CAVAglass studios

In 2010 Joseph Cavalieri established CAVAglass, a glass studio in the East Village of New York City. His focus is on making private and public commissions, teaching private classes, and making one of a kind glass art, using methods created by Medieval stained glass artists. 

Joseph’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Stax Museum, in the collections of two Simpson’s writers in Los Angeles, and the collection of movie director Morgan Spurlock. 

Private and public art commissions include a MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York, and a 6-foot-round stained glass window at Our Lady of Sorrow Church on the island of Itaparica, in Brazil. Joseph has collaborated with illustrator R. Crumb and Alpha & Chris Hipkiss.

His teaching credentials include over 30 workshops in the USA, South America and Europe, including Corning Glass, Berlin Glas and Penland School of Craft. He has been invited to 14 art residencies in the US, South America, Europe, Australia and India, including the Open Studio Program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. In 2015 Cavalieri was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Glass Society of Ireland and NCAD Conference.

“One of the really interesting things that Joseph does
is tap into all of our associations with stained glass and then
flips them on end”
– Jennifer Scanlan
Associate Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Below you will find

- Joseph’s Artist Statement
- List of artist residencies Joseph has attended
- Recommendations of art residency opportunities
- Recommendations of exhibition opportunities / jobs in the arts
- Timeline
- Education
- CV of art exhibitions (solo and group)
- Awards, Publications & Press

Artist Statement

The technique I use has a powerful tradition. It was originally created by Medieval stained glass artists, and uses enamel paints made of ground glass, metals and pigment that are applied to glass, then kiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 Celsius). Once cooled, the glass is soldered together. I update this historic process by incorporating silk screening and airbrushing techniques, along with hand painting. My finished art is set into wall hung light boxes with internal LED lighting

Art residency programs

Sacatar Foundation in Bahia, Brazil (2011 and 2017)
  Two permanent art instillations (2011) and church stained glass window (2017)
- Accepted to the Vermont Studio Center (2017, unable to attend)
- Torpedo Factory Visiting Artists' Program, Alexandria, VA (2014 and 2017)
- Uroboros Glass, Portland, OR (2016)
- The Studios of Key West, Florida (2012)  
- Lo Studio dei Nipoti Resident Artists Project in Monasterace, Calabria, Italy (2012) 
- Museum of Arts and Design (New York) Open Studio Program (2010)
- Research Residency at Sydney College for the Arts (2010)
- Residency at Sanskriti Kendra in Delhi, India (2010) 
- Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2010)
- Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2010)
- Kiln forming residency North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland (2008)
  Lectures at:
- Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (Lecture, 2010)
- Winona State University, Minnesota (Lecture, 2010). 

recommended Art residencies Opportunities

- Alliance of Artist Communities (See:
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- res artis (see:
- Wikipedia list of domestic and international residency “Artist-in- 
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Recommended Exhibition Opportunities

The Art Guide, Art & Art Deadlines, Artsy Shark, Café, ArtQuest and NYFA.


-    CAVAglass Studios (2010 - current)
Owner and manager of CAVAglass Studios, in New York City.

-    Teaching (2010 - current)
Private and public workshops on painting techniques. See here for workshops.

-    Art Director (1992- 2010)
Art Director at GQ, People and Good Housekeeping magazines, all based in Manhattan.


-    UrbanGlass (Brooklyn): 
Workshops by Kazumi Ikemoto, Klaus Moje,  Judith Schaechter, Erica Rosenfeld, and Toby Upton, Dennis Briening (1996 to 2017).
-    Photoshop and Web Design classes at Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. (1996 to 2001)
-    BA from the School of Visual Arts: Classes with Paula Scher and Milton Glazer. 

