Portraiture through historic events that occur in the subject's life has become the focus of my work. The medium is varied. As traditional painters use studies to help bring them closer to a final product, so do I, more with the intent of isolating an event in the subject' life. Whether pleasant or not, I strive to depict these events through paint, documents and found objects. Life's events shape our beings and these events are my pallet with regard to all my portraiture. While a subject in the past may infer their family or their own interests in their representations, I hope to display as much of their life as possible through my chosen mediums.
These works are paintings; it is my hope that they are perceived as such.
The aesthetic challenges of these works add a level of composition and form to otherwise quasi-conceptual work. I feel that aesthetic unity is important to my work, as well as conceptual integrity. I wish my portraits to have the ability to stand alone. I don't attempt to hide any meaning or subtle confined psychology that the viewer needs to work through in order to appreciate them.
Accessibility is paramount to my work. While the way I classify my work as portraiture and painting can and could be explored on levels outside overt content and aesthetics, they don't need to be. They are what they are. Paintings.
Again, Portraiture is my focus - now and for the foreseeable future. Why is this important my artistic explorations? The tradition of portraiture in any form lends itself to topics, history, psychology and painting. I intend to pursue this course of exploration for some time, as to not do so would be a true failure and a gimmicky, limited body of work. The challenge I have before me is to do my best to create work that explore my subjects as completely as possible. I doubt I will ever accomplish this, but the push toward this goal is what matters. My individual pieces are self contained, yet part of many narratives and events. I hope when each subject is developed via my paintings, their lives can be seen for what they are. The observer can be the judge of their character and historic importance.
I'm a Creative Director and Video/Performance artist based in Montclair, NJ. Please download my resume for contact info.
Picture above: The Rotunta Family. My Grandmothers side of the family.
Cranbrook Academy of Art- MFA (Painting)
Bloomfield Hills, MI Elective in 2D Design Department.
Spring semester 1999
Montclair State University- BA – Studio Art (Painting/Filmmaking)
Upper Montclair, NJ
Art by America: A Review of 2-Dimensional Contemporary Art
The Art House
3453 N Albany
Arts on Elston
3446 N Albany
Chicago, IL 60618
Crooked Tree Arts Center 2014 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition
Crooked Tree Arts Center
461 E. Mitchell
Petoskey, MI 49770
Jersey City, NJ
2012 International Art Festival
Museum of Russian Art
Jersey City, NJ
Eclectic Collection of Short Films
South Orange, NJ
Individual Deconstruction, Video/Art/Music festival
Soil Gallery Seattle, WA
www.waxdetroit.com and www.cranbrookdesign.com
Featured on both websites.
Cranbrook Academy of Art Degree Show
Cranbrook Art Museum Bloomfield Hills, MI
City Without Walls, 23rd Annual New Members Show
One Gateway Center,
Street Level Newark, NJ 07102-1188 9/98-10/98
Jersey City Studio Tour
Jersey City, NJ
Montclair State University
Gallery 3 1/2
NJ Third Biannual Student and Alumni Exhibition
Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
I was born and raised in Newark NJ. I attended Montclair State University and graduated from there with a BA in Studio Art with a dual concentration in painting and filmmaking. While at Montclair State I exhibited at Gallery 3 1/2 in the Calcia Fine Arts Building at Montclair State University and at the Third Biannual Student and Alumni Exhibition at Westbeth Gallery in NY. Upon graduating I traveled to Australia where I lived and worked for six months. After I returned to the US I exhibited in the Jersey City Studio Tour in Jersey City and the City Without Walls, 23rd Annual New Members Show at One Gateway Center in Newark NJ.
In 1998 I attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art where I studied painting. At Cranbrook I showed at the Forum Gallery and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Degree Show in the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I graduated with an MFA in May of 2000. In April of 2001 I had a live showing of my video work at a film and music festival calledIndividual Deconstruction in Ypsilani, MI. In June 2001 I exhibited at Soil Gallery in a show titled Unbecomingin Seattle WA. I showed at the Detroit Contemporary in Detroit Michigan and I took part in a Film festival called Film: Eclectic Collection of Short Films at the Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ. In 2012 I exhibited in the International Art Festival at the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City.
I currently reside in West Orange, NJ.
Translation of the above picture.
Set up by a computer, the quirky wonder of a detailed arrangement.
Tina Glengary / Creative Strategist
Tina has been living with her boyfriend Evan in a 1LDK (1 Living Dining Kitchen) in Brooklyn for half a year. They picked items that are highly designed and fresh. They had trouble placing the furniture they had from before, so the whole process of space and furniture placement design was simulated by a computer. As a result, a wonderful and orderly layout was completed. Whether it is paintings, bear artwork, or a lot of figurines, it is perfectly cute, tasteful and original.
1. Living Room. The pink painting is by an artist friend, Nick D'Angelo.
2. Tina and her (love) dog Claire.
3. Chinese-made antique where small items are placed, and if you look closer you will see that it's placed on its side.
4. From the music room, through the living room, the book shelves are in a row. Bear artwork found on the net, created by a craft designer called Gaia.
5. Both of them like to collect children's toys, and the collection is placed in a row.
[ translation by Dominique Mao.]
Picture above: A page from "Anan Magazine"