Joseph Losavio     Artist   

   862-354-0417 (cell)

josephlosaviofineart@gmail.com          www.josephlosaviofineart.com

Education

2000 M.A., Painting, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

1981-1984 Undergraduate Art Courses, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY: painting, drawing, art history, three dimensional design, aesthetics; Studied under Rudolf Baranick, Max Gimblett, Linda Francis, Gretna Campbell, Jack Sonenberg

1979 A.B., Psychology, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

1975 Diploma, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, NJ

Exhibitions

2018, “The Earth Speaks”, August 4-26, The Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ; a group exhibit curated by Cynthia Knight, Director

2018 "Painting Plus", January 23-April 8, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, The College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ; a group show curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.

2015 "A New Earth Is Begun", December 1-30, Romano Gallery, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ; a solo exhibition of painting and verse curated by the artist, Rita Baragona and Christine Parauda

2014 “Capturing Nature”, March 31-August 27, Gallery at 14 Maple, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Morris Arts, Morristown, NJ: a two-person exhibit curated by Richard Eger

2013 “Art After Dark”, August 10-17, Phoenix Gallery, Milford, PA; curated by Douglas Cosh and Terry Talent

2012 “Small Works NYC”, September 23-October 22, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY; curated by Jeffrey Leder and Orestes Gonzalez

2012 “American Landscapes”, August 17-September 16, Maryland Foundation of Art, Annapolis, MD; curated by Susan Behrends Frank, Curator, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

2007 “Teachers as Artists/Artists as Teachers”, February 5-23, The Elizabeth McGraw Arts Center at Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ; curated by Elaine Brodie

2005 “Spring Group Show”, April 2-June 2, Apex Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ; curated by Carl Hower, Dennis Carroll and John Simanek

2004 “Summer Group Show”, June 5-September 7, Apex Gallery, Asbury Park NJ; curated by Carl Hower, Dennis Carroll and John Simanek

2000 “Graduate Thesis Show”, May 7-June 15, William Paterson University Art Gallery, Wayne, NJ

1999 ”Small Works”, April 12-May 21, Drue Chryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ; curated by Drue Chryst

1998 “Pentimento V”, September 26-November 12, Public Gallery at Sussex County Court House, Newton, NJ

1997 “Pentimento IV”, September 22-November 7, Public Gallery at Sussex County Court House, Newton, NJ

1983 “Annual Juried Show”, January-March, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

Professional Experience

1994-2013 Teacher of Art, Andover Regional School District, Andover, NJ:Designed, implemented, monitored and evaluated Fine Art curriculum for first through fourth grade students

1989-1990 Teacher of Adult Education, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ:
Designed and implemented art education course, “Art for Students with Special Needs”

1984-1990 Teacher of Art, Hunterdon Developmental Center, Clinton NJ:
Designed, implemented and evaluated Fine Art curriculum and goals for adult clients

Certifications

1993 New Jersey State Teaching Certification: Teacher of Elementary Education

1988 New Jersey State Teaching Certification: Teacher of Art, K-12

Awards

2009 Educator of the Year, New Jersey Department of Education

1999 Educator of the Year, New Jersey Department of Education

1999 Mini-grant recipient, Alliance for Arts in Education

1994 Mini-grant recipient, Alliance for Arts in Education

1989 Educator of the Year, New Jersey Department of Education