Justin Horowitz received a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin. For two years he lived in Italy studying art conservation and restoration. While there he worked with the sculpture restoration company, “Nike”, in Florence Italy. He helped restore the Medici's private collection of Roman busts in Palazzo Pitti as well as a wide variety of terra cotta and marble statues from the Roman period up through the Late Renaissance. Upon returning to New York in 2007, Justin curated a solo show in Manhattan called “Art show on Hudson”. In 2009 The Woodward Gallery commissioned him to paint eight pieces for a solo show entitled “Vine Ripened”. His second curatorial endeavor landed him a solo show in SOHO, NY in February 2010 where he exhibited 20 pieces from a series titled "Gilded Fruit".
"The materials and techniques used by historical artists are of great interest to me and have influenced my work. I am trained in techniques such as secco painting and various forms of fresco painting. I often use a technique called Grisaille which involves painting a monochrome layer and then glazing over the surface using transparent pigments thinned with oil, and my watercolors are a direct result of my passion for soccer. Furthermore, I am also trained in the decorative arts, having worked as a private contractor for the finest decorative art companies in the city, Artgroovenyc. Using my decorative art skills such as marbling, wood graining and gilding, I explore a wide array of techniques, materials, and styles, attempting to fuse classical old world techniques with contemporary design. I continue to paint in NYC in the Lower East Side and also represent several artists, as I am searching for space to open my own gallery. Feel free to check out my work and ask me anything you like. ENJOY!!"