“Evoking a sense of place, a heightened sense of atmosphere and cultural influences my paintings are an allusion to landscape, a suggestion of place based on color and sensory details. I am influenced not only by the natural world of each place I venture, but especially by the material culture; fabrics, designs that are ubiquitous to each place. I employ broad gestural brushstrokes as I layer the many colors of paint as a response to the rich, vibrant colors found in each culture.  I am layering the colors and paint as a response to the rich, vibrant colors found in each culture.  
Working intuitively allows me to discover and explore the canvas as I have discovered each new place.  Like travel, it is a physical process.  I rotate the canvas until a cohesive composition is found.  Using oil paint, cold wax, gold metallic paint and glaze, I am continually adding texture to develop the pictorial space as I work the painting deeper on to the canvas creating a multi-layered composition of light, balance and harmony.
I am deliberate in my choice of colors, from the gold Buddhas of Thailand, to the gold ground of Byzantine France to the simmering reds of the Renaissance all my color choices reflect my global journeys and my desire to recreate the sensations visually.  .”

– Arleen Joseph

Artist Statement

Evoking a sense of place, a heightened sense of atmosphere and cultural influences my paintings are an allusion to landscape, a suggestion of place based on color and sensory details. I am influenced not only by the natural world of each place I venture, but especially by the material culture; fabrics, designs that are ubiquitous to each place. I employ broad gestural brushstrokes as I layer the many colors of paint as a response to the rich, vibrant colors found in each culture.    

Working intuitively allows me to discover and explore the canvas as I have discovered each new place.  Like travel, it is a physical process.  I rotate the canvas until a cohesive composition is found.  Using oil paint, cold wax, gold metallic paint and glaze, I am continually adding texture to develop the pictorial space as I work the painting deeper on to the canvas creating a multi-layered composition of light, balance and harmony.

I am deliberate in my choice of colors, from the gold Buddhas of Thailand, to the gold ground of Byzantine France to the simmering reds of the Renaissance all my color choices reflect my global journeys and my desire to recreate the sensations visually.   

“I am beginning to understand what it is to paint. A painter should have two lives, one in which to learn, and one in which to practice his art.”

–Pierre Bonnard

Additional Information

Curriculum Vitae

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020
smART stART, YouTube Broadcast, The Use of Gold in Byzantium and the work of Arleen Joseph,
Curated by Cheryl McGinnis, NY
2019
smART stART, Live Facebook Broadcast, Solo Featured Artist, Curated by Cheryl McGinnis, NY
Annual Garment District Arts Festival, NYC
Journeys, Extended Solo, Artist in Residence, Staybridge Suites Times Square, NYC
Voyage Through Boundaries – Kaufman Arcade Lobby -NYC

2018
Journeys, Artist in Residence, Staybridge Suites, Times Square, NYC
Breathing Space, Curator Jennifer Groves, Weill Cornell Medical Associates, NYC
Works on Paper, Curator Pino Nicoletti, Arte Internazionale, Palazzo dell’ Annunziate, Matera , Italy

2017
Fields of Color, 530 Burns Gallery- Sarasota, Florida
Secret Vistas Solo Show, Café Joul, NYC

2016
Mindful Journeys, Kaufman Arcade- New York, NY

2015
Spirit Voice, Gallery Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
45 Broadway Lobby Gallery, Durst Organization Building, NYC, curated by Janusz Jaworski

2011
Fiesta Blanca De Verano, Atrium Gallery, Fabrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2010
Beyond The Last Horizon, Galeria Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Fiesta Blanca De Verano, Atrium Gallery, Fabrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2009
Beyond The Last Horizon, Galeria Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Fiesta Blanca De Verano, Atrium Gallery, Fabrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2006
Secret Vistas, Café Joul, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
2020 Hues of Summer Exhibition,530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota Florida
Cooperstown Art Association, 85th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Online July 10 through August 14th
Virtual Tour of Featured Artists, 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota Florida
20/20 Visions, Holland Tunnel Art , Newburg  NY
Twitter Art Exhibit, Myrtle Beach, SC
85th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, NYJuror- Emma Golden

2019
The Garment District Arts Festival, NYC, Group Exhibition
Abstract and Beyond
, 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
Curated Style Magazine, 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
20/20 Vision Holland Tunnel, Newburgh, NY
Twitter Art Exhibit, Myrtle Beach, SC

2018
Baruch Small Works Exhibition, Curator Richard Timperio, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, NYC
The Greatest Show On The Earth, SideShow Nation VI, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY

2017
Inaugural Exhibition, Galeria Nuvo De Pozos- Pozos , Mexico
The Garment District Arts Festival, NYC, Group Exhibition
Nikki Sedacca Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA, Group Exhibition
Me, My Selfie and I, Hudson Guild, NYC, Jurors Rick Krieger and Jim Furlong
Milton J.Weill Gallery, 92nd St Y, Juror Brenda Kumar, Assistant Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Baurch Small Works Exhibition, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Curator Richard Timperio, NYC
Arte Internazionale, Curated by Pino Nicoletti, Materia, Italy
Sideshow Gallery, Nation V – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Thru The Rabbit Hole 2

