Upcoming event

June 28, 2018: Exhibition Opening


Liquid Light     Joseph Marioni 

at the Museum Wiesbaden


The exhibition will run from June 29 - Oct 14, 2018

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany
+49 611 3352250

Joseph Marioni,  Red   Painting  (Detail), 2006. Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

Joseph Marioni, Red Painting (Detail), 2006. Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

Joseph Marioni
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Born 1943 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives and works in New York City since 1972

The Painter catalogues his work beginning in 1970.

There are more than 60 paintings in public collections in the United States and Europe and approximately 530 paintings in private collections in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

The Painter owns representative examples of his own work.

The Painter is the recipient of :
Berwanger Award, presented in 1997
by His Grace Clarence Rufus J. Rivers, Ph.D.
Doctor of Fine Arts Honorary
presented in 2010 by the Art Academy of Cincinnati



A Sanctuary for Light, Basel
Contemplation Room

June 8-14, 2009

Joseph Marioni exhibited a special installation at the Art Unlimited pavilion of the 2009 Basel Art Fair. A reception was held on Monday, June 8th.

Marioni has conceived this special project as a model for painting environments that he proposes to create in specific public and private spaces. The unique element in Marioni's vision is that his paintings will be created on site and in an encounter with the natural light of each location. Each Marioni Contemplation Room will belong to its special environment.

This presentation of the Contemplation Room is dedicated to Ernst Beyeler in recognition for his support of Joseph Marioni's work.

The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
Eye to Eye: Joseph Marioni

Oct 22, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

Thirteen glowing paintings by Marioni are surrounded by about 40 works from the museum’s collection that trace the development of color and light in modern painting. This is the first Washington, D.C., exhibition of Marioni’s work.

Read Brookyn Rail: Joseph Marioni, Eye to Eye, by Robert C. Morgan

Watch Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic introducing the installation Eye to Eye: Joseph Marioni at the Phillips, on view Oct. 22, 2011-Jan. 29, 2012.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Notations/Joseph Marioni: Paintings, 2000–2015

Nov 14, 2015 - May 22, 2016

For artist Joseph Marioni, the primary function of painting is to advance the experience of color through the interaction of light and paint pigments. Building on experiments in American abstraction since the 1950s—particularly those of Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, and Robert Ryman—Marioni’s paintings inspire attentive, sustained looking. (read more)

Event: Contemplating Color

April 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Joseph Marioni discusses his captivating explorations of color, paint, and light with Art historian and critic Barbara Rose.


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