Michael Biello

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Ceramics

Artist's Biography

Michael Biello is a ceramic sculptor who draws inspiration from his Italian-American roots and his passion for theatre. Biello is one of the artisan/makers who helped create the revivals of Old City Philadelphia in the 1970’s and Noho New York in the 1990’s. Biello's work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous private collections including many in the entertainment industry.

In addition to his work in visual art, Biello has a long history as a performance artist and lyricist in collaboration with his life-partner, composer Dan Martin.

Artist's Statement

I believe that art is a healing force in the world. My work is spirit driven. I honor this spirit by giving it voice - by bringing together diverse elements to create a sense of peace love harmony and balance.

"Biello draws upon his experiences … transforming them into vignettes
that seem like updates of Federico Fellini."

- Philadelphia Inquirer

Selected Exhibitions & Representation

2021 - 2022
K Gallery Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2019 - 2022
Parisa, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Philadelphia Design District at The Bridge, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Art at PHL, Philadelphia, PA

2000 - 2015
Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Artist

2011
Pop-Up Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Design Philadelphia, Naked Design, Philadelphia, PA

1999
John Elder Gallery, New York, NY

1996 - 1999
Courtland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1993 - 1998
Bond Street Studio, New York, NY

1989 - 1997
Archetype Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artist

1996
American Crafts Museum, New York, NY

1994
Entre’ Libre, New York, NY

Itoya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1993
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

1976 - 1986
The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1984
Meyer, Brier, Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1979 - 1983
Convergence, New York, NY
Gallery Artist

1980
Clay 1980, Philadelphia, PA

Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

World Craft Council, Vienna, Austria

1976 - 1979
Julie Artisans Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artist

1979
Nabisco Gallery, NJ

1978
Campbell Museum of Art, NJ

Selected Commissions & Collections

Ceramic Tea Service, Best Products, Andy and Ginny Lewis

Light Sculptures, Kalogris Residences, New York & Stone Harbor, NY

Light Sculptures, Smith Residences, Philadelphia, PA & Cravant, France

Light Sculptures, Red Tettemer Offices, Philadelphia, PA

LS Collection, New York, NY

Barneys, New York, NY

Felissimo, New York, NY

Sacred Dildos with Annie Sprinkle

GLAMA/OUTMUSIC Awards, New York, NT
Ceramic awards, Designed by Biello, Presented yearly, 1996-2000

Education

1973
Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Clay