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Gina Occhiogrosso
updated: 08/22/2011
website: ginaocchiogrosso.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Someday Drawing Project (installation view)
Someday Drawing #98
Someday Drawing #138
Someday Drawing #65
Someday Drawing #167
Someday Drawing #10
Someday Drawing 38
Going Down (28 drawings)
Untitled
Sink Hole
Spin
Bad Planet
Slope
The Road
Untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, landscape, feminist, biomorphic, autobiographical, repetition, psychological, craft, obsessive, process
 
 
Someday Drawing Project (installation view) by Gina Occhiogrosso
Someday Drawing Project (installation view)
varied
ongoing @ 230 drawings
Dimensions variable
Someday Drawing #98 by Gina Occhiogrosso
Someday Drawing #98
Ink on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
Someday Drawing #138 by Gina Occhiogrosso
Someday Drawing #138
Ink on Yupo
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
Someday Drawing #65 by Gina Occhiogrosso
Someday Drawing #65
gouache in Yupo
2009
11 " x  8.5 " 
Someday Drawing #167 by Gina Occhiogrosso
Someday Drawing #167
ink on paper
2010
11 " x  8.5 " 
Someday Drawing #10 by Gina Occhiogrosso
Someday Drawing #10
Gouache on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
Someday Drawing 38 by Gina Occhiogrosso
Someday Drawing 38
Gouache on Yupo
2009
11 " x  8.5 " 
Going Down (28 drawings) by Gina Occhiogrosso
Going Down (28 drawings)
Gouache on paper
2011
11 " x  8.5 " 
Untitled by Gina Occhiogrosso
Untitled
Gouache on paper
2011
11 30 " x  8.5 " 
Sink Hole by Gina Occhiogrosso
Sink Hole
Ink on matt board
2010
40 " x  60 " 
Spin by Gina Occhiogrosso
Spin
Ink on paper
2010
60 " x  60 " 
Bad Planet by Gina Occhiogrosso
Bad Planet
Ink on matte board
2010
40 " x  40 " 
Slope by Gina Occhiogrosso
Slope
Ink on paper
2010
24" x  18" 
The Road by Gina Occhiogrosso
The Road
Ink on Paper
2010
36" x  48" 
Untitled by Gina Occhiogrosso
Untitled
Gouache on paper
2011
11 " x  8.5 " 

Artist Statement

 

Someday Drawing Project

A ongoing series is called Someday is currently up to about 200 drawings in total. Each is vertical in format and on 11 x 8.5 inch paper. For over two decades I have used cheap copy paper to do fast immediate drawings. These have always allowed me to transition though work, purging ideas with less precious results. For the past year, I have been tracking these drawings with the final result of showing them in a complete installation. The drawings(now at 200) are goofy, emotional, abstract, realistic, minimal, maximal, textured, but together make connections to create an autobiographical landscape.

The Road

These particular drawings started in 2010 out of some smaller drawings done through the Someday Project. With my exploration of continuous line and its ability to create immediate yet rich dimensional drawings, I started pursuing landscape topographies. After seeing the film “The Road, ”  and witnessing through the media many natural disasters as well an human(corporate) disasters, my shift in idea became specific to apocalyptic landscapes. All drawings are done in India ink with a single size 0 Sumi brush. With this brush I attempt to create the most variety of form in a single continuous stroke. Most of the forms are created spontaneously; some are pulled right from photographs of disasters. I move left to right or in circles, as is the case with the planets. They have the feeling of a EKG monitor, every bump a seismic alert to a structure. Some words are also hidden within the drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Lives in Troy, New York.

EDUCATION, MFA Painting, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, BFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 The Road,  Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY 

2008 Conceits of Idle Hours, Gina Occhiogrosso and Katherine McDowell Patterson, Saratoga Art Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

2007 Amrose and Sable, Albany, NY

2005 More Attempts at Perfection (2003-2005), Lake George Project for the Arts.

2003 More Attempts at Perfection, Yates Gallery, Siena College, Albany, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011Transport, Cypriana Majernika Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia. 

2010 The Other End of the Line, a Francis Cape project in collaboration with curator Ian Berry, The Highline, Chelsea, NYC, NY

Hemispheres, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY

Domestic Dramas, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY

 

2007 Sugar Buzz, curated by Susan Hoeltzel and Nina Sundell, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2005 True North, Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida, curated by Sharon Bates,

2004 Painting, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2004 Economical Food Circus, Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams, Mass., Curated by Nato Thompson, curator, Mass Moca and Bree Edwards.

 

FLAT FILES/ SLIDE REGISTRIES

2007 Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

2007 The Drawing Center, NY, NY