Biviano's artistic training began with an apprenticeship in the studio of the late, great William F. Byers, a noted landscape painter and iconographer. Later, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute in 1979, and subsequently entered the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer where he traveled and experienced the world. After military service, Biviano received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
From an early age, Biviano was fascinated by form, color and texture as well as natural events and how they shaped the history of humankind. Biviano is a landscape painter; his paintings glorify Nature and evoke the transcendental images celebrated by the nineteenth-century Hudson River and Luminist Schools of Art. Biviano's landscape paintings are marked by forceful and dramatic displays of light & shadow, intense color, and Turner-like atmospheric effects. Biviano's compositions push the viewer for an emotional response. With few instances, his work often depicts the land with no elements of human intervention.
Biviano participated in a works on paper exhibition at the Waterworks Museum of Art, Miles City, Montana. His selections came from a larger collection of 40 pieces created while he was at the Tucson Desert Museum, Arizona. These same 40 works were part of a study based on the photography of Ansel Adams and the national park system. Currently, Biviano is painting landscape vignettes as described in Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctica Journals: The Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-1913.
Biviano's paintings are in the permanent collections of private, public, and corporate holdings throughout the United States and abroad. His diverse commissioned work ranges from South Africa Petrol Corp to the rock group Jethro Tull.
Biviano is published widely through F&W Publications, Art News, Saatchi-Europe On-Line, and The University of California Press.
You can visit Jos' website to view more of his work here.