Biography: Anthony Cioe
Anthony Cioe’s works portray both a foundation in the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and the ideals of contemporary design.
Cioe has apprenticed in Murano with Davide Salvadore, and held a residency at Kohler Arts/Industry working in pottery in 2006. His works are represented in the collections of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, and The Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ. Cioe holds a master’s of fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
In his 2014 Residency at The Studio, a joint program with the Kohler Arts Center, Cioe used hot plaster blow molds and lost wax casting techniques to continue a series of sculpted animal and human heads. At the Kohler foundry, he created the sculptures in cast iron and brass. “Conceptually, the objects will cross the aesthetics of the sublime, modernism and the ideology modernism explicitly rejects, realism while paying homage to particular prolific moments in art history,” says Cioe.