PARTICULARS

JOSEPH ASCRIZZI 95 North Palermo Road Freedom, Maine 04941 207-382-6804 phone/fax joeascrizzi@fairpoint.net

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2006 — WATERFALL ARTS/ Belfast, Maine

  • 2006 — EROS/LOGOS, Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts

  • 2004 — ART CENTER AT KINGDOM FALLS FACULTY EXHIBIT, Belfast Public Library, Belfast, Maine

  • 2002 — CHARACTERS IN HAND, Farnsworth Art Museum & Wyeth Center, Rockland, Maine

  • 1998 — WORK OF THE HAND, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine

  • — FRESH OUT OF THE STUDIO: Danforth Gallery, Portland, Maine

  • — FUNCTIONAL DESIGN, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine

  • 1992 — 20 YEARS: UNITY COLLEGE ART FACULTY, Unity College, Unity , Maine

  • — BREAKING TRADITIONS: Maine Coast Artists, Rockland, Maine

  • — WORK OF THE HAND, Maine Coast Artists, Rockland, Maine

  • 1991 — NEW WORKS, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

  • 1984 — ARTISTS IN MAINE, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine

  • 1983 — SPRING SHOW, Oak Grove Coburn School, Winslow, Maine,

  • 1974 — Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City

  • 1974 — Richard Feigan Gallery, New York City

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1993

  • — JOSEPH ASCRIZZI BOX SCULPTURES & OTHER CONSTRUCTIONS, Dwight Frederic Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland

  • 1988 — THE INNER SELF: BOX SCULPTURES & DRAWINGS, Unity College, Unity Maine

  • 1980 — JOE ASCRIZZI: BOXES, Unity College Gallery, Unity, Maine

  • — BOXES, INSTRUMENTS & BODY ORNAMENTS, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, New Hampshire

  • 1978 — WORKS: JOE ASCRIZZI: Mattatuck Community College Gallery, Waterbury, Connecticut

  • 1977 — JOSEPH ASCRIZZI SCULPTURES: Ellen Meyers Gallery New York City

  • 1975 — JOE ASCRIZZI: BOXES, New York Cultural Center, New York City

  • 1971 — EXTRAORDINARY PAPER: DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS, Walters Gallery, Woodbury, Connecticut

  • 1965 — PAINTINGS: JOSEPH ASCRIZZI, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, New York

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

  • Julien Levy, Julien Levy Gallery, New York City

  • Alan Stone, Alan Stone Gallery, New York City

  • Jill and Jerry Wichtel, New Jersey

  • Elizabeth Young, New Jersey

  • Ellen Meyers, New York City

  • Robert Jackman, New York City

  • Sandra Feldman, New York City

  • Nelson Shanks, Andalusia, Pennsylvania

  • Robert Muehlmann, London, Ontario

  • Constantine Sidamon Eristoff, New York City

  • Michael Dollard, New York City

  • Alan Crichton, Liberty, Maine

  • David Walker, Freedom, Maine

  • David Tresemer, Brattleboro, Vermont

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Grant for Sculpture, Maine Arts Commission, 1992 Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 1961

 

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

(*Restoration/hand-carved frames, **Exhibition work, ***Design & fabrication)

  • Augusta State House, Augusta, Maine *

  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine * Colby College, Waterville, Maine *

  • Hopedale School District, Hopedale, Massachusetts* Landmark & Antiquarian Society, Hartford, Connecticut*

  • Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine *

  • Maine Tribal Museum, Unity College, Unity Maine ** Shortel Framing, Hartford, Connecticut *

  • Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art, Westbrook College, Portland, Maine *

  • Pejepscot Historical Society, Brunswick, Maine *

  • Pelham Bay Park, New York City Parks Department **

  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine * Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine *

  • Providence Children’s Museum, Providence, Rhode Island**

  • Supreme Court of Maine, Portland, Maine * Temple Beth Torah, Holliston, Massachusetts ***

  • Urban Ecology Center, Inwood Hill Park, New York City Parks Department **

  • Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, Connecticut***

BIBLIOGRAPHY (*Reviews)

  • NBC Channel 6 & 2, Feature "Modern Masters: The Restorer," 2004

  • AUTHOR, TITLE, Waldo Independent /April 2004 Independent Film: "Eccentric Artists’ Tour," 2003

  • Sandra Dinsmore, "The Big Picture: Modern-day craftsman practices an ancient trade" Bangor Daily News , August 7, 1996

  • Donna Gold, "Carving the light: Freedom sculptor brings multi-faceted skills & unusual materials to his art" Morning Sentinel , Waterville, Maine and Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine, December 24, 1995

  • "A Sculpture with a Secret," Fine Woodworking, September/October 1992 *

  • Stewart Henderson, "Ascrizzi show demonstrates craftsmanship, eternal vision," Waldo Independent, Belfast, Maine, November 17, 1988

  • "Making It in Maine: Freedom: Framing the Past" Down East Magazine, July 1988

  • Jon Laitin, "A Sculptor’s Odyssey Touches Unity Gallery," Northeaster, The Magazine of Unity College , Winter,1986-87

  • Ann McGowan, "Making It: Ascrizzi Makes His Way in Art & Restoration," Morning Sentinel, Waterville, Maine, January 18, 1985

  • Christy Cross, "Portrait of a Restorer," The Antiques Annual, Summer, 1985

  • Kathleen Kathe, "Artist at Work: Good Shepherd Gets Restoration Work," Post Star, Glens Falls, New York, October 6, 1984

  • Calvin Tompkins, ""The Collectors: A Reflection of Surrealism: The Julien Levy Collection in New England," Architectural Digest, August 1981.

  • Penumbra, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1979 *

  • John Russell, "Where to Go From Art of 1950’s," The New York Times, March 8, 1975

EDUCATION

  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, (1963 - 1964 & 1965 - 1967)

  • Gold leaf & antique & frame restoration

    • Apprenticeship, Aldo Pistidda, Rome, Italy (1964 -1965)

    • William Keck, Waterbury, Connecticut, recipient Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Gilders (1970-1973)

    •  John Walters, Walters Gallery, Woodbury, Connecticut (1969-1971).

  • School of Visual Arts, New York City (1961- 1963)

TEACHING

  • 2000-04 — Art Center at Kingdom Falls, Montville, Maine

  • 1996-97 — Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut

  • 1993 — St. Mary’s College, Art Dept., St. Mary’s City, Maryland

  • 1990-91 — Sculpture & Drawing. Fine Arts Faculty, Art Dept., Unity College, Unity, Maine.