Joseph Amodei

110 Old Larkspur Way

Chapel Hill, NC 27516 USA





2013                 BFA Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

                              with Honors

                         Minors in Philosophy & Music




2014                Takt A.I.R, Berlin, Germany. 

2013-14           Francis L. Phillips Travel Scholarship. UNC. Grant supported research abroad.

2013                Anderson Award. Undergraduate Award Competition. (UNC).

                        Penland School of Craft. Residency. Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

                        Concentration:  Metal working and material exploration with Anika Smulovitz.

                        Allcott Travel Scholarship.  (UNC). Grant supported research, image-transfer and cross-country video expedition.

2012                Jonathan E. Sharpe Award. (UNC).  Undergraduate Award Competition.

                        Penland Scholarship Award. (UNC). Undergraduate Award Competition.

                        SURF Grant (Student Undergraduate Research Fund). (UNC). Grant supported research, video and performance                                               collaborations with E6 collective in Olympia, WA.


        Solo Exhibitions


2014               Who Holds the Keys?  Looking Glass Café, Carrboro, North Carolina.

2013               One Size Fits All.  Hanes Art Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.

                       The Ritual Factory.  The John and Judy Allcott Gallery, (UNC).

2012               Variations on a Theme.  Yuxtapongo, episode 37, North Carolina Public Access TV.  


        Group Exhibitions


2014               Abnormal in a Regular. Red Light Flying Gallery, Rzeszów, Poland.

                       Open House. Berlin Art Week, Leipziger Strasse 60, Berlin, Germany.

                       Made & Found. Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany.

                       MAYDAYMAYDAY. CAMPO Victoria, Ghent, Belgium. 

                       I Observe Myself Observing What I Observe. Space .88, Richmond, Virginia.

                       Touch Your Selfie. The John and Judy Allcott Gallery, (UNC).

2013               Matters of Methods. Salon Video, Lasi, Romania.

                       The Power of Habit. The John and Judy Allcott Gallery, (UNC).

                       Whatever, it’s the First Show. SAMple Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

                       ACCELERATE! North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.

                       Drying with a Wet Towel. UNC Class of ’13 Studio Art Honors Show, The John and Judy Allcott Gallery, (UNC).

                       Cosmic.  Hanes Art Center. (UNC), Class of ’13 Art Graduation Show.

                       Everything is the Same as Nothing. John and Judy Undergraduate Gallery, Undergraduate competition award show, (UNC).

                       The Best You Can: Documentation of a Performance. ShouldDoes online gallery, ShouldDoes Literary and Arts Magazine.

2012               Experimental Ethnography. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

                       A Life, Still. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.

                       Energy Vessels. Co-exhibition with Leah Heidelmeier. Looking Glass Café, Carrboro, North Carolina.

                       Synaesthesia. Nightlight, Carrboro, North Carolina.

                       Video Art Night. Hanes Auditorium, (UNC).

2011               Taking Shape. Converted Artery Gallery at University Mall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

                       Yuxtapongo Episode 29. Group collaboration. Yuxtapongo. North Carolina Public Access TV.




2014               Warning Signs. Directed by David Kantounas. Prachtwerk, Berlin. Projection Designer.

2013               FtoMtoOctopus. Script by Sam Peterson. Directed by Joseph Megel.  3-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center, NYC.

                        Lighting designer and projections assistant.

                       Slap/Kiss. Concept designer and actor in Allen Ferguson’s short film. Dean Street, NYC.

2012               Caucasian Studies. A collaborative intervention with Leah Heidelmeier, UNC and surrounding community.

2011               Taboo Conversation. Projection and Installation Artist-in-Residence, The Distillery Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina.




2014              Can I get a Witness? Performer/Witness for Ashlee Laing’s project. Berlin. 

                      Love’s Infrastructure.  Directed by Torry Bend. Assistant video designer/engineer and projection puppeteer.                                                         Duke Performing Arts. Durham, North Carolina.

2013              Love Buttons by Gregory Sale. Performer in opening reception of More Love Exhibit. Ackland Museum of Art, Chapel Hill,                                 North Carolina.

2011              Dinner Music by David Colagiovanni. Tech/props assistant at video shoot. Raleigh, North Carolina.



Related Experience

  • Theatrical Lighting Design. Collaborate with other designers, script analysis, conceptual design development, implement lighting plots ranging from 15-150+ units, lead teams of electricians, console programming and cueing. Working on over 30 productions as a freelance designer, 2010-Present. (separate CV available upon request)
  • Radio DJ: WXYC-Chapel Hill, familiarity with broadcasting technology, live mixing, sound collaging. Curating and presenting a weekly free-form radio block. 2012-present.
  • Eaglescout

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Artist & Theater Designer