Born 1943 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives and works in New York City since 1972
The Painter catalogues his work beginning in 1970. This is the point at which he found his identity as a painter and his work became independent of his student work.
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
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.
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.