“I believe art is a co-creative process, meaning that our inspiration relies on something outside of ourselves. Becoming a vehicle for creative expression is what I find fascinating. Working on stepping aside and taking the ‘self’ out of the equation has proven to be more liberating then laying claim to an inspiration as my very own work.”
Joe Scalmanini received his art and design education at the The Art Institute of Colorado. Joe’s professional experience spans 30 years and includes the areas of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design.
“Having a strong design background has provided me with the nuts and bolts necessary to achieve what I’m doing now as a fine artist. One of my favorite accomplishments was when I lived in India as a volunteer ‘in-house’ designer for The Nobulingka Institute, a Tibetan Art Institute and Cultural Center in Dharamsala, India. The experience was something from a movie or book…to be around all of these Tibetan monks and Master Tibetan artists teaching the younger generation of Tibetans in exile how to preserve their art and culture. An experience of a lifetime.”
Joe‘s interests also involve gardening, golf, vintage car racing, racquetball, tennis, skiing, and biking. Joe currently lives with his wife Holly and their two West Highland Terriers in Lakewood, CO.