CV of art exhibitions (solo and group)

- Three Solo Exhibitions at Dixon Place, NY (2013, 2014 and 2018)
- Ivy Brown, Chelsea, NY (2017)
- Hayes Gallery, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY (2016)
- Axis Glass, Kennedy Galleries, Columbus, OH (2016)
- Italian American Museum, NY (2016)
- Better Being 940, curated by Shari Drewett, NY (2014 and 2016)
- OUT Hotel NYC, curated by Ivy Jeanne Brown (2015-16)
- Agnes Varis Art Center / Community Activation Project. UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY (2015-16)
- TS Art Projects, Berlin, Germany. “Late Night Show” exhibition with with Cornelia Renz, (2014) 
- "VOICES X" Dubuque, Iowa (exhibitions for 4 juried artists)
- The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, NY “Deliver Us From Our Addictions”, curated by Joyce Yamada (2014)
- Theater for the New City, NY “Through a Glass Lightly” exhibit (2014)
- The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA "Rethinking Tradition: Portraits in Glass" (2014)
- Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL (2013)
- “Gymnasium of Drama” Installation at Elmo Restaurant, NY (2012-13)
- SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) Chicago, IL, representing UrbanGlass (2010)

- Making Our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists Group Show at the Bellevue Arts Museum, WA
- "Transparency" Group exhibition at the Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

- "She Inspires" Group show at the Untitled Space, NYC
- Con Artist Collective group exhibition at Superfine, NYC
- "Screen Punch!!!" Con Artist Collective group exhibition, NYC
- Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined" Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
- "Friends in the City" Auction at Christie's New York
- Bailey House Gala and Auction, NYC  
- "Metamorphosis" and "People's Choice" at ConArtist Collective, NYC

- "Craft Hilton Head" Hilton Head Island, SC
- "MyScape" Group show at 'uBe Art' in Berkeley, CA
- "CONNECTION - An Invitational Exhibition of Artists Selecting Artists" a group
invitational exhibition at the Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
- The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Hot Glass Gallery Exhibition and Gala Auction in Toledo, Ohio
- "American Glass Now" a group exhibition at the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago and
the Washington National Cathedral, DC.
- "The Somewhere Project" a group exhibit at Hudson Guild Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
- "Marketing for Artists" workshop at the Pittsburgh Glass Center 

- Keynote speaker for the Glass Society of Ireland and NCAD (October 2015)
- “Stax: Visions of Soul” exhibition at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, TN
- AGG 'Glass Now" Juried Exhibition at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
- "Comedies and Tragedies of Gays and Lesbians" exhibit at Hudson Guild Gallery, Chelsea, NY
- Magical Art/Tricking the Eye" an exhibit at Hudson Guild Gallery, Chelsea, NY
- "20th Anniversary of Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2014"  at the Davenport Gallery, Wayne, PA
- “Multiply" Exhibition at Bullseye Glass, Mamaroneck, NY
- Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL (exhibition begins in 2014) 
- Webster Hall Quarterly Art Soiree, New York. NY
- Juror for the "Superstition & Belief" exhibition at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia
- "Marketing for Artists" workshop at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY

- Featured in "New York's Underground Art Museum" MTA book by Bloodworth and Ayers
- "VOICES X" Dubuque, Iowa
- "NYC MAKERS" The MAD Biennial at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY
- Demonstration and Lecture at "NYC MAKERS" at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY
-  MAGICAL ART / TRICKING THE EYE" an exhibit at Hudson Guild Gallery, Chelsea, NY
- “Every one will be famous for 12 inches” Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, NY
- "Off the Grid" Atlantic Gallery, NY
- Select Art Fair NYC, Duane Reed Gallery , NY
- UrbanGlass Gala, NY
- "Dimensions" National Juried Exhibition, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
-  Dacia Gallery, New York. “Black and White” juried exhibition (2013 - 2014) NYC
-  “Multiply” Bullseye Print and Glass Exchange Project, Bullseye Bay Area Gallery, CA. 
- “Humor in Craft” Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI and National Tour
- Various exhibitions with the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis, MO
- The Museum of Arts and Design. ‘Madonna & Prada’ in Museum’s permanent collection, NY
  (Acquired in 2013)
- “New Faces” exhibition at Lucky Street, Key West, (2013 - 2014) FL

