JOSHUA C. WINER
144 Moody St. Building 18, Waltham MA 02453
Harvard University, The Graduate School of Design. Cambridge,
Masters in Architecture. 1986.
Yale University. New Haven, CT.
Bachelor of Arts. 1978.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan, ME.
Degree in Fresco Painting. 1976.
Joshua Winer / Mural Arts Studio. Waltham, MA. 1992-present.
Independent artist specializing in site specific art for architectural
walls and environments, including painted murals, mosaic murals, architectural
trompe l'oeil painting, and mobiles.
Architect, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Massachusetts License 1989-1993.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
Chateau Picomtal. Crots, France. 2009.
Murals, trompe l’oeil, decorative painting and restoration in a
Renaissance castle in southern France. One month of work every year since
the restoration began in the year 2000.
Eagle Hill School Cultural Center. Hardwick, MA. 2008.
24' x 12' wide community theater lobby mosaic created through an Artist-in-Residency
Component Assembly Systems, Inc. Medford, MA. 2008.
Interior lobby mural celebrating the architecture and history of Boston.
City of Wayne, Office of Community Development. Wayne,
Exterior historical mural created for Downtown Development Initiative.
Collaborative with David Fichter.
The Port of San Diego. San Diego CA. 2004-2005
Exterior trompe l'oeil mural fašade with cutouts and sculptural elements.
National Design Competition winner.
Brush With History Mural Program, Ottawa Tourist Bureau.
Ottawa Illinois. 2004.
Creation of exerior mural entitled 'Ottawa Celebrates the 1950's', one
in a series of citywide history murals.
Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation. Brighton,
Murals for three Massachusetts Turnpike underpasses. Collaborative with
Artist Ross Miller.
The Cambridge Arts Council and Gravestar Development, Inc.
Cambridge, MA. 2000.
'The Cambridge History Mural'. Public Design Competition winner. 225'
long x 20' high.
Loews Theaters. The Harvard Square Theater. Cambridge,
Trompe l'oeil cinema fašade with life size characters from the history
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Boston, MA.
'The Legal History of Massachusetts', an interior lobby mural with historic
figures in a courtroom setting.
The City of Brookline, Department of Community Development.
Brookline, MA. 1995.
'The Kennedy Family Mural', an exterior mural in the original Kennedy
The C&R Management Co, Inc., Newton, MA. 1994-1995.
Architectural trompe l'oeil mural for the Chestnut Hill Mall. 1/2 mile
long x 12' high. 1995.
The Prudential Center, Boston, MA. 1994.
'The Elephant Murals', created for the reopening dedication ceremony of
the Prudential Center retail court.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, MA. 1994.
'The Blue Hill Avenue Mural', an interior mural of early 19th century
Jewish Boston. 100' long x 10' high.
Architectural Heritage Foundation, Boston, MA. 1986-1993.
'The History of Boston City Hall', a suite of interior lobby murals on
Boston's Freedom Trail.
Chesterwood Museum and Sculpture Park. Stockbridge, MA.
'Trompe L'Oeil Garden Gate', for the 1993 Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition.
The S&S Restaurant, Cambridge, MA. 1991.
Exterior trompe l'oeil mural fašade, painted sculptural time clock, painted
The Newbury Street Mural, Boston, MA. 1991.
'A Celebration of the Arts', a 50' x 50' architectural fašade with historic
The Harvard Square Theater, Cambridge, MA. 1983-1986.
'The Harvard Square Theater Mural Fašade', exterior mural, 60' high x
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA),
Boston, MA. 1986. Construction Fence Mural Painting Program, with students.
12' high x 250' long.
VISITING ARTIST PROGRAMS / ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES
The John Eliot Elementary School. Needham MA. 2009.
Seven panel painted mural frieze for a theater lobby. Schoolwide project
for two semesters.
The Alcott Elementary School. Concord MA. 2005-2006
Staircase mosaic mural with handmade ceramics. Schoolwide project for
The Happy Hollow Elementary School. Wayland MA. 2005-2006.
Exterior entry mosaic mural, for 50th anniversary program in the arts.
The Claypit Hill Elementary School. Wayland, MA. 2004-2006
Exterior entry mosaic made from broken tile and mirror. School wide project
for 3 semesters.
The Cottage Street Elementary School, Sharon, MA. 2004.
Interior entry lobby mosaic made from broken tile and found objects. School
wide project. Mosaic 8' x 45'
Wayland High School, Wayland, MA. 2004.
'Originality', a reinterpretation of the Monopoly game board with the
Senior Art Class. 30 x 30' .
The Collicot Elementary School, Milton, MA. 2004.
