About

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I am a crafter of stories, some written but mostly drawn.  I grew up in Upstate New York with an unconventional family that instilled in me a love of bird watching and collecting antique typewriters.  I feel most at comfort with a pencil in my hand, a good book on my nightstand, and my family by my side.

After receiving two Bachelor degrees in Studio Art and Art History and a Masters in Art Education, I became a high school art teacher by day and an artist by night. I think of my work as a visual memoir of my struggles and achievements.  I explore the themes of loss, family, mental illness, and the fragility of life.  I strive to find meaning in contradictions, and to make connections between both the pivotal and mundane moments of life with the use of symbolism and simplicity.

While I use a variety of mediums, I primarily enjoy using Colored Pencil, Graphite Pencil, Ballpoint Pen, and the occasional Oil Paints on paper and wood. I still live in Upstate New York, surrounded by corn fields and distant horizon lines, with my husband and two children.  


Local artist, Mandi Antonucci, spends countless hours meticulously drawing every piece of art she works on. Using colored pencils as her preferred medium, she is able to create vivid images that practically jump off the page. Take a look. Aired 9/8/17.

Education

2004  ||  Masters of Art Education, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

2003  ||  BS in Studio in Art and Art History, Nazareth College, Rochester NY

 

Exhibition Record

2018 August - October  || Dwell, Explorations of Being, Davison Art Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

2018 August - October  || Upstate New York Drawing Invitational, Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY

2018 June - July  || 6x6, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2018 June  || Shared Spaces, Group Show, Arts Center Gallery Nazareth College, Rochester NY

2018 June  || Art Educator Invitational, Group Show, Bevier Gallery, Rochester NY

2018 Jan - March  ||  Rotating Art Program, Group Show, Bausch + Lomb's Rochester Optics Center, Rochester NY

2017-2018 Dec - Jan  ||  27th Annual Members Exhibition, Group Show, Rochester Conemorary Art Center, Rochester NY

2017 Oct - Dec  ||  Winter 2017 Exhibit, Group Show, Dansville ArtWorks, Dansville NY

2017 Sep - Oct  ||  (Dis)Connect, Solo Show, Makers Gallery, Rochester NY

2017 June - July  ||  6x6, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2017 June  ||  Shared Spaces, Group Show, Arts Center Gallery Nazareth College, Rochester NY

2017 June  ||  Art Educator Invitational, Group Show, Joy Gallery, Rochester NY

2017 May - July  ||  Utopia / Dystopia, Group Show, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs      NY

2016 October - April  ||  2017 National Art Education Association Member Exhibition, NAEA Gallery, Alexandria VA

2017 March  ||  Women’s Work, Group Show, The Yards, Rochester NY

2016 October - February  ||  Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs NY

2016 September - October  ||  Fall Exhibit, Group Show, Dansville ArtWorks, Dansville NY

2016 September  ||  Benefit for Multiple Sclerosis, Group Show, Makers Gallery,   Rochester NY

2016 July - October  ||  Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs NY

2016 June  ||  Shared Spaces, Group Show, Arts Center Gallery Nazareth      College, Rochester NY

2016 June  ||  Art Educator Invitational, Group Show, Gallery R, Rochester NY

2016 February  ||  Dyptych, Group Show, Makers Gallery, Rochester NY

2016 January - March  ||  New Works, Group Show, Rochester Brainery, Rochester NY

2015 July - September  ||  Solo Show, Sweet Arts Bakery, Geneseo NY

2015 June  ||  Benefit for Peru, Group Show, Makers Gallery, Rochester NY