Joseph Adolphe was born in Calgary, Canada. After receiving his MFA in New York City Joseph continued to live in the United States. His paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions both within the U.S. and abroad. Within his body of work, there is a rich diversity of subjects all of which speak to an underlying conviction that the world our senses perceive reflect deeper metaphysical connections to the worlds both beyond and within us. His paintings share an underlying interest in the universal yet also reflect an intimate autobiographical context that seeks to come to terms with those forces that shape his life. As much as Joseph strives to capture the physical essence of a created thing, he also tries to give form to the forces that shape the created thing. Joseph is also a Professor in the Department of Art and Design at St. John’s university in New York city where he teaches drawing and painting.
b. 1968, Calgary, Canada
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Hugo Galerie, Interventions, New York, NY
M Fine Arts Galerie, Premonitions, Boston, MA
Pryor Fine Art, Epiphanies, Atlanta, GA
Simon Breitbard Fine Art, 2 person show, In Depth, San Francisco, CA
M Fine Arts Galerie, Joseph Adolphe: Overflow, Boston, MA
Gremillion Gallery, Joseph Adolphe: More Stories, Houston, TX
Gremillion Gallery, Joseph Adolphe Paintings, Houston, TX
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, Messages, Memories & Dreams, New York, NY
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, Toro Bravo, New York, NY
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Paintings, New Haven, CT
West Rock Gallery, Paintings from Italy, New Haven, CT
Kehler Liddell Gallery, Affinities, New Haven, CT
Kehler Liddell Gallery, Deconstruction & Resurrection, New Haven, CT
Galerie Françoise, New Works: Figures, Baltimore, MD
Galerie Françoise, Joseph Adolphe: Urban Landscapes, Baltimore, MD
Gallery 119, Joseph Adolphe: Urban Landscapes: Brooklyn & Rome, Jackson, MS
The Object Image Gallery, New Paintings, Brooklyn, NY
The Late Show, Rome: Paintings From the Eternal City, Kansas City, MO
Polmone Pulsante, Joseph Adolphe: Drawings 1993–2002, Rome, Italy
The Late Show, Urban Landscapes-Brooklyn, Kansas City, MO
North 6th Gallery, Joseph Adolphe: Drawings and Paintings, Brooklyn, NY
Bogigian Gallery, Joseph Adolphe: Paintings, Chambersburg, PA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
M Fine Arts Galerie, Exposition Collective, Boston, MA
Hugo Galerie, Winter Collective II, New York, NY
M Fine Arts Galerie, Art We Love, Boston, MA
M Fine Arts Galerie, Winter Collective, Palm Beach, FL
Hugo Galerie, Winter Collective, New York, NY
M Fine Arts Galerie, Summer Collective, Boston, MA
M Fine Arts Galerie, Summer Collective, Boston, MA
M Fine Arts Galerie, Inaugural Group Exhibition, Boston, MA
Jenn Singer Gallery, Winter Salon, NY
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, Summer Collective, NY
Newzones Gallery, G'ddy Up!, Calgary, AB
Axelle Gallery, Winter Collective, Boston, MA
The Art Directors Club, Round ZERO, NY
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, NY
Jonathan Frost Gallery, New Artists Showcase, Rockland, ME
Norwalk College Gallery, Zoology 101, Norwalk, CT
A-Space Gallery @ West Cove Studios, Large Works Show, West Haven, CT
Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, Figure Now, St. Louis, MO
Kehler Liddell Gallery, Size Matters, New Haven, CT
Paper New England, Go Figure, Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT
Paper New England, Current Connecticut, Artspace, Hartford, CT
Ct. Comm. on Culture & Tourism, Touring Connecticut, C.C.C.T Gallery, Hartford, CT
Kehler Liddell Gallery, Change, New Haven, CT
Delgado-Tomei Gallery, Figuratively Speaking, Brooklyn, NY
NY Law School, Print: O.I.A. Group Show, New York, NY
Manhattan Graphics, Touring Group Show: Mono-prints, throughout India
Conversations, Touring Group Exhibition, Beginning in Baltimore, MD
Galerie Françoise, Summer Group Show, Baltimore, MD
The Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn Artists, Brooklyn, NY
Gallery 119, The Self Portraits Show, Jackson, MS
AWARDS AND HONORS
Keynote Speaker, International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy, United Nations, NY
ManifestGallery.org, INPA2, International Painting Annual 2. Finalist. Chosen for cover image
ManifestGallery.org, INDA6, International Drawing Annual 6. Two large scale drawings selected
1st place winner, The Figure Now 2010, International Juried Exhibition, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri. "An International Juried Exhibition which reconsiders traditional and contemporary approaches to the figure."
