I believe that art is a healing force in the world. My work is spirit driven. I honor this spirit by giving it voice - by bringing together diverse elements to create a sense of peace love harmony and balance.
"Biello draws upon his experiences … transforming them into vignettes that seem like updates of Federico Fellini." - Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Biello is a ceramic sculptor who draws inspiration from his Italian-American roots and his passion for theatre. Biello is one of the artisan/makers who helped create the revivals of Old City Philadelphia in the 1970’s and Noho New York in the 1990’s. Biello's work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous private collections including many in the entertainment industry.
In addition to his work in visual art, Biello has a long history as a performance artist and lyricist in collaboration with his life-partner, composer Dan Martin.
Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), Philadelphia, PABFA, Clay
Selected Commissions & Collections
Ceramic Tea Service, Best Products, Andy and Ginny Lewis
Light Sculptures, Kalogris Residences, New York & Stone Harbor, NY
Light Sculptures, Smith Residences, Philadelphia, PA & Cravant, France
Light Sculptures, Red Tettemer Offices, Philadelphia, PA
LS Collection, New York, NY
Barneys, New York, NY
Felissimo, New York, NY
Sacred Dildos with Annie Sprinkle
GLAMA/OUTMUSIC Awards, New York, NT Ceramic awards, Designed by Biello, Presented yearly, 1996-2000
Selected Exhibitions & Representation
2021 - 2022 K Gallery Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
2019 - 2022 Parisa, Philadelphia, PA
2018 Philadelphia Design District at The Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Art at PHL, Philadelphia, PA
2000 - 2015 Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Gallery Artist
2011 Pop-Up Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Design Philadelphia, Naked Design, Philadelphia, PA