Figureworks
fine art of the human form

The Art of Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn

Artist's Statement

I grew up in an Italian and Polish Catholic family in the suburbs of Detroit in the 60's where I had the kinds of experiences that crossed Old World customs with a new American suburban culture.   I remember receiving a Barbie doll for Christmas the very same year I was given a painted plaster religious statue of the Virgin Mary for my First Holy Communion.   These two female icons symbolize the contrasting concepts of women that have shaped my understanding of myself along with my love of traditional figurative art that I relentlessly explore in drawing, painting and digital media.

The process of developing each work conveys my sheer pleasure of the simultaneous building up of the material and the form as the metaphorical quality of the medium translates into light articulating the subtle contours of the female body. What it may lacks in drama and impact, it pushes to the extreme in subtlety, nuance and levels of meaning that represent the contrasting experiences of life.

Since moving to New York over five years ago, I have been influenced by the edginess of living in the city and exposed to new idea about art, multiple ethnic neighborhoods and cultural identities.   This has added richness to the imagery and a more expressive quality to the material, as I become more and more interested in painting as a form of visual poetry.  

 

E D U C A T I O N

MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN PAINTING, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, School for the Arts, Boston, MA, 1987.
Studied Painting with James Weeks.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, magna cum laude, School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, 1985.
Studied Painting as a major area, Printmaking as a minor area and the Psychology of Art with Dr. Rudolf Arnheim.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Education, Detroit, MI, 1981.
Studied Art Education as a major area and Psychology as a minor area.

E X H I B I T I O N S

2013
Faces of Figureworks, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Painting the Female Form, Figureworks, Brooklyn, NY

2002
Lormier Station Studios, Fall 2002. Brooklyn, NY
ANE Faculty, Plum Gallery, Williamstown, MA.

2000
ARTcetera 2000, Exhibition and Auction to benefit the Aids Action Committee, Cyclorama, Boston.

1999
Women in Watercolor, Wiggins Gallery, The Boston Public Library.
The Figure Observed: Works on Paper, Solo Show, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

1998
ARTcetera 98, Exhibition and Auction to benefit the Aids Action Committee, Cyclorama, Boston.
A Salute to Boston Artists, Wiggins Gallery, The Boston Public Library.
Life Drawings, Papyrus Design Group, Inc., Watertown, MA.

1997
nudes, Solo Show, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA.

1996
ARTcetera 96, Exhibition and Auction to benefit the Aids Action Committee, International Place, Boston.
University College Faculty Art Show, Ryder Hall, Northeastern University, Boston.
Viewpoints II: Twelve Women Artists, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston.

1995
Art of the Matter, Fuller Gallery, Boston University, Boston.
University College Faculty Art Show, Ryder Hall, Northeastern University, Boston.
Focus on the Figure, The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
Group Show, Enrico Donati Gallery, Newburyport, MA.
Alumni Drawings, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston .

1994
go figure, Three Person Show, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston.
Still Lives and Landscapes, Enrico Donati Gallery, Newburyport, MA.
Summer Group Show, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston.

1993
Group Show, Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.

1992
Three Person Show, Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.
School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition, Sherman Art Gallery, Boston University.
Group Show, Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.

1991
Five Painters Represent, The Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.

1990
Solo Show, Rondileau Art Gallery, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA.
Faculty Review, Three Person Show, The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

1989
Landscape, Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.
The Artist Revealed, University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia MO.

1988
Two Group Shows, Orphanos Gallery, Boston.

1987
Explorations, Town Hall, Dartmouth, MA.
MFA Painting & Sculpture, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston.

1986
Solo Show, Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA.
Four Landscape Artist, Gallery 410, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA.
Annual Student Exhibition, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston.
American Art Students, Centro Colombo Americano de Medellin & Bogota, Columbia.

1985
Mini-Gravat International 5, Sala D'Exposicions de la Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona and
Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.
Holiday Show, Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston.
The Print 85, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI.
Print Exchange, University of Michigan, Traveled to; Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of Notre
Dame and University of Washington, Seattle.
Bash For Art, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

L E C T U R E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Digitizing the Mona Lisa-Is Painting Dead? Public Lecture, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, February 1999.
Juror, 33rd Annual Members Show, Durham Art Association, Durham, NH, July 1993.
Representation, Panel Symposium Member, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, April 1991.
Brown Bag Lecture Series, Gallery Walk, University of New Hampshire, November 1990 & September 1989.
Artist's Lecture, Salem State College, Salem, MA, November 1986.

G R A N T S & F E L L O W S H I P S

Artist Residency, C-Scape Dune Shack, Provincetown, MA 1997.
John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Finalist Award, 1993.
Liberal Arts Small Research Grant, University of New Hampshire, 1991 & 1990.
Liberal Arts Faculty Research Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, 1991.
Central University Research Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, 1990.
Celebrity Series Scholarship Award, Boston University, 1987.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Grant, Boston University, 1985-87.
School of Art Scholarship Award, University of Michigan, 1984-85.
Award for Excellence, Wayne State University, 1980.

C O L L E C T I O N S

The Boston Public Library
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Private collections in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Michigan

R E V I E W S , A R T I C L E S, P U B L I C A T I O N S & P R E S E N T A T I O N S

Metamorphoses 2000: Expressive Technology, Art and Humanities, School of Visual Arts National Conference, New York, 2000
ARTcetera 2000, Exhibition and Auction Catalogue, 2000.
Web Studies: Rewiring media studies for the digital age, David Gauntlett, editor, Chapter on Artist's Website by Eva Paiser,2000.
ARTcetera 98, Exhibition and Auction Catalogue, 1998.
Censorship is in the eyes of the beholder, By Tom McCarty, Merrimack Valley Sunday, February 16, 1997, et. al..
But What Did Pat Do With The Pictures? by Marco Badot, The Undertoad Newburyport's Bimonthly Journal, February 7, 1997, et. al..
Cultural divide: City councilor takes aim at Firehouse paintings, by Tom Salemi, The Newburyport Daily News, January 29, 1997, et. al..
ARTcetera 96, Exhibition and Auction Catalogue, 1996.
Marquit gallery crashes the party line, by Joanne Silver, The Boston Herald, February 9, 1996.
Alumni Drawings, Exhibition Catalogue, 1995.
Donati's New Gallery Promotes Emerging Talents, by Yvonne V. Chabrier, Newburyport Arts, January 1995.
Boston Artists Explore the Figure as Subject, Antiques and The Arts Weekly, December 23, 1994.
Gallery Features three diverse artists, by Jo Synder, The Oakland Press, November 23, 1992.
Five Painters Represent, Publication for the Exhibition and Symposium, 1991.
Regional Reviews: New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire/Durham 1990 Faculty Review, by
Robert R. Craven, Art New England, February 1991.
Granite State Artists Show Their Talent, by Christina Felix, The Portsmouth Herald, November 8, 1990.
Durham Duet Offers Art for all Senses, by Whitney, D. Quincy, The Boston Sunday Globe New Hampshire Calendar, November 18, 1990.
Surprising Show Offers Optimistic Views, By Helen Zucker, The Birmingham Eccentric, October 19, 1989.
Jovenes Pintores Estadounidenses, El Espectador 16-Magazin Dominical, April 13, 1986.
El Arte Joven Y La Figura Humana, El Colombian, February 2, 1986.
American Art Students, Exhibition Catalogue, 1986.
Mini-Gravat International 5, Exhibition Catalogue, 1985.

 

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Nude in Fetal Position, oil on canvas, 18" x 22"
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Nude with Double V, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"

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Nude Hand on Shoulder, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"

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Nude Profile, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"

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