GINA OCCHIOGROSSO

New York, New York
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Gina Occhiogrosso is a contemporary artist based in New York. She is interested in the processes of disassembly and realignment, and the incorporation of common, everyday materials like thread and yarn. These activities and elements allow her to explore anxiety, loss, humor, and heroic femininity. Her bold artwork becomes a conduit for information that is disrupted and reinterpreted in compositions that suggest the fleeting nature of forces, figures, and time.

 

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

42 X 36″ oil and acrylic on sewn and pieced muslin

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The hallowed and often masculinized tradition of painting is subverted in her work through a repeated process of cutting and then sewing painted surfaces together to develop new forms, dynamic connections, and illusions of depth. 

Where the stitched edges join, there is a seam, which has both linear and sculptural qualities. The seam acts as a geometric disrupter of curvy ellipses and other organic forms that are carefully rendered and then carved up with alternating precision and chance. The ghost of those cut edges has its own presence. Where the fabric overlaps in the reverse of the painting, a slightly more opaque path is traced, issuing a new element whose origin is not at first apparent.

FEATURED WORKS

ENTERPRISING FAILURES

19 X 15″ markers and spray paint on sewn paper

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PIROUETTE

29 X 22″ acrylic, gouache, and flashe on paper

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EPICENTER

48 X 36″ oil and acrylic on pieced and sewn muslin

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CLOAK

29 X 21″ acrylic, gouache, and ink on paper

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STATES OF MATTER

37 X 27″ oil and acrylic on sewn and pieced polyester

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TALKING TO STRANGERS

33 X 30″ oil and acrylic on sewn and pieced muslin

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Gina Occhiogrosso was born in 1960 in Huntington, New York. She received her BFA in Painting, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA, and her MFA in Painting, SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Since 2006 she has been an Associate Professor of Art in Painting and Drawing, and Foundations Coordinator, at The College of Saint Rose, Albany. 

RECENT WORKS

UNITY

42 X 35″ oil and acrylic on sewn and pieced muslin

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

SELECTIONS

Aug 1 – Aug 22nd, 2020

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PAST EXHIBITION

SEATTLE ART FAIR

2019

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PAST EXHIBITION

BLIND STUDY

Celebrating 3 years in
Pioneer Square

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