The Addotta Collection
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Joseph Addotta was originally born in New York and now resides and works in Southern California. Beginning
as a jeweler, Mr. Addotta spent years studying traditional techniques of metalsmithing here in the United
States as well as in Europe. He eventually moved into sculpture, using the Lost Wax Technique of casting,
designing and creating for numerous collectors, galleries, fine stores and museums. Among Joe Addotta's
clients are these well-known retailers: Gump's, Neiman Marcus, The Nature Company, The Southbay Gallerie,
Hamilton Studio, Natural Wonders and the most discriminating collectors throughout the world. The
award-winning creations of Mr. Addotta have been the subject of many fine exhibitions.
Recently, Joseph Addotta has broadened his body of work to include miniatures, perfume bottles, and
decorative accessories. New designs are continuously added. Conceived in genius, formed by hand and
preserved in metal, these artistic achievements have acquired international acclaim. For in creating these fine
objects, Mr. Addotta's work reflects a profound feeling for the living beauty of the world around us.
1970 - Standard Secondary Teaching Credential - Specialization in Jr. College Teaching
1969 - Masters of Arts - Art History, California State University at Los Angeles
1967 - Standard Secondary Teaching Credential
1966 - Bachelors of Arts - Art/History, California State University at Los Angeles
1964 - Associate of Arts - Los Angeles City College
2009 - Special Commission - The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1998 - Fellow, International Guild of Miniature Artists
1998 - Special Commission - The Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA
1976 - Special Commission to the Governor of Hawaii
1999 - 09 Exhibition of Perfume Bottles, Lois Neiter Fine Arts Gallery, Malibu/ Los Angeles, CA.
Objects, October 2009
Works on Paper and Sculpture, September 2004
Surface, Color, Light, Fall 2002
Anniversary Celebration, October 2001
2005 - California Visions, Long Beach Museum of Art, California, April- May.
2002 - 09 Chicago International Exhibition of Miniature Artists.
1999 - 01 International Guild of Miniature Artists, NY.
2000 - Small Sculpture: Works in Metal and Wood, Tee Ridder Miniature Museum at the Nassau
..............County Museum of Art. NY.
2000 - The Many Facets of Joe Addotta, 40 year Retrospective, Edward-Dean Museum, Riverside,
.............CA, April - June.
1996/99 - International Miniature Show, London, England.
1996 - Intimate Objects: Contemporary Miniatures, The Stones Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 - Signature Galleries, San Diego, CA.
1995 -01 Miniature reproduction of Cellini's Gold Salt-Cellar, The Carole & Berry Kay Museum of
.................Miniatures, Los Angeles, CA.
1992 - Garden Show, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR
1978 - Enamels 1978, Scope Gallery, Alexandria, VA, May/June.
1977 - The Provocative I, Canyon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Nov/Dec.
1976 - California Design 76, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA, May/Jun.
1975 - Jewelry and Metalsmith Invitational, Pasadena City College, CA
1974 - National Academy of the Arts of the Pacific, Hawaii.
1972 - Canyon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1972 - Design West, California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA.
1971 - 88 Selections from Southwestern Craftsmen, Cob Web Hall Gallery, Prescott, AZ, Annually.
1971 - California Design Eleven, Pasadena Museum (Norton Simon), CA.
1971 - Canyon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 - Miniature Traditions from the Collection of Joe Addotta, Edward-Dean Museum, Cherry
..............Valley, CA, Oct. - Dec.
2006 - Tiny Perspectives: A History of Miniatures, Pasadena Museum of History, Apr. - Jun.
2002 - Historic Miniature Ceramics, Tee Ridder Miniature Museum at the Nassau Country Museum
.............of Art, NY.
1999 - Miniatures, Edward -Dean Museum, Cherry Valley, CA.
1995 - Miniature Historic Art, International Guild of Miniature Artists West Conference.
The Complete Book of Gourd Craft by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess; Published by
.....Lark Books, Asheville, NC. 1996
California Design 76 - A Bicentennial Celebration, Published by California Design,
.....Pasadena, CA. 1976, p.126.
California Design Eleven Book, Published by California Design, Pasadena, CA, 1971,
"Miniature Sculpture," Miniature Collector, March 2002, p 14-19.
Miniature Collector - March 2000.
Miniature Collector - October 1998, p.24-25.
Nutshell News - January, 1997, p.21.
Miniature Collector - Jan/Feb., 199, cover and p.39.
Miniature Collector - July/ August, 1996, p.58-59.
Doll House World - London issue, June 1996, p.5.
Miniature Collector - November/December, 1995, p.19.
Ornament Magazine - Spring, 1995, p.13.
Nutshell News - August, 1994, p.71.
Palm Springs Life - September, 1980, p.123.
Craft Horizon - December, 1972, review, p. 52.
Art Week - October 7, 1972.
Stylist Magazine - August, 1971, p. 39.
San Francisco - California Living Magazine, March 14, 1971.
Elan Magazine - June, 1970.
Los Angeles Free Press - June 1970
"Rings, the Elfin and Romantic, the Work of Joe Addotta," by Beverly Johnson. Los
....Angeles Home Magazine - July 13, 1969.
"Design West 68," Los Angeles Home Magazine - April 28, 1968, p. 41.
"Musee Imperiale de Nacionale Institute del Art," by Joe Addotta. Miniature Collector -
.....June 1999, p. 62 - 63.
1967 - 2010 Art & Art History Instructor, at High School & College level.
1966 - 2010 Feature Artist and Exhibitor at various Art and Craft Shows throughout U.S. and
1981 - 1983 Owner of The Addotta Collection, a Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
1995 - 2010 Curator of Miniature Museum of Historic Art
1960 - 2010 Professional Jewelry, Designer, Manufacturer and Artist.
1979 - Extensive Field Research in Yucatan, Mexico. Archaeological study of the Maya
The Addotta Collection
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