Joanne Gigliotti has been involved in the artistic process throughout her life, seeing things in her own unique way, celebrating life's beauty in the joy of ordinary things. The largest body of her work has been created in the medium of Batik Painting. Batik is a process of coloring patters into cloth, using hot wax and cold dyes. Using this resist method, she first batiked on cloth, transitioned to rag board, and began batiking on ceramic tile, creating large scale murals.
Ms. Gigliotti is represented in many permanent collections including The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, The McCormick Collections, The Westinghouse Collections, and The London Library. She was recently awarded first place in the American Batik Design Competition, and her work was exhibited extensively in Indonesia.
Formally the director of The Smithsonian Associate's Studio Arts Department, she has shown work in over seventy one-woman and juried exhibitions across the United States. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting, Design, and Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Master of Education in Art from The Pennsylvania State University. Joanne is included in Who's Who in American Art, as well as in Who's Who in the East, as an artist and art administer.
Joanne Gigliotti designs batiks with the mastery of understanding the process and with the creative immediacy to them art. She is currently creating batik designs for fabric, fashion, and jewelry. She continues to exhibit her work in the form of batik paintings and batik on tile. In conjunction with her exhibitions she includes an educational component and offers slide lectures, classes, and demonstrations of batik in process.BatikTile for a gallery folio of her work, from paintings and prints to her batik designs on fabric and tile.