GINA OCCHIOGROSSO

Troy, NY

Past Exhibitions      Biography     CV     Statement


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.

MIND OVER MATTER

44 X 34″ acrylic, gouache, and ink on paper

PORTAL

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

SOLD

SLOPER

24 X 20″ oil and acrylic on pieced and sewn muslin

Gina subverts the hallowed and often masculinized tradition of painting in her work. She doest this 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. These forms 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. This issues a new element whose origin is not at first apparent.

ADDITIONAL WORKS ON PAPER

PIROUETTE

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

CLOAK

29 X 21″acrylic gouache and ink on paper

RED FIND

20 X 15″ acrylic, gouache, and ink on water color board

UNZIP

20 X 15″ acrylic gouache and ink on watercolor board

ENTERPRISING FAILURES

19 X 15″ markers and spray paint on cut and sewn paper, framed

Gina Occhiogrosso was born in 1966 in Huntington, New York. She received her BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA in Painting from 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. 

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7 PAINTINGS INSPIRED BY WATER

including work by Gina Occhiogrosso

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CONNECTED BY A THREAD

Artist Gina Occhiogrosso has it all sewn up

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