GINA OCCHIOGROSSO

Troy, NY
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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.

FEATURED EXHIBITION

GATHERING & EASING

Gina Occhiogrosso

Nov 17 – Dec 31st, 2020

STATES OF MATTER

54 X 44″ oil and acrylic on pieced and sewn polyester
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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.

ADDITIONAL WORKS ON PAPER

CLOAK

29 X 21″acrylic gouache and ink on paper

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ENTERPRISING FAILURES

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

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

20 X 15″ acrylic gouache and ink on watercolor board
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SLOPER

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

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RED FIND

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

PORTAL

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

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new works by Barbara Robertson

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BLIND STUDY

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