MFA, Printmaking, Pennsylvania State University
BFA, University of the Arts
Joseph Sweeney studied with/was influenced by: Isa Barnett, Sandy Ceaser, David Kettner, Boris Putterman, Gerry Herdman, Jack Andrews, Ray Spiller, Morris Schulman, Warren Rorher, David Fertig, Jane Piper, Sidney Goodman, Lily Yeh, Bruce Shobaken, Diane Pepe and Peter Jogo. Born in Philadelphia and now living in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, he has held teaching positions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The University of the Arts, Wayne Art Center, Woodmere Art Museum, and Chester Springs Studio. Joseph is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Show at "Images '98" Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Best of Show for The Philadelphia Water Color Club International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Catherine Gibbons Granger Award for Landscape, Best in Show by The Philadelphia Sketch Club Works on Paper, and a three-month residency at The Master Works Museum in Paget, Bermuda. He has taken part in the ART in Embassies Program, and he shows at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. Joseph is represented by: Gallery 71, New York City, and Newman & Saunders Galleries. His work is featured in a wide range of public and private institutions, private collections, and museums.