Anthony J. Miraglia was born in Militello Rosmarino, Sicily in 1949. The son of two artisans, Salvatore a cobbler and Maria a lace maker, his family immigrated in 1955 to Lakewood, Ohio. In 1973, he graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and mirror in Sculpture. In 1971, he attended the Yale Summer Program in Norfolk, Connecticut. His Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting was received from Syracuse University in 1975. He is Professor Emeritus of Painting in the Department of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he taught painting, drawing and composition since his initial appointment in September of 1975. He was the International Program Advisor for students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and taught summer programs from 2001 – 2014 at the University of Messina in Sicily and in Nocciano, Italy. His works have been included in National Juried Exhibitions in New Jersey, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Texas, Virginia and invitational exhibitions at the New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA. His works have been exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally in prestigious institutions including the Attleboro Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, the Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, the Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City and in Art Toronto’s 2010 International Art Fair. He has been the recipient of many prizes and awards and his works are held in numerous private, 2 public, and 14 corporate collections throughout the USA, Italy and Asia.
Through a process that is intuitive, spontaneous, and experimental, my work is an attempt to respond to and record those experiences, be they visual, emotional or other, that continue to have a profound impact on me as a painter and man living in a world of contradictions, beauty, brutality, and violence.
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 28 - December 23 | Small Works, 2018
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 29 - December 22, 2017 | Small Works, 2017
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 9 - December 18, 2016 | Small Works, 2016
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 11-December 20, 2015 | Small Works, 2015
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 16 - December 22, 2013 | Small Works, 2013
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 29 - December 23, 2012 | Small Works, 2012
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | June 5 - July 3, 2011 | Inaugural Exhibit, 2011