'Tree of Life' interior mural with all grade levels, including 5th grade
class project. 10' high x 25' long.
The Loker Elementary School. Wayland, MA. 2003.
6 exterior murals (one per grade level) interpreting curriculum issues
within variations on a circle motif.
The Pine Hill Elementary School. Sherborn, MA. 2003.
Main building entrance lobby interior mosaic mural made with glass smalti
from Mexico, oval 10' x 16'.
The Belmont Day School. Belmont, MA. 2002.
'All the World's A Stage' traditional mosaic mural for the theater building
entrance lobby. 5' x 8' .
The Sam Placentino Elementary School, Holliston, MA.
Mobile and mural for building lobby, created as a memorial to the Superintendent
The Peter Clough Memorial. Watertown, MA. 2000.
A memorial mobile in the Watertown Middle School, in honor of Peter Clough,
Global Studies teacher. Mixed media: painted wood and brass. Included
work as a Visiting Artist in the school community.
The Bowman Elementary School, Lexington, MA. 2000
'The Immigration Story': 5 murals with five fifth grade classes on the
theme of immigration.
The Meadowbrook School, Weston, MA . 2000.
'The Meadowbrook Mosaic', an 8' diameter glass tesserae mosaic mural created
with the school community.
The Meredith Kamm Memorial. Watertown, MA. 1998-1999.
A memorial mural in the Watertown High School, in honor of Meredith Kamm,
a former student. Mixed media.
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA. 1985-1986.
Course developer and instructor for 'Public Art in the Schools' Program,
in Boston High Schools.
Mural Arts Studio. Waltham MA. 2009-ongoing
Classes in mosaic design and fabrication.
The Institute of Surface Design. Brighton, MA. 2005-ongoing
Classes in trompe l'oeil painting, mural design, and mural painting.
Handshouse Studio, Norwell MA. 2004
Instructor for 'Historic Polish Synagogue Decorative Painting Techniques'.
Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI. 1996-present.
Master muralist teaching program: classes in mural design andpainting,
trompe l'oeil and mosaics.
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. 1996-2001.
Master muralist teaching program for mural design and mural painting by
creating murals in the community.
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Cambridge,
Visiting Critic for course in Architectural Ornament (with architect Kimo
Massachusetts College of Art. Boston, MA. 1993
Instuctor of 'Mural Design and Painting, Interior and Exterior Murals'.
The Kendall Center For The Arts. Belmont, MA. 1992-1999.
Instructor of trompe l'oeil painting, mural design, and mural painting.
AWARDS AND HONORS
The Mayor's Office of the City of Cambridge. Cambridge,
Citation of Excellence for 'The Davenport Street Mural'.
The Erie Canal Museum. Syracuse, NY, 1998.
Finalist for Mural design competition on the theme of 'The Erie Canal'.
The City of Nashua, New Hampshire. Nashua, NH. 1996.
Finalist for Mural design competition on the theme of 'History of Nashua'.
Architectural Heritage Foundation. Boston, MA. 1993.
Public Dedication of 'New Architectural Murals in Boston's Old City Hall,
by Joshua Winer'.
Chesterwood Museum and Sculpture Park. Stockbridge, MA.
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, exhibition of 'Trompe l'oeil Garden
The Boston Society of Architects. Boston, MA 1991.
1991 Public Design Award winner for Design Cooperation (with Prellwitz-Chilinski
Architects) for the 'S&S Restaurant Mural Fašade'.
The Newbury Street Mural. Boston, MA. 1991.
Public Design Competition winner for the Newbury Street Mural.
SELECTED ARTICLES ON THE ART OF JOSHUA WINER
The Wayne Eagle. Wayne MI. 2006-2008.
Numerous articles on 'The Wayne History Mural'.
The Boston Globe: Living/Arts. August, 2000.
'Remnants of Things Past', on Joshua Winer's art work at Chateau Picomtal,
in Embrun, France.
The Lexington Minuteman. Lexinton, MA. December, 2000.
'Bowman Creates Series of Murals', on Joshua Winer's work with students
on immigration murals.
'The Evening News', Salem, MA. March, 2000.
'A Man and His Castle', on Joshua Winer's work at Chateau Picomtal, in
The Boston Sunday Globe. February, 1999.
'Memorial to a Treasure', on Joshua Winer's memorial mobile to teacher
The Boston Sunday Globe. October 1998.
'Someone There Is Who Loves A Wall: Muralist Joshua Winer Paints Boston'.
Working Artists Documentary Program. Boston, MA. 1997.
'Joshua Winer, Muralist', documenting the Montserrat Mural Class for Public