Education
2002 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
1977 Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
1973 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
The Best of 2016, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
“Encaustic Art in the Twenty-first Century” Book Signing and Group Exhibition, Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery, Kennett Square, PA
2015
MathThematic, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Patterns, The Art Trust at Meridian Bank, West Chester, PA
Group Exhibit, Schoolhouse Gallery, Cape Cod, MA
Minimal/Maximum, Ninth International Encaustic Conference, Truro Center for the Arts,   Cape Cod, MA
Pattern: Organic - Geometric, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface, Endicott College, Beverly MA 
2014
RSVP 2014, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
2013 
Obscure/Reveal, James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Reverberance, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA 
Cumulative Force, The Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY
Symmetry, Joseph & Marilyn Henry Gallery, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern PA

2012 
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2012, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2012 Muse Invitational, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 
WOW!: Women & Wax, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Beeline, Fifth International Encaustic Conference, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Rhomboid Rumba, joannemattera.blogspot.com

2011 
Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

2010 
Best Foot Forward, Fourth Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2009 
Prime, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Artist of the Month - September, www.rfpaints.com,
R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
Encaustic Works ‘09, sponsored by R&F Paints, Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, Juror: Heather Hutchinson
Tangible Wax, Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Art Connections 5, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, Juror: Patricia G. Selden

2008 
Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Juror: William Pym
Carano Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, Carano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

On the Edge, Second National Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, Juror: Laura Moriarty
66th Annual Awards Painting Exhibit, Cheltenham Arts Center, Cheltenham, PA, Juror: Doug Pascall

2007
2nd Annual Juried Group Exhibition, Schuylkill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Textures, Schuylkill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 
Absolutely Abstract Juried Exhibition, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
 
smARTS Juried Group Show, Philadelphia, PA

2005 
The American Juried Art Salon, Dallas, TX

Artists at the Mills, Crafts for Living Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2003 
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


Selected Bibliography

2017
Krysa, Danielle. Karen Freedman, www.thejealouscurator.com, January 5, 2017
2016
Lee, Anne and Rooney, E. Ashley, Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century, Schiffer Publishing, 2016
2015
Winiarski Deborah, Off the Grid..., ProWax Journal, Issue 10
Organic to Geometric, Investigations in Structure and Surface, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, Exhibition Catalog, magcloud.com
2014 
Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Hunterdon Art Museum, Exhibition Catalog, magcloud.com
Studio Visit Magazine, volume twenty-three, Open Studios Press, juror: Barbara O’Brien
2013 
Margell, Jennifer, Encaustic Art (Art of Century), Parkstone Press, 2013
Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Exhibition Catalog, Cape Cod Museum of Art, magcloud.com
Belto, Michelle, In the Encaustic Studio, Advanced Mixed Media Techniques, North Light DVD 

2010 
Woolf, Daniella, Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility, Waxy Buildup Press 

2009 
Prime, Exhibition Catalog, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Encaustic Works ‘09, Exhibition Catalog

Awards

2015
Juror’s Award, Minimal/Maximum, Ninth International Encaustic Conference, Cod, MA, juror: Mike Carroll
2010 
Director’s Award, Best Foot Forward, Fourth International Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, Juror: Joanne Mattera

2006
Artist of Merit, Absolutely Abstract Juried Exhibition, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, Juror: Moe Brooker


Selected Collections
Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Philadelphia, PA
Park Towne Place Apartments, Philadelphia, PA
Insaco Inc, Quakertown, PA
Michael Gerald Ltd., New York City

The Goldenberg Group, Blue Bell, PA
Various private collections

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