Other Selected Solo Shows

2018-2003


Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, 2018

Coming Full Circle

Installation view of the gallery's inaugural show

Silk Road 425, 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Silk Road 421, 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Silk Road 357, 2017, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches


Arden Gallery, Boston, 2018

Fifty/Fifty

The gallery at 129 Newbury Street, Boston

Panorama of three walls of the exhibition with a selection of new Silk Road paintings. The horizontal divide is a new element in 2018

Silk Road 436, 2018, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Silk Road 426, 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Silk Road 403, 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Silk Road 432, 2018, encaustic on panel 18 x 18 inches

The exhibition catalog, which contains essays by Zola Solamente, director of Arden Gallery, and Carol Pelletier, and my own statement about the work, features images from the exhibition with some detail views. Viewable online at no charge, it is also available for purchase.


Arden Gallery Boston, 2016

I Always Return to Hue

The gallery's display window offers a glimpse of every exhibition


Below a closeup, angled view of the paintings in I Always Return to Hue

Panorama of a section of the exhibition

From the grid above: Silk Road 347, 2016, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

From the grid above: Silk Road 312, 2015, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Silk Road 338, 2016, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Published in 2016 by Well-Fed Artist Press, this 54-page volume marks 10 years of my involvement with one series. While my studio practices embraces a range of reductive color fields and geometric abstraction in a variety of mediums, Silk Road, the series, now numbers over 350 small and mid-size paintings in encaustic. The second edition of this soft-bound book is viewable at no cost or to order for $18.


Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York, 2015

Joanne Mattera: Silk Road, 2015

I think of the grid as the perfect conversational grouping for the12 x 12-inch Silk Roads. Each painting holds a conversation between field and edge, and together on a wall there's a visual discussion--sometimes raucous, sometimes serene. The palette for this grouping made for a visually quiet conversation

While sparking a conversation with the field in each painting, the limned edge also encourages your eye to leap from painting to painting so that you participate visually in the conversation

Silk Road 260, 2015, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Silk Road 269, 2015, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Silk Road 272, 2015, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches


Marcia Wood Gallery, Altanta, 2011

Diamond Life

What happens when you turn a square on itrs axis? You get a diamond, of course. The diamond served as muse and format for this exhibition, with included both painting and works on paper

Left: Romb, 2011, encaustic on panel, 45 x 45 inches; right: a selection of Soie, gouache on paper, each 22 x 30 inches; framed about 24 x 32

Soie in the studio before being sent to the Marcia Wood Gallery. Click here to see each individually

O.K. Harris, New York City, 2007

Silk Road

Silk Road 73, 2006, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Silk Road 86, 2007, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Silk Road 87, 2007, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Silk Road 70, 2006, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Silk Road 63, 2006, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches


Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, 2006

Pure Color

Entry to Pure Color at Castleberry location

Panorama with a grid wall, Stack, and Bask, all encaustic on panel


Below: Closer view of the grid wall

Bask, 2006, encaustic on panel, 48 x 50 inches (triptych)


Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, 2004

New Paintings

Panorama of New Paintings. This was my second solo with the gallery (the first at the Peachtree location in 1999)

Uttar 240, 2004, encaustic on panel, 48 x 67 inches (quadtych)

Uttar 235, 2004, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Uttar 237, 2004, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches


Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, 2003

Mudra: New Painrtings

Panorama of Mudra: New Paintings, my second solo with the Cervini Haas Gallery in Scottsdale

Mudra 4, 2003, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Mudra 17, 2003, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Mudra 13, 2003, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Mudra 14, 2003, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Mudra 24, 2003, encaustic on panel,. 12 x 12 inches