Painted stained glass has a powerful tradition that dates back to Medieval windows in cathedrals throughout Europe. Joseph techniques use a similar process of painting and melting enamels onto glass in a kiln. As a full time artist and educator, Joseph combines hand painting with airbrushing and silk-screening to produce commissions and public art projects in the U.S. and internationally. He describes his work as “pop” stained glass.
Joseph’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Stax Museum, in the collections of two Simpson’s writers in Los Angeles, and the collection of movie director Morgan Spurlock. Private and public art commissions include a MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York, and a 6-foot-round stained glass window at Our Lady of Sorrow Church on the island of Itaparica, in Brazil. Joseph has collaborated with illustrator R. Crumb and Alpha & Chris Hipkiss. His teaching credentials include over 30 workshops in the USA, South America and Europe, including Corning Glass, Berlin Glas and Penland School of Craft. He has been invited to 14 art residencies in the US, South America, Europe, Australia and India, including the Open Studio Program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. In 2015 Cavalieri was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Glass Society of Ireland and NCAD Conference.