gina miccinilli


 Gina Miccinilli
29 Morris Ave Mahwah, NJ US  07430 mobile: 201.965.2054

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2006-Present AdjunctProfessor

William Paterson University
Experienced in teaching fundamentals of drawing, life drawing, mixed media and new forms sculpture, figurative sculpture, ceramics, senior thesis, graduate critique, and foundry
Designed and implemented new course (foundry, casting metal sculpture; undergrad & grad)
Organized the first annual collaborative iron symposium at William Paterson University working with Ramapo
College of NJ, Buffalo State College, and professional fine artists;
Selected and secured guest lecturers from foundries, mold makers and professional artists\
Identified and arranged for visiting artists to provide studio critiques to students
Collaborate with Gallery director and assist in community outreach programming and events
Reintroduced a defunct foundry program Introduced students to casting aluminum, bronze, and iron
Built new equipment to supplement facilities utilizing lost wax method, introducing ceramic shell 
Developed and implemented an experiential pedagogical model Creative Enterprise


2017- Visiting Artist  Teaching and outreach UNHCR, Unicef- Bekaa Valley Lebanon

commissioned to create a collaborative installation combining the efforts of local villagers and Syrian Refugees


2009-2010 Caldwell College

Sculpture and Ceramics 

Ramapo College
 Teaching Art and Interaction, a truly remarkable course in which students gain experience with various inpatient populations through art practice

Sculptors Guild Executive Board Member
2008 – 2011 Vice President
Responsible for overseeing yearly venue of exhibits
Produced exhibition catalogue for Governors Island
Coordinated installation of both indoor and outdoor works
Currently preparing new rotating exhibition space in Brooklyn, NY
Designed a new tier for Guild structure, incorporating apprentices

Soho 20 Gallery Fellow
2011 - 2013
Fellow Soho 20 Gallery – New York, NY
Recipient of a 2-year fellowship

Commercial Work
1999 - Present
Freelance Commercial Sculptor – 515 Greenwich St. New York, NY
Managing accounts throughout New York tri-state area, curating commercial/residential spaces
Consult and Importer of Marble and Alabaster traveling to Volterra, Carrerra, and Pietrasanta for The Compleat Sculptor, Van Dam St NYC
Responsible for duplicating specific elements for historically sensitive sites
Creating and casting architectural elements
Commissioned to design build outs Lord and Taylor, NYC holiday windows 2012,2013
Working directly with architects and contractors to coordinate needs
Designing and implementing stage sets for dance companies and off-Broadway theaters
Responsible for the production of Countdown – Theater for a New Audience, December 2005

Education
2003-2007 MFA Summa Cum Laude/ Deans Graduate Award 2007 William Paterson University Educational Alliance – New York, NY
1999-2003 The New School – New York, NY
1994-1997The Art Students League – New York, NY
1990-1995Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ (20 credits Art Ed Post Baccalaureate Work) BA Summa Cum Laude, Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ

Honors & Awards
▪  Awarded commission for collaborative work at Peace Center in Bekaa Valley Lebanon
▪  International Sculpture Center Residency at Mana Contemporary
▪  London Commission 10x6x8’ commission commemorative sculpture Manhasset, NY
▪  All-American Makers TV series: expert on metal finishing for tv series, first episode aired feb 2016
▪  National Sculpture Society Conference Guest lecturer
▪  Indiana Limestone Symposium artist residency June 2016
▪  2013 NYC DOT Commission Lemniscatus, Holland Tunnel Park
▪  Visiting artist, Buffalo State College, spring 2013
▪  Excellence in Fine Arts Award and grant. spring 2012
▪  Invited Juror for NAWA Best in Show 2012
▪  Engineered new materials for large scale 3D outdoor architectural element: : La Preserva, Allen St NYC
▪  Organized first Sculptors Guild iron pour for DUMBO Arts Festival – Pouring Iron as a public event, fall 2011/fall 2012
▪  Awarded a 2-year Fellowship in July 2011 at Soho 20 Gallery in Chelsea, NY (solo show May 2013)
▪  Featured in international collection of Edmund Vale, UK, 2010
▪  Elected Vice President, the Sculptors Guild, 2010
▪  Presented new methods in casting at the International Science and Art Symposium – Pratt University,March 2009
▪  Commissioned to create multiple panels of 7’x8’ figurative bas reliefs for Wagaraw Reservation in Texas, October 2008
▪  Venice Biennale – assistant to Nancy Spero in installation of her piece “Take No Prisoners Maypole,”
          (under lead architect Giampaolo Bigarello assisting on-site installation), May 2007
▪  Dean’s Graduate Award for Excellence in the School of Communications, William Paterson University 
▪  Visiting Artist and Lecturer (“The inherent meaning of iron as a medium”), Buffalo State College – Buffalo, NY 2007
▪  Mermaid Trophy, Coney Island Parks Commission, 2007
▪  Invited by the Saint Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design, Russia, as a Visiting Artist, 2003
▪  Commissioned painting for American Red Cross (4 large 8’x10’ panels), 1999-2000
▪  Mahwah Public Library Commission mural (encompassing a 30’ x 8’ x 8’ story tower ), 1997-1998
▪  Dean’s Graduate Award, Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ, 1995
▪  BA Summa Cum Laude and Student Achievement Award, Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ, 1995
▪  Commencement Speaker, Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ, 1995

