Rosaria Vigorito

… most events are inexpressible, taking place in a realm which, no word has ever entered, and more inexpressible than all else are works of art, mysterious existences, the life of which, while ours passes away, endures … (Quoting, Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

Rosaria Vigorito, DOPPELGÄNGER, mixed media, 76,2 x 50,8 cm, 2016

Rosaria Vigorito, DOPPELGÄNGER, mixed media, 76,2 x 50,8 cm, 2016

I am an Italian-American, a lesbian, a retired New York lawyer and law librarian professor, and an ovarian cancer survivor, but my calling is that of an artist.

 

Rosaria Vigorito, SELF EROSION, digitla mixed media, 30,48 x 68,60 cm, 2016

Rosaria Vigorito, SELF EROSION, digital mixed media, 30,48 x 68,60 cm, 2016

After a long hibernation, I rediscovered my childhood passion for art, as an adult.  Once reawakened to my innate passion, which I call my second coming out, I studied with various accomplished figurative artists in New York City, and went on to formalize my training by receiving my MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Arts of the New York Academy of Art, in 2003.

Following in the example of one of my inspirations, i.e., Picasso, with his perchance to reinvention and bold experimentation, my versatility extends to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and the focus of my more recent works, innovative digital mixed media collage – which incorporates the fusion of elements taken from different media, both non-digital and digital, and their manipulation in computer post-production.

Regardless of medium, I subscribe to the philosophy that art serves as a bridge from our primal essence to our higher selves, and to the divine. As such, my “aestus,” or passionate fire, and underlying motivation is to produce works intended to stimulate the senses, provoke emotional responses, elevate the spirit, and address issues dear to me.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2016 – Summer Sizzle, Broward Art Guild Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, USA
2016 – Art Santa Fe 2016, Contemporary Art Projects USA
2016 – Redeye Exhibit, ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, USA
2016 – “EROTIKA”, Art & Design Gallery, Miami, USA
2016 – Art-rageous, Tedd’s Art Works Gallery, Wilton Manors, USA – Third Prize Juried Pick
2016 – Photography & 3D-Sculpture, Broward Art Guild Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, USA
2016 – Art Florida Juried Exhibit, JM Family Enterprises Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, USA
2016 – Counter-Pose, Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Wynwood, USA
2016 – Specturm Indian Wells, Contemporary Art Projects, USA
2016 – 6th Annual Women in History, The Pride Center at Equality Park, Wilton Manors, USA
2015 – Premium Art Basel Season 2015, Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Wynwood, USA
2015 – Help-Hope-Nepal Mural Show, Spectrum Fair Miami 2015, Curated by the Contemporary Art Projects USA
2015 – Small Format/Affordable Art Exhibition, Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm, Curated by the Contemporary Art Projects, USA
2015 – Salon 2015 Juried Show, Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Wynwood, Honorific Mention in Photography
2008 – BWAC Group Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, NYC, USA
2008 – Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance Group Show (juried exhibition), Fort Lauderdale, USA
2004 – 4th Annual Orensanz International Arts, Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, NYC, USA
2003 – Vision of Your Dreams — Art Show, Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, NYC, USA
2003 – Graduate Diploma Project Exhibit, New York Academy, NYC, USA
1995 – Art Center of Northern New Jersey, Group Show, New Milford Art Show, USA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2008 – borgo fantasma, Photography exhibit and full-length documentary film premiere in Campania Italy
2007 – borgo fantasma, Vecchio Romagnano al Monte, Full-length documentary film in the New FilmMaker’s Festival at the NY Anthology of Film
2006 – Italian Ghost Town, Vecchio Romagnano al Monte, Italian American Museum
2006 – borgo fantasma, Vecchio Romagnano al Monte, Full-length documentary film, self-directed, filmed, edited (Final Cut) & subtitled
2005 – Italian Ghost Town/borgo fantasma, David Ryan Salon Gallery, 2003 & New 2004 Photographs
2004 – Italian Ghost Town/borgo fantasma, The Gallery at Chelsea Eye
2004 – Vecchio Romagnano al Monte, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
2003 – Il Vecchio Romagnano al Monte, CUNY School of Law
2002 – American Cancer Society Lesbian & Transgender Project, Langston Hughes Atrium, Schomburg Museum

ART EDUCATION
New York Academy of Art
Graduate School of Figurative Art
Masters in Fine Arts, May 2003
New York Academy of Art – Studied with Steven Assael, Sabin Howard, Leonard Petrillo, David Tomb & John Wellington, 1996-1998

Contact:
aestusart@gmail.com
http://rosariavigorito.com

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