- “Playing with Fire” at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY
- “Motown 2 Def Jam” exhibit at La Maison d’Art Gallery, Harlem, NY
-  Passion for Glass Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- “Round Hole, Square Peg” a curated invitational at Smart Clothes Gallery, NY
- “Juried Summer Exhibition” Atmosphere Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
- “28th Tallahassee International Exhibition” Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, FL
- “Art Sprinter Competition Exhibition” at the Water Mill Square Gallery, Southampton, NY
- “eMerge 2.0: Melvin Van Peebles & Artists on the Cusp” Strivers Gardens Gallery Harlem, NYC (video)
-  Derix Glasstudios Gallery in Taunusstein, Germany (Permanently on display)
- “American Glass Now: 2013” American Glass Guild’s Conference, St. Augustine, FL

- Duane Reed Gallery: Red Dot Fail at Art Basel Miami, SOFA NYC,
  Houston Fair / Texas Contemporary and SOFA Chicago, IL
- “20 Stuck” Exhibit & Auction, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich Germany
- Exhibition at The Studios of Key West, FL
- “Fire & Sand: Contemporary American Glass” Mesa Arts Center, AZ
- “Studio Art Glass Exhibit” at Gallery North, Setauket, NY
- UrbanGlass Preview & Auction at Bonhams, NY
- Rayko Alexiev Gallery. “Bulgarian Festival ofGlass” Exhibit in Sofia, Bulgaria
- “Humor in Craft” The Society for Contemporary Craft and National Tour, Pittsburgh, PA
- “Gothic” OCCCA Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA.
- “Forever Young” exhibition at SPACEWOMb Gallery, Long Island City, NY
- “Esoteric Beauty” exhibition at SPACEWOMb Gallery, Long Island City, NY
- “Migration 3:  Future Migration” exhibition at Curious Matter and Proteus Gowanus, NJ and Brooklyn
- Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) Selected for an online exhibits in the UK

- “Drawing and Painting Exhibition” Lore Degenstein Gallery/Susquehanna University, PA.
- “Dividing Light, Measuring Darkness” exhibition at Curious Matter, NJ. 
-  Art Palm Beach. Duane Reed Gallery. 
- GlassWeekend at WheatonArts, Millville, NJ. Duane Reed Gallery. 
- ‘10x10x10’ at Pittsburgh Glass Center in PA. 
- IvyQ Art Exhibition, Columbia University, NY. 
- Keith Rowe Gallery, Blackheath, Australia. Continuing exhibit
- Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) Selected for two online exhibits in the UK
- 22nd Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Inc., Kutztown, PA

Before 2010 (while working full time as an art director)
- Finalist “4th International Arte Laguna Prize” at the Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy
- “The New Americana” Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn New York
- “Artists of UrbanGlass: Transitions” Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- “THINK Coffee Solo Show” Manhattan, NY
- Keith Rowe Gallery, Blackheath, Australia. Continuing exhibit. 
- “The Simpson’s vs. Australia” Sydney College for the Arts, Australia
- “Open Studio Art Display” Museum of Arts and Design, New York

- “Curly Q” Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
- “POP Craft” The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston
- “Drawing on Glass” Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

- “Narratives in Contemporary Glass” The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
- “UrbanGlass Fall Student Exhibition” Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
-  “e-merge 2008,” Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR
- “4 Shades of Light,” The Gallery at North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
- “MEDIA 3,” Gallery twenty-four International in D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn, NY

- “Exhibitionist Booth,” Jonathan Shorr Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
- “New Donations and Acquisitions,” Leslie/Lohman Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
- “Living Gallery Art Party” Curated by Heather Christensen of Site Specific Art and the Guggenheim Foundation

- “e-merge 2006,” Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR
- “Erotica,” Orbit Gallery, Edgewater, NJ
- “Showcase of Stained and Fused Glass,” Leslie/Lohman Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
- “Crafts National Exhibition,”  Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

- “Continuity, Glass”  Post Picasso Online Glass

- “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA and Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
- 26th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibit, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ
- “Glass Now,” National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

- “Triennial 9 Form & Content: Corporal Identity-Body Language,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY and Museum Für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
- 25th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibit, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

- “Craft USA,” Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Award)

- “Altered Interpretations,” H.E.R.E. Theater, SoHo, NY

- “New York Biennial of Glass,” Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

