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

2017       New Arrivals, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville

                Hybrid Form  Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York City
                 Chromatopia: A History of Color in Art Tacit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (Curators: Louise Blyton and David Coles)

                This One's For You! Dedicated to Women Enverywhere  dm contemporary, New York City
                 New York Art Lab Umeda Gallery, Osaka, Japan (Organizer: Shuhei Yamatani)
                Black Box Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; traveling throughout Europe
                Black Tie (Optional) Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts (Organizers: Adam and Marian Peck)
                Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), exhibition continuing, selected: Class Room, Coventry, England; Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, 
                Queensland, Australia; (Curator: Jeffrey Cortland Jones)

2016       Best of 2016  Space Gallery, Denver
                Chromatic SpaceAmerican Abstract Artists, Shirley Fiterman Gallery, New York City (Curator: Jonathan   Lippincott)
                10 Ways  Dr. Julius Gallery, Berlin, and RCM Galerie, Paris  (Curator: Lorenza Sannai)
                Indian Summer Show  dm contemporary, New York City
                Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), Corridor/Divisible, Dayton, Ohio; Boecker Contemporary,                Heidelberg, Germany; 
                Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, U.K.; (Curator: Jeffrey Cortland Jones)
                No. 10  A Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
                Artists Select Cumberland Gallery, Nashville (Invited by artist Cheryl Goldsleger)
                The Onward of Art 80th Anniversary Exhibition of American Abstract Artists, 1285 Art Gallery, New York       City (Curator: Karen Wilkin)
                Visible Histories American Abstract Artists, Abrons Art Center/Morris-Warren Gallery, New York City        (Curator: Max Weintraub)
                Art Palm Beach  Invited by Projects Gallery, Miami
                Art Market San Francisco  Invited by Adler and Co. Gallery, San Francisco
                Aqua Art Miami 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 Aspects  Cape 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 EncausticHunterdon

                 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 Invitational  Elizabeth 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

2014       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 EncausticCape 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 Francisco  Invited by Adler and Co. Gallery, San Francisco

2012      Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art   Montclair Art  Museum, 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
2011     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

2009       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 Air  Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont

                Summer/Fall Group Show Adler & Co., San Francisco
2008       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)

2005       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 Fe  Invited by Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale

2003       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

                International Encaustic Conference  Founder and former director,  Provincetown, Mass (since 2007)

2017       Depth Perception co-curator (with Cherie Mittenthal) at Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Mass.

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

2013       Cotton  Juror, Fountain Street Fine Arts, Framingham, Mass.

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

               Textility  Co-curator with Mary Birmingham, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit
                Encaustic Works 2012  Juror 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

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

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

2009       Wax Libris  Curator, Third International Encaustic Conference, Beverly, Mass.

                Blogpix  Curator, 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 Grid  Curator, 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

2017       Provincetown Arts, "Joanne Mattera,"  Jan Lhormer, 2017 issue

2016       The New Criterion, Gallery Chronicle, James Panero, March

2015       ArtsATL, “Math is Beautiful in quirky ‘august geometry’ at Marcia Wood Gallery,” Jerry Cullum, 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 (online)

                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, reports, observations and opinions
Current Editor in chief, ProWax Journal

2017     Digging Deep, curator's essay for Depth Perception at Cape Cod Museum of Art

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, Visual  Art 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

                WaxWatson-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

2010-05 Visiting 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.