Press
The Record October 8, 2015 “Sculptures!
Newsday Luxury Living “London Legacy, London Jewelers celebrates 90 year anniversary with commemorative Installation” June 2, 2016
Discovery Channel All-American Makers Show aired February 2016 segment on chrome finishing
The Record October 8, 2015 “Sculptures!
The Daily Voice October 10, 2015 “The Belskie Museum presents Sculpture!”
Bergen September 2015 “Get your Art on”
BC The Mag July/August 2015 “Leonia’s Garden of Sculptural Delights”
The Record October 8, 2015 “Sculptures!
Downtown Express “Undercover” – July 17, 2013
Scoopy’s The Village Newspaper – July 18, 2013
Hartford Current April 2012 “Heartfelt Prison Art in New Haven Show”
Grounds for Sculpture “Winter Wonders” December 2011-February 2012
 Sculpture Magazine “Governors Island” 2010 in November 2010
 Design NJ Aug/Sept 2010 “Public Sculpture”
NBC news featured a video segment of my work on Governors Island, 2010
Cultural Politics May 2009 “Nancy Spero’s War: Maypole/Take no Prisoners”

Curatorial Projects
2003-08- Independent Professional Curator contracted for Public Lobby Spaces in NYC
2006 - Puffin Foundation Teaneck, NJ – “Up From The Earth” 2008 - Puffin Foundation (a nonprofit arts organization), Teaneck, NJ – “Elemental”
2008 - Outdoor Sculpture Park, Leonia, NJ – “Boyd Sculpture Park Inaugural Show”


Exhibitions
2017 Mana Contemporary ISC exhibit 
2017 Mana Contemporary CONstruct 
2017 Westbeth Gallery 75 ReView
2017 Governors Island Guild at 75
2016 William Paterson University faculty show
2016 Chaim Gross Museum NYC Growth

2016 Angel Orensanz Foundation NYC 2016 Art Hearts Foundation 
2015 Belskie Museum Sculpture
2015 Ramapo College of New Jersey With me 
2013 William Paterson University Material Matters 
2012 William Paterson University faculty Show 
2011 Soho 20 – New York, NY Follies 
2011 Grounds for Sculpture – Hamilton, NJ White Hot  
2011 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ Faculty show 
2011 Governors Island – New York, NY Intersections 
2011 Gallery of Contemporary Art – Fairfield, CT  Heat
2011 Broadway Gallery – New York, NY Sculpture 
2010 The Vault – Bridgeport, CT  Anniversary 
2010 239 Collective Gallery – Review 
2010 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ Faculty show 
2010 Governors Island – New York, NY Desire Provoekth 
2009 Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ Alumni Redux
2009 City Without Walls – Newark, NJ Ready to Unveil 
2009 Sacred Heart University – Fairfield, CT Air 
2009 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ
2009 Governors Island – New York, NY
2008 Buffalo State College – Buffalo, NY
2008 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ
2008 Ear Up Gallery – New York, NY
2007 Sacred Heart University – Fairfield, CT
2007 Shore Inst. of Contemporary Art – Long Branch, NJ “Fresh Meat: Young Blood”
2007 W.P.U. Blackboard Gallery – Wayne, NJ 2007 Power Arts Annex – Wayne, NJ
2006 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ 2006 Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ 2005 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ 2004 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ 2003 William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ 2001 Grounds for Sculpture – Hamilton, NJ 1995 Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ 1994 Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ 1992 Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ                                                    






 

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