- “After Hours,” Pomegranate Pictures/Red Circle Gallery, Chelsea, NY



"Joseph Cavalieri’s Missing Episodes takes characters from the Simpsons and deposits them in stained glass mounted in light boxes. The tension between Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s irreverent style and the sacred references in the form of the stained glass is dark and achingly funny." -- Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe

- "Return of Our Lady" video produced by the Sacatar Foundation, Brazil
- iBahia Media "Artista americano desenvolve obra para Igreja de Nossa Senhora em Itaparica" article, by Rafael Sena  (November 22, 2017)
- UrbanGlass Blog, Thursday September 14, 2017 | by Joseph Modica
- Cover image and article for “Working Title Fine Art” Magazine (Spring 2017)
- Live Interview (at Solo Show at Glass Axis) on Good Day Columbus (Ohio) (Nov. 11, 2016)
- Article on Cavalieri's Uroboros Art Residency, (2016)
- "W42ST" Cover and article, Issue 15, March (2016)
- "Student Zone" article in the March issue of Glass Network (2016)
- "The Variety Show" article in the May/June issue of Glass Art (2016)
- "Stained Glass Gets an Update in North Salem" article in ArtsNews, an Arts Westchester publication (2016) 
- "OUT & About" W42 Magazine article (2015)

- "one of my favorite pieces is this one here, with Isaac Hayes, this really great stained glass piece by Joseph Cavalieri, another New York artist, highlighting... some thing Isaac is know for which is his car collections, and of course his iconic 'Black Moses' record album, that came about in the early 1970's"
-- Jeff Kollath, Executive Director of the STAX Museum in Memphis Tennessee. Live segment on WATN TV (July 27, 2015)

Critics' Pick: "Cavalieri's illuminated, painted-stained-glass images give a pseudoreligious treatment
to a wide variety of ... subjects"
  -- Ethan La Croix, TIME OUT NEW YORK (August 24, 2015)

