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Kevin Calisto
updated: 04/23/2013
website: www.kevincalisto.blogspot.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Vine 2
Vine 1
Removed
Torque
Wrap
Extend
Hunch
Loll
Sprawl
Hung Up
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, collage, documentary, geometric, landscape, mapping, memory, nature, obsessive, organic
 
 
Vine 2 by Kevin Calisto
Vine 2
Charcoal on Paper
2011
18" x  18" 
Vine 1 by Kevin Calisto
Vine 1
Charcoal on Paper
2011
18" x  18" 
Removed by Kevin Calisto
Removed
Graphite on Paper
2011
24 " x  18 " 
Torque by Kevin Calisto
Torque
Graphite on Paper
2011
18 " x  24 " 
Wrap by Kevin Calisto
Wrap
Graphite on Paper
2011
24" x  18" 
Extend by Kevin Calisto
Extend
Graphite on Paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Hunch by Kevin Calisto
Hunch
Graphite on Paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Loll by Kevin Calisto
Loll
Graphite on Paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Sprawl by Kevin Calisto
Sprawl
Graphite on Paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Hung Up by Kevin Calisto
Hung Up
Graphite on Paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Untitled by Kevin Calisto
Untitled
Micron pen, graphite, India ink
2009
21.5" x  48" 
Untitled by Kevin Calisto
Untitled
Micron pen, graphite, India ink
2009
21.5" x  48" 
Untitled by Kevin Calisto
Untitled
Charcoal, India ink, marker, gouache, graphite
2009
13" x  50" 
Untitled by Kevin Calisto
Untitled
Micron pen, graphite, India ink
2009
25.75" x  45" 
Untitled by Kevin Calisto
Untitled
Micron pen, graphite, India ink
2009
20.5" x  37.75" 

Artist Statement

I have used several types of found objects in nature to create a culminating mass.  Through each object new textures, patterns, and lines are discovered.  The ideas of the environment as well as formal elements of line and shape play important roles in my work.  I enjoy discovering the subtle nuances that each new piece of nature has to offer.  

The last 5 pieces are also a culmination of several objects but are more abstracted.  I would take the texture of an object, rather than an actual object and begin replicating it with a tool.   The waves of textures and lines cover the surface of the page creating several view points and perspectives.  An overhead projector was used in part of my process to create variety among the marks, which were from pencil and eraser shavings.  

I continue to look for inspiration from nature and the constant changes in the environment. 

Artist Bio / CV

Kevin Calisto

kevincalisto@gmail.com

 

Work 

Visual Arts Teacher

Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, RI 

Fall 2012- present 

Education    

Master of Fine Arts: Drawing

May 2012 

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, NASAD accredited 

Bachelor of Fine Arts:

Dual Concentration in Painting/Drawing and Art Education

Minor: Art History     December 2009

The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY   NASAD, NCATE accredited

Study Abroad: Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence, Spring 2007

 

New York State Initial Certification in Art Education, January 2010

 

Exhibitions

Senior Show, Spring 2009

Esther Massry Art Gallery

The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

 

Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Spring 2009

Picotte Art Gallery - Juried by Michael Oatman

The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

 

Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Spring 2008

Picotte Art Gallery – Juried by Sharon Bates

The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

 

The Art is in the Streets, Spring 2007

La Feltrinelli Librerie

Lorenzo de’ Medici University, Florence, Italy