Studio Visit Magazine, volume eight & volume nine. Juried publication
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Indesign Magazine Cover/GA Chapter, winter edition 2017, courtesy of Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. image: Glass Elegy No. 10
White Hot Magazine, Winter Salon: Joseph Adolphe, Miriam Cabessa, Daniel Maidman & Timothy Wilson, February, 2016.
Rae, Haniya, “Heavyweight Paint”, Guernica Magazine, June 26, 2013
PoetsArtists, Joseph Adolphe, Issue No. 40, November 2012, pgs, 8-10
Sepulvida, David, Westville Painter makes “Heavyweight” Cut, The New Haven, Advocate, June 4, 2012.
The Coffin Factory, Shelter, Paintings by Joseph Adolphe Issue 3, pgs 43 & 46
Sepulvida, David, New Haven, Independent, “Open Studios Meets Westville Renaissance”, Oct 15, 2010. Arts Section.
Hoffman, Hank, A Continuum of Gesture, The New Haven Advocate Pg. 35, January 7–13, 2010.
Catlin, Roger The State Through Artists’ Eyes, The HartfordCourant, Art Week section, pg. 12, November 6, 2008.
Duran, Elvira J. Critic’s Pick, We All Need a Little, New Haven Magazine, pg. 38, October 2008.
City Wide Open Studios Catalogue, 2008–2009 Artists Directory, Pg. 159.
Glaser, Brian Visual Arts Journal, School of Visual Arts Magazine, Alumni Exhibitions, New York, NY, Volume 16, Number 2, pg. 90, 92.
Birke, Judy Two artists, two approaches make one fine show at Kehler Liddell, New Haven Register & (NewHAvenRegister.com), Section E pg.1–2, February 3, 2008.
Duran, Elvira J. Joseph Adolphe at The Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven Magazine, pg. 48–49, January 2008.
Kobasa, Stephen, V. Painting Thick, The New Haven Advocate, Pg. 39, Feb., 14–20, 2008 edition.
Hoffman, Hank More than scratching the surface, ctartscene.blogspot.com, Connecticut Art Scene: Dedicated to covering the visual arts community in Connecticut, Thursday, February 21, 2008.
Art in America, (August 2004). “Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists”, p. 15 (2665).
“Award Winners Honored” (November 2003) Charities USA, New York p. 26.
Chalkley, Tom, (12/10/03) “Dialogue Boxes” City Paper, The Arts Section, Baltimore, MD.
Benoit, Julie, (Nov. 2003). “Conversations: Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art”, Radar 8, Baltimore Arts & Culture, p. 22.
Giuliano, Mike,(July 20, 2003). “Two Galleries Offer Two Takes on the World”, The Messenger, p.11.
M.F.A. Alumni, “Illustration as Visual Journalism”, School of Visual Arts Films, Documentary Video.
Modenstein, S.A. (2003, Spring). “The Magazine Rack, Alumni Notes” Visual Arts Journal, p.42 & 46.
Brown, Kenneth(2003, 3/10) “New Showcase for Canadian Artist” Park Slope Courier, Vol. XXV No. 10, p. 4.
Hackman, Kate. (2002, Nov/Dec.) “Eternal/Glorious.” Review, p. 14.
Barnaba, S. (2002, June). “Citta e dintorni.” La Repubblica Trova Roma, p. 9.
Sacca, Annalisa. (2002, June). “Joe Adolphe: Disegni-Sulla Soglia Dello Sguardo.” Il Filo Rosso 32, p. 57.
Selvaggi, Giuseppe. (2002, June 22). “La rivolta di Narciso.” Il Giornale D’Italia, p.14.
Hackman, Kate. (2002, May/June). “Joe Adolphe at the Late Show.” Review, p. 18.
Johnson, Dustin. (2002, July/August). “Rooms With Familiar Views”. Review, p. 65.
Miller, Joe (2002, May 23-29). “Joe Adolphe’s Paintings.” Pitch Weekly p. 24/
“Need an Art Fix: The Late Show Provides.” (2002, May 25). The Kansas City Star section F, p. 7.
Stapley, Caprice. (2002, June 14). “An Artist Has Grown In Brooklyn.” The Kansas City Star section F, p. 33.
Lucas, Sherry. (2002, March 24). “Self Portrait.” The Clarion Ledger section F, p. 5.
“Adolphe Exhibition at Bogigian Gallery” (Feb. 9, 2001) The Wilson Billboard, Pg. 3.
“New York Artist at Wilson” (March 2001) The Chambersburg Gazette, Pg. C3.