- "Shaft of Light" Brooklyn Eagle article (2015)
- Wall Street International article (2015)
Juror Joseph Cavalieri talks “Superstition & Belief”. An exhibition Cavalieri judged in the DC area. (2015)
- "EXPO: D-light at the OUT Hotel" by Mister Emma (French review)   (2015)
"Visitors should look out for the 21st-century take on the stained-glass tradition in
 Joseph Cavalieri’s window depicting Jackie Onassis." - Review by Georgina Adam The Art Market  (2015)
- W42 listing on the OUT Hotel (2015)
- Artist Demonstration for Uroboros, Portland, OR (2015)
- Article on being a juror for an art exhibition in the DC area (2015) 
- Fine Art Magazine on exhibition at the OUT Hotel (2015)
- Featured in "Glass as a New Artistic Medium" book by Koen Vanderstukken (2015)
“Joseph Cavalieri: Sexual Identity Rendered en Rogue” David Schnuckel article in GASnews, Volume 25, Issue 2, Summer 2014
- Interview of Joseph Cavalieri and his residency at the Torpedo Factory by Allison Holdridge. (2014)
- Work featured in "VOICES X" video. (2014)
-  Art & Art Deadlines Featured Artist (2014)
- “The Constructions of Adam Kurtzman” Cavalieri wrote this article forGlashaus Magazine (Issue 2/2014)
- “Joseph Cavalieri: Not Your Typical Artist” feature article by Jen Woo for Dot 429 Magazine (2013)
- "One New York Artist - Joseph Cavalieri" WNYC interview by Gisele Ragetao (2013)
- Ebony Magazine Article on the “Motown 2 Def Jam” exhibit at La Maison d’Art Gallery, Harlem, New York
- Editor’s Pick and Critic’s pick. Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe Correspondent (2013)
- Playing with Fire” article in Hand/Eye by Alice Dana Spencer (2013)
- “Superstars of Glass Hold Court in St. Pete” Tampa Bay Times article by Lennie Bennett (2013)
- “A Shining Star... of the Super Bowl Weekend...St. Petersburg” Elizabeth Gordon of Rabbits Moon Studio blogspot (2013)
- Village Voice New York listing (2012)
- Featured artist in “Beginner’s Guide to Kiln-formed Glass” book by Brenda Griffith. (2013 edition)
- “Pop Filter Hot Picks” Jenifer Baron at POP City, Pittsburgh PA. (2012)
-  “Strip District Exhibit Examines Humor in Art” article by Kurt Shaw / Pittsburgh Trib (2012)
- American Craft Council Interview “Stained Glass, Pop Icons” by Monica Moses, (2012)
- “Bulgaria Shines” article by Joseph Cavalieri in Glahaus magazine (2012)
- American Glass Guild Grant. James C. Whitney Scholarship (2012 and 2013)
- Glashaus/Glasshouse Magazine. “Fitting Glass into Art Residencies” Article by Joseph Cavalieri. (2012)
- “OCCCA Presents ‘Gothic’: Bleak Days, Black Nights”  OC Weekely Arts article by Stacy Davies. (2012)
- “Humor & Craft”, featured work in this book by Brigitte Martin (2012)
- ID Verre Infos / CERFAU (Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers magazine. Featured article (2011)
- Reading Eagle review 22nd Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Inc., Kutztown, PA (2011)
- Awarded “The Community of Education: A Retreat for Teaching Artists" Penland School of Crafts (2011)
- Artsy Shark/A Site for Emerging Artists, and Glass Art Society News “Is an Art Residency Right for You?” article written by Joseph Cavalieri (2011) 
- Glashaus/Glasshouse Magazine. “Glass & Berlin: The True Meaning of Glass” Issue 3/2011, article and review written by Joseph Cavalieri. (2011)
- The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet “Three Questions for... Joseph Cavalieri” (2011)
- AGG News, Spring 2011 Interview
- “Earth Cross High Speed Video” by Seth and Sarah Wharton. February 2011
- Neues Glas / New Glass Magazine, Germany. Article written by Jennifer Scanlan Associate Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York. (2010)
- American Style Magazine / Vol 17, no. 2. Article by Lee Lawrence. (2010)
- New York Magazine listing/ Miranda Siegel - August 23, (2010)
- American Craft “Cavalieri and Crumb at MAD” article (July 2010)
- Cover story Glashaus Internationales Magazine für Studioglas. (2010)
- Alternative Media Group of Australia article by Jacob Moss. (2010)
- Finalist “4th International Arte Laguna Prize” at the Venice Arsenale, Venice Italy and publication in the exhibition catalogue (2010).
- The Daily Telegraph Article by James Nye, Picture of the Day: 18 January (2010)
- METRO New York Newspaper “Artist Crucifies Cartoon” article by Sofie Pedersen. (2010)
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle “Stained Glass Illustrates ‘Simpsons’” article by Caitlin McNamara. (2010)
- Glass Arts Society “Artist Profile: Joseph Cavalieri” by Rebeca Schiller. Vol 21, Issue 1, Page 11. (2010)
- UrbanGlass Blog (2010)
- HAND/EYE Magazine “Novel Gothic” article by Rebecca Schiller. (2009)
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle article by Caitlin McNamara (2009)
- 2 articles The Boston Globe Newspaper and web news (2009)
- STUFF Magazine, Boston, magazine and web (2009)
- Mervyn Peake blog on Gormenghast commission (2009)
- Objetos Con Vidrio (2009)
- “Stained Glass Demonstration: Joseph Cavalieri” at NorthLands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland. (2008)
- Glass Arts Society EMERGING ARTIST AWARD (2008)
- The Glass Arts Society Journal (Portland OR): page 27-29 (Emerging Artist, 2008)
- John O’Groat Journal, Scotland, two newspaper and web news atricles (2008)
- All Reel News web news. Review on glass and exhibit at the Jonathan Shorr Gallery (2007)
- Dixon Place Theater “CavaGlass: Work from 1997-2005” (film, NY): Honoree for design contributions (2006)
- The Corning Museum of Glass: 25 years of New Glass Review, NY: 126, 130, 131 (2005)
- Corning Museum of Glass: New Glass Review, NY: Issue 25, page 9 (2004)
- Glastar Art Glass Competition: First prize “hot/warm glass” category, (2004)
- Glass Magazine: Issue 92, page 50 (2003)
- Silvermine Guild Arts Center: Silvermine Board of Trustees Award, New Canaan, CT (2002)