ARTIST STATEMENT “I see my art as glass posters... illuminated graphics which bring a fresh attitude to this medieval art form.” says Cavalieri. He combines elements such as pop icons, engravings, and two-headed birds. Much of his work is commission based, where he works hand-in-hand to produce permanent installations specifically for a theaters, schools, international residencies and private homes.
PROCESS The glass techniques is similar to how Medieval church windows were created, a processes of kiln fired enamels on colored glass. Joseph combines collage, air brushing and silk screening. All of his designs start with cutting glass from a paper pattern. The glass is then kiln fired, fusing the paint onto the surface of the glass (1250 degrees). The glass is then layered, soldered, and hung, often in a frame with internal LED lights. Each work of art uses different processes, though it is connected by a unique ‘cavalier’ vision.
BIOGRAPHY Joseph was born and raised in Pleasantville, New York, and graduated the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He Art Directed at GQ, Good Housekeeping and People magazines. In 1997 he was introduced to glass through classes at UrbanGlass, which led to teaching and working full time from his Manhattan studio in 2009.
Joseph's work is part of the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, both in New York . Permanent installations can be seen at Dixon Place Theater, New York; Sanskriti Foundation, Delhi; Instituto Sacatar, Brazil; Lo Studio dei Nipoti, Italy; North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland, and New York City’s MTA Philipse Manor Train Station, Sleepy Manor, New York.