2016
Nouveau 2016, Galerie du Soleil- Naples, Florida
Winter Open Studio- Studio 500- New York, NY
Twitter Art Exhibition- New York, NY
315 West 39th Street Studio Artists Open Studios –  New York, NY

2015
Group Exhibition, The Garment District 2015 Arts Festival, NYC
Twitter Art Exhibition: Moss, Norway
Milton J.Weill Gallery 92nd Street Y, NYC

2014
Art Walk, Fabrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Galeria Lagundi – New Works, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
5th Annual Art Show- Lexington ENT, NYC
Summer Open Studio Night – Studio 500, NYC
Winter Open Studio – Studio 500, NYC
Spring Open Studio Night – Studio 500, NYC
The Garment District 2014 Arts Festival, NYC
The Blick  Matrerials Art Show, NYC

2013
Spring Open Studio Night – Studio 500, NYC
Colorful Composition, Leading Artist Gallery Juried Online Exhibition
Manhattan Arts International Honorable Award
Manhattan Arts International Small Art, Big Impact, Juried Online Exhibition
2013-2014 Award Of Excellence Winner, Jurors James Bacchi, Edward Rubin, Renee Phillips
The 21st Annual Juried Art Center Student Show
Milton J. Weill Gallery 92nd Street Y, NYC, Juror Sarah McNeer, Aperture, NYC
Summer Open Studio Night – Studio 500 NYC
Galeria Lagundi. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Group Exhibition
Fashion District Arts Festival Open Studio, NYC
Earth Jewels, Painting Featured In Booklet Of The Event, NYC
Merrily Kerr New York Art Tours

2012
Fashion District Arts Festival Open Studio, NYC
Morning Of Art, 6 Artist Studio Tour, 315 West 39th Street, NYC
Spring Open Studio Nigh, Studio 500 NYC
Women’s Art Studio Talk, Studio 500, NYC
8th Aniversario Exhibition, Fabrica La Aurora San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2011
Fashion District Arts Festival, Open Studio, NYC
The 19th Annual Juried Art Center Student Show,Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, 92nd St Y – NYC
Juror: Jane Adlin- Associate Curator Dept Of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum Of Art- NYC
Group Exhibition,  Galeria Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Open Studio Night, 315 West 39th Street, NYC
Studio 500, Group Exhibition, Art & Frame of New York – NYC

2010
Group Exhibition, Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Group Exhibition, Galeria Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Group Exhibition, Art & Frame of New York, NYC
Lexington ENT 1st Annual Art Show NYC
The 18th Annual Juried Art Center Student Show, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, Jurors Amy Gold, Senior Director L & M Arts, NYC; Patricia Faber of Aaron Faber Gallery, NYC

2009
ASID Expo – American Society of Interior Designers NYC – Metro Chapter – Metropolitan Pavilion – NYC
Fly Me To The Moon: An Evening Among the Stars, Bry Gallery, University Of Louisiana, Monroe, Louisiana
From The Heart, American Contemporary Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland
The 17th Annual Juried Art Center Student Show – Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Mary Rozell, Art Historian, Faculty of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NYC

2008
Historic Third Ward Association – Gallery Night And Day – Vicki Chiger Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
31st NYU Small Works – 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC
Juror: Richard Witter, Ok Harris Works of Art, NYC
9th Annual National Exhibition – Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Kauffman Gallery, Huber Art Center. Juror: Simone Subal of The Peter Blum Gallery, NYC
80th Annual International Juried Exhibition 2008 – Art Association of Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Juror: Nat Troutman, Assistant Curator Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
The 16th Annual Juried Art Center Student Show – Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC Juror: Betty Cunningham, Director of Betty Cunningham Gallery, NYC

2007
30 Occasions de Se Réjouir Exposition De Group – Galerie Bernard, Montreal, Canada
Art And Frame of New York, NYC
Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show – Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Alice Dunkin, Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC
Galeria Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Galerie Bernard, Montreal, Canada
Out Of The Box, Manhasset, New York X + 1
Invited Guests Exhibition – NAWA, National Association of Women Artists, NYC
Atrium Galeria – Fabrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2006
Galerie Bernard – Montreal, Canada
Galeria Atenea – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Atrium Galeria – Fabrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The 33rd Annual Juried Competition – Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, La.
Juror: Henry Finkelstein, Artist and Educator
78th Annual International Juried Exhibition 2006 – Art Association of Harrisburg, Pa.
Juror: Kathryn Calley Galitz, Assistant Curator, 19th Century Modern & Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

2005
Backroads & Boulevards – Fredricksburg Center for the Creative Arts – Fredricksburg, Virginia.
Juror: John Nichols, Jr. Artist, Founding Organizer of Exposures Unlimited
All Members Exhibition- The Pen & Brush Inc., NYC
The 75th Anniv. Juried Faculty & Student Exhibition – Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Phil Alexandre, Alexandre Fine Arts Gallery, NYC
National Small Works Exhibition – Twenty Third Annual, Tri-County Arts Council
Juror: Louis Newman, Director of David Findlay Jr. Fine Art Gallery, NYC
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show,Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
On the Wall, Ashawagh Hall, Springs, NY

