Joseph Kaminski

Born in Chicago, Kaminski received a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois in 1980 and, in that same year, moved to New York City where he continues to reside on the Upper West Side. Like generations of artists before him, Kaminki is drawn to the human form to personify classical ideals of beauty, balance and harmony. As a gay man and artist, he celebrates the human body with an unapologetic and clear queer sensibility.

 

Kaminski was represented by the Amos Eno Gallery in NYC from 1989 to 1995, and the Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA from 1991 to 1997.  Several of his penis paintings were included in the feminist exhibition "True Phallacy: the Myth of Male Power" at the Michael Clark Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1994 resulting in images of his work being published in the Italian publication, L'espresso, and Penthouse Magazine. Two of his paintings and several ceramic pieces are included in the Leslie-Lohman Gay and Lesbian Art Museum collection with one painting featured in their 2009 exhibition and catalogue, "Treasures of Gay Art from the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation."