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Jenn Cacciola
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge



ARTIST STATEMENT: Jenn Cacciola is a NYC-based artist and educator originally hailing from Port Chester, NY. Through variety of texture and use of extensive layering, her work investigates the intersection between the specificity of our world—of a face—and the depth of the unknowable in reality. Her pieces take form in tapestry, sculpture, painting, and installation—sometimes involving audio components. Isolation, aging, vulnerability, and the ways in which all of these factors affect our ability to know one another serve as just a few themes in her work. This often results in images utilizing portraiture or forms of anthropomorphism. Additional studies in Chemistry and Art History support her constant inquiry into the properties of various materials that enable them to evoke certain “personalities” in this process. In an effort to understand what it means to honestly be "moved," many of her works address viewers individually, sometimes imposing themselves or calling to viewers in a way that physically establishes an almost private relationship between the piece and its visitor. Her current endeavors include large-scale, layered, textured tapestries involving audio interviews, which induce a sense of familiarity and intimacy for viewers. Jenn received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts from SUNY Purchase School of Art + Design. She has exhibited in various New York venues and has been awarded Artist-in-Residence positions at the Sheen Center For Thought & Culture in Manhattan, NY and Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, VA. Her works can be found in the National Parks Foundation’s public collection and in private collections within the United States and Europe. She has most recently joined the governing body of Openings Artist Collective. Jenn is currently the Chair of the Art Department and Studio Arts Teacher for Grades 9-12 at St. Joseph High School in Brooklyn. She has previously taught Art in Brooklyn PreK-8 private schools, and worked as an Art Educator with the New-York Historical Society, the NARS Foundation, and Wingspan Arts. She has also assisted in art forensic and conservation projects for collections at the Hispanic Society of America Museum, PepsiCo Sculpture Garden, and TONDO Art Forensics Lab in Budapest, Hungary.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Education
2015 BS Visual Arts, cum laude, SUNY Purchase College School of Art + Design, Purchase, NY
Minors: Chemistry, Art History

Exhibitions
2018 East Village Arts Festival, Group Exhibition, Tompkins Square Library, New York, NY
2018 Barabbas’s Garden, Solo Exhibition, The Sheen Center, New York, NY
2018 Dark Nostalgia, Group Exhibition, Con Artist Collective & Gallery, New York, NY
2017 East Village Arts Festival, Group Exhibition, Tompkins Square Library, New York, NY
2017 TRUTH, Group Exhibition, BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Respect, Group Exhibition, The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
2017 I See What You See, But I See More, Group Exhibition, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2016 96.8 Miles Brooklyn to Saugerties, Group Exhibition, Emerge Art Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2015 BFA Thesis Show, Group Exhibition, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
2015 Leitmotif, Opus 21, Solo Exhibition, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
2014 Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind At Play, Exhibition Assistant, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Residencies
2017 Artist-In-Residence, The Sheen Center, New York, NY
2017 Artist-In-Residence, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, VA


Lectures & Presentations
2018 Barabbas’ Garden Artist Talk, sponsored by the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture and
Crossroads Cultural Center, Sheen Center, New York NY
2018 Art Fears Artist Panel Discussion, sponsored by the Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library,
Brooklyn, NY
2015 In the Instant, Everything: A Photography Exhibition, sponsored by Crossroads
Cultural Center, Crossroads Auditorium, New York, NY
2015 The Light of the Resurrection at the Peripheries of the World: Art of Fr. Ruggeri,
sponsored by Human Adventure Corporation, NY Encounter 2015, Metropolitan Pavilion,
New York, NY
2014 The Rediscovered Face, sponsored by Human Adventure Corporation, NY
Encounter 2014, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY


Teaching Positions
2018-Pres. Art Teacher, St. Joseph High School, Brooklyn, NY (Forthcoming, Fall 2018)
2017-2018 Teaching Artist, Wingspan Arts, New York, NY
2016-2018 Art Educator, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
2017 Family Workshop Teaching Artist, NARS Foundation, New York, NY
2015-2017 K-8 Art Teacher, St. Bernadette’s School, Brooklyn, NY
2015-2016 PreK3-8 Art Teacher, St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Fine Arts Camp Director, Rye YMCA Summer Camp, Rye, NY
2014 Teaching Assistant, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY (Chemistry and the Arts)

Publications/Catalogues
2017 Farewell to the Highlands Featured in Average Art Magazine, February 15th, 2018. Pages 8-9.


Collections
National Parks Service, Manassas National Battlefield Park Collection, Manassas, VA
Private Collections in Brooklyn, NY; Manhattan, NY; Westchester, NY; Troy, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington,
DC; Milan, Italy; and Budapest, Hungary.



Conservation and Research
2014-2016 Conservation Intern, Hispanic Society of America Museum, New York, NY - Performed
art forensic examination services and restoration assistance for painted works in collection.
2014-2016 Conservation Assistant, New York Metropolitan Area - Included work with various
conservators on PepsiCo and Rockefeller Estate sculpture collections.
2015 Conservation Assistant, Jacob Leisler Memorial, New Rochelle, NY - Provided material
analysis assistance and XRF device training to conservator.
2014 Research and Analysis Assistant, TONDO Art Forensics Lab, Budapest, Hungary -
Conducted historical and material research to authenticate clients’ paintings.
 








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