2004
Las Cruces Museum Of Fine Art, New Mexico Texts: Textiles, Textures, Contexts
Fredericksburg Center For The Creative Arts – Fredericksburg, Va.
Juror: Georgia L. Deal, Professor & Head Of The Printmaking Department, Corcoran College Of Art & Design, Washington, D.C.
The 31st Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, La.
Juror: Randall R. Griffey, Assistant Curator of American Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo
All Members Exhibition, The Pen & Brush Inc., NYC
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Gracie Mansion, Director of Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC

2003
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Anna O’Sullivan, Director of Danese Gallery, NYC
The Fine Crafts Exhibition Juried Show. The Pen & Brush Inc, NYC

2002
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Claire Conway. Research Assistant in Department of American Painting & Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC

2001
Friends Of The Arts Show, Riverdale Country School, NY
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Michelle Quinn, Director Of Brooke Alexander Gallery, NYC

2000
Friends Of The Arts Show, Riverdale Country School, NY
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC
Juror: Derek Eller, Derek Eller Gallery, NYC

1998-99
The Annual Juried Art Center Student Show, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at The 92nd Street Y, NYC

ASSOCIATIONS
2018-Present
NY Artists Circle , NYC
2010-Present
Garment District Artists, New York City
2008-2009
National Association of Women Artists, New York City
2004-2005
The Pen & Brush, Inc., New York City

EDUCATION
2016 Master Class with artist Brian Rutenberg
2008 Master Class with artist Jake Berthot
2004-2006
Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Contemporary Oil Painting, Mixed Media Painting
2004
Instituto San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Mixed Media Painting
1997-2017  
Art Center at the 92nd Street Y, NYC – studied with Melanie Kocel and Brian Rutenberg
1967
Parsons School of Design, New York City – Fashion Design Department

Representation

Arleen Joseph is represented by the galleries listed below and is featured in private collections worldwide.

530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
Nikki Sedacca Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Galeria Nuvo De Pozos, Mineral de Pozos, Mexico
Galeria Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Galerie du Soleil, Naples, Florida

In Situ

Here is a sampling of some of my work displayed in collectors homes.

Selected Press

Here are some selected press coverage of Arleen's Exhibitions:

Cooperstown Art Juried Exhibition

85th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Online July 10 through August 14th


This show features work by gallery artists that highlight the joy associated with the season.

Hues of Summer

2020 Hues of Summer Exhibition,
530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota Florida

This show features work by gallery artists that highlight the joy associated with the season.

2020 Smart Start
The Use of Gold in Byzantium and the Work of Arleen Joseph

2020 Arleen Joseph's work was featured on a YouTube presentation on Byzantium Art.

Virtual Tour

2020 Group Exhibition, 530 Burns Gallery,
Sarasota Florida
Arleen Joseph's work was featured in a virtual tour of the exhibit

2019 Smart Start: Arleen Joseph
Gold, Silver, Light, Shade, Beauty, Torment and Redemption

2020 Arleen Joseph's work was featured on a solo presentation of a Facebook Live Art presentation.

Voyage Through Boundaries

2019, Solo Exhibition, Kaufman Arcade Lobby,
The Garment District, NYC

Journeys

2019, Solo Exhibition, Staybridge Suites,
Time Square, NYC

Curated Style Magazine

2019 - 2020, 53 Burns Gallery,
Sarasota, Florida

Studio Review of Current Art

2018, Studio Review of Current Work
David Gibson, Gibson Contemporary LLC

Breathing Space

2018, Solo Exhibition at Weill Cornell Medical Associates, NYC 
Currator Jennifer Groves

Fields of Color

2017, Solo Exhibition 530 Burns Gallery
Sarasota, FL

13th Annual Arts Festival

2017, Group Exhibition,
13th Annual Garment District Arts Festival, NYC

Palazzo dell' Annunziata Museum

2017, Solo Exhibition, Works on Paper
Arte Internazionale , Palazzo dell’ Annunziata Museum
Public Gallery, Matera, Italy
Curator Pino Nicoletti

Mindful Journeys

2016, Solo Exhibition, Kaufman Arcade Lobby,
The Garment District, NYC

Spirit Voice

2015  Solo Exhibition
Gallery Lagundi
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The Transformational Journey

2011, Solo Exhibition, Fiesta Blanca de Verano
Atrium Gallery  Fabrica La Aurora
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

From the Heart

2009, Group Exhibition,
American Contemporary Gallery
Annapolis, Maryland

Art With Flowers

2004, Group Exhibition,
31st Annual Juried Competition
Masur Museum of Art , Monroe, LA

National Small Works Exhibition

2005, Group Exhibition,
Twenty Third Annual Tri-County Arts Council
Juror -Louis Newman, Findlay Jr Fine Art Gallery NYC

On the Wall

2005, Group Exhibition,
Group Exhibition
Ashawagh Hall , Springs , NY