I have been calling myself a sculptor for the past twenty-two years. Before I gave myself that honor, I put my time in other occupations with other titles: laborer, musician, social worker and educator.
In the end, they all blended into and informed my art work, but none of them had the hold on me that sculpting has. I am lucky to have found it. It gave me a mid-life re-incarnation rather than a mid-life crisis.
Since I had no formal art education before I became an artist, I knew I had to get some when and wherever I could. Over the years, I was a student at Penland Art Colony, Massachusetts College of Art, Instituto d’ Allende in San Miguel, Mexico, and the Camberwell College of art in London, where I lived for 1 1/2 years in 2000-2001.
My work begins by collecting materials. I usually start by cutting steel into various shapes. It’s an abstract process that leads me down unfamiliar paths.
At the beginning, I have no idea where I’m heading. I weld and bolt and watch what happens. When I want to make the journey more challenging, I add non-metallic materials to the emerging structures.
2011 Joseph Carpineto, Ashland Public Library, Ashland, M.A.
2007 Ashland Public Library, Ashland, MA.
1996 Partner and Simon Gallery Boston, MA.
1995 Vineyard Studio Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard , MA.
2013 Cotton, Fountain St Gallery Framingham, MA
2012 Combustion, Fountain St Gallery Framingham, MA
2011 Red, Cambridge Art Association Cambridge, M.A.
2011 Industrial Strength, Fountain Street Gallery Framingham, M. A.
2009 Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge,M.A.
2008 Kathryn Schultz Gallery Cambridge, Ma.
2008 Sculpture Now Lenox, MA.
2008 Cambridge Art Association Cambridge,MA
(in conjunction with Lord and Taylor Department Store)
2007 MPG Gallery, Boston, MA.
2007 Gallery 333, Falmouth, MA.
2007 Attleboro Museum Attleboro, MA.
2005 La Antigua Galleria de Arte, Antigua, Guatemala
2005 MPG Gallery, Boston, MA.
2005 Gallery 200 State Street, Boston, MA.
2004 ST. Botolph’s Club, Boston, MA.
2002 New Artists and Designers, London, UK.
Charles River Museum of Industry, Waltham, MA
2007 HLM Venture Capital, Boston, M.A.
2007 David Brownfield, CBS Executive Venice, C.A.
2006 Andrew Dean, Architect, Margulies Associates, South Dartmouth, M.A.
1999 Main Streets Project, Boston, M.A.
2008 Sculpture Award, Cambridge Arts Association, Cambridge, M.A.
Curator: Nick Compasso (Decordova Museum)
2007 sourceHonorable Mention Cambridge Arts Association, Cambridge, M.A.
Curator: Jane Farver (MIT List Visual Arts Center)
2000-2001 Sculpture BAFA Associate Student, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London, UK
1998 -1992 Sculpture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, M.A.
1990 Sculpture, Penland Art Colony, Asheville, N.C.
1980 Education MA, Antioch College Yellow Springs, Ohio, M.A.
1975 BA , University of Massachusetts, Boston, M.A.