Joseph Sweeney graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1976. He received a Masters Degree in Art and Architecture from Penn State University in 1980, and studied with Bruce Shobaken, Diane Pepe and Peter Jogo. A landscape painter living in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, he has taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The University of the Arts, Wayne Art Center, Woodmere Art Museum, Cabrini College and Chester Springs Studio.
Sweeney was awarded Best of Show at "Images '98" Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts July 1998 and Best of Show for The Philadelphia Water Color Club 98th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper. Sweeney recently had the honor of receiving the Award for Best Landscape from the Philadelphia Sketch Club for the Painting. The 148th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings by the Philadelphia Sketch Club is America's oldest continuously operating club for professional artists and their admirers. Past luminaries have included American masters such as Eakins and Anshutz.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006 Rivers, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2002 The Irish Coast, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000 Farms and Fields/Central PA, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2000 New Work, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA
1997 ,1995, 1992, 1990, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1981, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992 ,1990, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1991 Helio Gallery, New York City