhibit…,” Katherine Rushworth; May 15

            NYArts,  “On and Off the Grid: In Conversation with Joanne Mattera,”  Julie Karabenick; February/March

            New York Times,  “‘Unbound: Selected Artists,”’ D. Dominick Lombardi; Jan. 2

2004    Boston Globe,  “An Eyeful of Color,” Cate McQuaid; December 10

            Traditional Home, “A Fresh Shade ofBungalow,” cover story, Eliot Nusbaum; September

            Arts Media, “Artists Wax Enthusiastic,” Rachel Strutt; March

2003    Boston Sunday Globe,  “Critics’ Picks,” Christine Temin; April 28

            Boston Globe,  “Critics’ Picks,” Cate McQuaid; April 18

            Arts Media,   “Joanne Mattera: Paintings in Encaustic,” Shawn Hill; April-May

            The Week,  “Joanne Mattera at Arden Gallery, Boston,” April 19

2003    Scottsdale Republic,   “Eclectic Mix at Cervini Haas,” Roberta Burnett, April 16

             IONS Review, Barbara McNeill, ed., portfolio; Issue Issue 63,  March 2002

2003    IONS Review, Barbara McNeill, ed., portfolio; Issue 62, December

2002    Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  “Expanding the Possibilities of Paper,” Jerry Cullum; November 15

            New York Times,  “Hot Wax,” William Zimmer;  November 10

            Philadelphia Inquirer, “Novel Process, Classical Elegance,”  Edward J. Sozanski;  May 19

            Philadelphia Weekly, “Play On,” Roberta Fallon;  May 10

            Philadelphia Daily Local News, “Ancient Medium Explored Again,” R.B. Strauss; May 4

            Boston Sunday Globe,  “The Process,” profile, Catherine Foster;  March 3

            Art New England, “The Art of Encaustic Painting,” book review,  Susan Schwalb; Feb/March

2001  Arizona Republic,  “Beauty of Encaustic Has its Price,” feature,  John Carlos Villani; November 8

            Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  “Waxing Eloquent,” Catherine Fox; October 12

2000    Manila Today,  “Art Guide,” review;  June 6

            The Philippine Star,  “Gallery News,” review; June 5

            Art in America,  “Joanne Mattera at Marcia Wood,”  Jerry Cullum; March

            Design and Architecture (Manila),   “An Italian Spell in Tagaytay,” feature, Alane Ty; February

1999    Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  “Mattera Infuses Modernist Grid with New Depth,” Jerry Cullum; July

1997    New York Arts,  “Picks,”  Christopher Chambers;  October

            Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Four Artists Aimed at the Stars,”  Jerry Cullum; October 3

            William and Mary Review, Erica Weitzman ed., portfolio; Vol. 35

1994    Artforum,  “Objects of Their Affection at Interart Center,”  Keith Seward;  February

Earlier Driadi,  “Du Blanc a la Couleur,” Michel Thomas;  April 1981

             American Craft, “Joanne Mattera,” portfolio; ” Spring 1980

 

Catalogs

2015    Pattern: Geometric\Organic, Space Gallery, Denver

            A Few Conversations About Color, DM Contemporary, New York City  

            Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface, Endicott College,   Beverly, Mass.

2014    Doppler Shift, Visual Art Center of New Jersey; essays by Mary Birmingham and Thomas Micceli

            Swept Away, second edition, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

2013    Swept Away, Cape Cod Museum of Art. Dennis, Mass.

            Elephant in the Room, Laconia Gallery, Boston        

2011    Pull, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta; essay by Jerry Cullum

2010    The Art at Dana-Farber Center, Boston, Mass.

2008    Material Color, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, N.J.; essay by Mary Birmingham, curator

2006    Joanne Mattera: Ten Years of Encaustic Painting, from the eponymous exhibition, Salem State University, Salem, Mass., March-April; essays by Flavia Rando and the artist

            Luminous Depths, Wm. Paterson University, Wayne, N.J.; essay by Nancy Einreinhofer

2006    Order(ed), for the eponymous group exhibition curated by Julie Karabenick at Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, May-June; essay, “Beauty, Order and Individuality,” by Roberta        Fallon

2005    Geometry Reloaded, Lilly Wei; from the exhibition, “Engaging the Structural,” a group exhibition curated by Julie Karabenick, Broadway Gallery, New York, April    

2002    Uttar: Poetics of Materiality and Process, Flavia Rando; from the exhibition, “New Paintings in Encaustic,” Simon Gallery, Morristown, N.J., September-October,

 

 

Writing

Current: Joanne Mattera Art Blog, ongoing at www.joannemattera.blogspot.com

2016    Surface Design Journal, Memory, Spirit and Gender: Existential Themes in Fiber and Wax, Winter issue

2014    The Art of Transformation (and Vice Versa), essay for Material Consequences, Gallery X, Truro, Mass.

2013    The Miami Art Fairs: Fiber, Fiber Everywhere, feature; Surface Design Journal, Fall issue

Extravagant Light, essay for Swept Away, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Mass.

 

Heady Abundance and Spare Elegance, essay for Natura Viva, ArtCurrent Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.

 

The Writing on the Wall, essay for The Calligraphic Gesture,  Tao Water Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.

2013    Making Room, essay for Making Room in New Haven, curated by Suzan Shutan

2012     Material Means: Diverse Practices, Common Threads, curator's essay for Textility, VisualArt Center of New Jersey, Summit          

Everything into the Pool, juror's essay for Encaustic Works '12, exhibition in book form, Gallery at R&F, Kingston, New York

2011    Sheila Hicks: Fifty Years, review; Surface Design Journal, Summer issue

2011    Affinities: Fiber and Wax, feature; Surface Design Journal, Winter issue

2010    A Thread Runs Through It, foreword for Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility, by Daniella   Woolf

2007  Luxe, Calme et Volupte: A Meditation on Visual Pleasure, curator’s essay, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta. Text online atwww.marciawoodgallery.com/luxe_calme/essay.html

Exquisite Dualities: The Recent Paintings of Alexandre Masino, essay for the Montreal painter

Material Witness, feature; Surface Design Journal, Fall issue

2006    Encaustic: The ‘New’ Art Medium, Just 2000 Years Old, essay for “Luminous Depths” catalog and eponymous exhibition, curated by Nancy Einreinhofer, Wm. Paterson        University, Wayne, N.J.

Dancing Shards: Between Order and Intuition, essay for New York painter Gloria Klein

Kevin Frank: The World in a Still Life, essay for the New York painter

2005   Give and Take, essay for Seattle-based painter Betsy Eby

2001    The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax,  Watson-Guptill, New York

1981-83Fiberarts, Editor in Chief

 

Teaching

2013,12 Visiting Artist, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts

2011    Visiting Artist, College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

            Visiting Artist, Visiting Artists and Scholars Series, School of Art, Georgia State University, Atlanta

2010-05Visiting Lecturer, 2D Fine Arts Department,  Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

2009    Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania

2007    Visiting Artist, Montana State University, Bozeman

2004    Visiting Artist, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts   

2002    Weissman Visiting Artist, Connecticut College, New London           

1999    Visiting Artist, University of New York at Albany   

 

Talks, Panels

2015    Moderator, Professional Practice: The Big Picture, 9th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown

2014    Moderator, A Conversation About Art Criticism, with Mira Schor, Barry Schwabsky, Helen Miranda Wilson, Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, Mass.; sponsored by Truro Center              for the Arts at Castle Hill

            Moderator, The Roots of Contemporary Encaustic, 8th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown
2013    Moderator, Raising the Bar: Encaustic in Our Practice, 7th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown

            Presenter, Art Bloggers @ Art Miami, with David Cohen, editor in chief, artcritical.com

2012    Speaker, Looking at Wax, Art Students League, New York City

            Moderator, Igniting the Spark Fanning the Flame: Creativity in Our Practice, 6th International Encaustic Conference
2011    Speaker, Art Bloggers @ Art Miami, Bloggers' Guide to the Fair

            Moderator, Mastering Media: The Art of Promotion, 5th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown

2010    Guest Speaker, Affinities: Fiber and Wax, Textile Study Group of New York, New York City

            Moderator, Life After Art School, Massachusetts College of Art
            Moderator, Making a Career in Encaustic, 4th International Encaustic Conference

2009    Moderator, Carving Our Niche in the Blogosphere,  Art Bloggers @ Art Miami

            Moderator, Blogpix, panel in conjunction with exhibition at Platform Gallery, New York City

            Moderator, Conservators in Conversation, 3rd International Encaustic Conference

2008    Moderator, Art Bloggers @ Red Dot, panel discussion during March art fairs in New York City

             Presenter, Finding a Place for Yourself in the Art World, College Art Association, Dallas

            Moderator, Encaustic as Viewed in the Media, 2nd International Encaustic Conference

2007   Co-organizer, Art Bloggers @ Miami, an ad hoc gathering of art bloggers during Miami/Basel

            Guest Speaker, 35 Years of More or Less the Same Thing, Montana State University, 

             Keynote Speaker, Almost Mainstream After 2000 Years, International Encaustic Conference       

2005    Keynote Speaker, Building and Sustaining a Career in Art , Art League of Northern California, Novato        

2004    Guest Lecturer, Encaustic Painting, City College of New York   

            Guest Lecturer, Encaustic Forum,  R&F Gallery, Kingston, New York                       

2003    Gallery Talk, Contemporary Encaustic Painting, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta  

2001    Panelist, Italian American Women Artists, Ellis Island, New York City   

2000    Speaker, Material Influences, Casa Italiana, New York University, New York City   

            Panelist, Encaustic Painting, Artists Talk on Art, New York City                        

1999    Speaker, Encaustic Painting, Painter’s Forum, New York City                                      

 

Education

M.A., Visual Arts, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont                 

B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

 

 

 

STATEMENT

This ongoing series is chromatically juicy and compositionally reductive. I refer to it only partly tongue in cheek as lush minimalism. Each painting is a small color field achieved by many layers of translucent paint applied at right angles. The series, which I began in 2005, was inspired by the shimmery quality of iridescent silk, hence the title, but quickly evolved into a more expansive exploration of color and surface. In plying a richness of material against the austerity of a (very subtle) grid, I set in motion a small-scale dynamic in which more and less jostle for primacy.