Joseph Cavalieri is an award winning native New York artist and educator. His work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, and the Stax Museum. He has produced private and public art commissions including a MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York. His work has been collected by Morgan Spurlock, and two Simpsons writers.Cavalieris aim is to merge contemporary imagery with the time-honored processes of painted stained glass, a material with a powerful spiritual history. He incorporates contemporary colors and design and often adds humor.His 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.The LED lights use little electricity, and come with a 46 inch long electrical cord with a small transformer that plugs into a standard US outlet.
Classes with Joseph Cavalieri
May 20 - May 26