My name is Joseph Gardonio. Born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1958 I graduated from Denfeld High School in 1976 and from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in 1980.  I moved to the Twin Cities metropolitan area in 1983 and lived in various suburbs until finally settling down in Blaine, Minnesota in 1991 where I still live. I work as a delivery and sales person for a local industrial supply company.

 Education:
1980: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Selected Juried Exhibitions:                                                                                                          
1981: North Shore Art League, Evanston, ILIllinois Regional Print Show  
1988: Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO, 9th Annual “Paper In Particular”
1989: Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 39th Annul Drawing and Small Sculpture Show
1993: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, “Landscapes”
2005: Artists Del Norte, Coon Rapids, MN, Northern Showcase
2007: Elk River Area Arts Alliance, Elk River, MN , “12th Annual: Arts In Harmony”
2009: Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN, “Winter In Minnesota

Selected Personal Exhibitions:
1983: Solo Exhibition, University of Minnesota-Duluth
1989: Solo Exhibition, Augsburg College, Minneapolis. MN
1991: Solo Exhibition, South St. Paul City Hall, South St. Paul, MN
2007: 2-Person Exhibition, Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN
2011: Solo Exhibition, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, MN

Awards:
1981: “Award of Excellence”, Illinois Regional Print Show
2009: 1st Place, Artists Del Norte Members Show
2009: “Best In Show”, Winter In Minnesota”