Joanne Mattera

Joanne Mattera works in a style that is chromatically resonant and compositionally reductive. She has had solo shows in New York City at the Stephen Haller Gallery (1995)  and OK Harris Works of Art ( 1996 and 2007) and in recent years has participated in exhibitions at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery and Margaret Thatcher Projects, Manhattan; and at Metaphor Contemporary Art and 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn. She is represented by DM Contemporary in Manhattan and at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, where her 30th career solo, The Silk Road Paintings, took place in 2015. Additionally she is represented by galleries in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Nashville, San Francisco, and Tucson

Mattera’s paintings and works on paper are in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; University Collections, State University at Albany; Connecticut College Print Collection; the U.S. State Department; and institutional and private collections.

While known primarily for her painting, Mattera writes and curates regularly. In her Joanne Mattera Art Blog she often merges both activities, offering a curated look at the art fair experience, or curating thematic posts of the work of contemporary artists. Her physical curations include four major projects: Depth Perception (co-curated with Cherie Mittenthal), a 19-artist exhibition that considered dimension in physical or implied space, for the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 2017;  A Few Conversations About Color, a visual discourse among seven artists, for DM Contemporary in New York City, 2015; Textility (co-curated with Mary Birmingham) a 28-artist, three-gallery consideration of the textile influences on contemporary painters and sculptors, at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, 2012; and Luxe, Calme et Volupté, a 12-artist meditation on beauty in contemporary art, at the Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, in 2007.

Born in Massachusetts, Mattera has lived most of her professional life in New York City. She is a member of American Abstract Artists and exhibits regularly with them. |


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