Joseph La Piana’s work explores reinterpretation of biological, kinetic, and mathematical theories that he infuses and transforms across various mediums and disciplines. Like DNA, La Piana pulls from the origin of objects, pairing them with new elements and material, essentially developing a new identity, function and purpose, thus revealing a new life.
Born in Brooklyn in 1966, La Piana is a self-taught abstract artist whose work is included in numerous public and private collections worldwide. During the 2011 Venice Biennale, the artist’s Text Project was presented by the Andy Warhol Museum. La Piana’s work was also featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at the Robert Miller Gallery throughout his partnership with the gallery from 2007 to 2014. In recent years, his work has also been exhibited at the Watermill Center in Watermill, NY; the Glass House in New Canaan, CT; Pioneer Works in Red Hook, NY; and Cityarts in New York, NY. La Piana lives and works in Red Hook, and is deeply engaged with the cultural community of the neighborhood.