Sculptor and Professor of Fine Arts
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Experience

2019 - 2020 • Buffalo Creek Art Center, Gardnerville, NV (5-month Residency)

  • Created a 23’ site specific kinetic piece for Permanent Collection of the sculpture park

2019 • Sculpture Space, Utica, NY (2-month Residency)

  • Collaborated with an international group of sculptors in experimental media 

  • Curated and organized outdoor sculpture installation of Dutch sculptor, PJ Bruhnick’s work  

  • Created a 14’ mixed media sculpture that is currently on view in Hudson Yards, NYC                              

2007 - 2018 • Adjunct Professor, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

  • 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 that introduced students to casting aluminum, bronze, and iron

  • Built new equipment to supplement facilities utilizing lost wax method, introducing ceramic shell process to program

  • Initiated new processes: resin sand mold, ceramic shell, direct wax modeling, and direct burnouts in conjunction with digital process and 3d PLA prints

  • Developed and implemented an experiential pedagogical model titled Creative Enterprise

2017 Visiting Artist UNHCR, UNICEF, Bekaa Valley Syrian/Lebanon Border  

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

2013 • Adjunct Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ     

  • Liaised with site supervisors, overseeing 25 students working in various sites for 16 weeks: Bergen County Jail, Essex County Jail, Rockland Psychiatric Center 

  • Taught Art and Interaction, a truly remarkable course in which students gain experience with various inpatient populations and prisons through art practice

2009 - 2010  Adjunct Professor, Caldwell College 

  • Taught all levels of ceramics and sculpture

  • Responsible for 3D studio equipment and firing all the works on campus

2011 - 2013  Gallery Fellow, SoHo 20

  • Recipient of a 2-year fellowship

  • Solo exhibition

  • Implemented a mentorship program

 

2008 - 2012 • Vice President & Current Board Member, Sculptors Guild        

  • Responsible for overseeing yearly venue of exhibits 

  • Produced exhibition catalogue for Governors Island 

  • Coordinated installation of both indoor and outdoor works 

  • Designed a new tier for Guild structure, incorporating apprentices

Commercial Work

1999 - Present Freelance Commercial Sculptor, 515 Greenwich St, New York, NY

  • Curator for multiple public spaces in commercially held buildings throughout the New York / Tri-State area, curating commercial and residential spaces

  • Consult and import of marble and alabaster traveling to Volterra, Carrerra, and Pietrasanta, Italy for The Compleat Sculptor, NYC

  • Responsible for duplicating specific elements for historically sensitive sites

  • Create and caste architectural elements 

  • Commissioned to design build outs for Lord and Taylor, NYC holiday windows in 2012 and 2013

  • Work directly with architects and contractors to coordinate engineering with design needs  

  • Design and implement stage sets for dance companies and off-Broadway theaters 

Education

2003 - 2007

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

MFA, Summa Cum Laude, Deans Graduate Award 2007

1999 - 2003

Educational Alliance, New York, NY

1998

The New School, New York, NY

1994 - 1997

The Art Students League, New York, NY

1997

Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah, NJ

20 credits Art Ed Post Baccalaureate Work

1987 - 1995

Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah, NJ

BA, Summa Cum Laude

Honors & Awards
  • Lecturer at the International Iron Conference, May 2018

  • Awarded commission for collaborative work at Peace Center, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Fall 2017

  • Nomination for the Rome Prize

  • International Sculpture Center Residency at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, 2017

  • London Commission, 10'x6'x8’ commission commemorative sculpture, Manhasset, NY, 2016

  • All-American Makers TV series: expert on metal finishing for TV series, first episode aired February 2016

  • Indiana Limestone Symposium, artist residency, June 2016

  • NYC DOT Commission, Lemniscatus, Holland Tunnel Park, 2013

  • 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, 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, 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 "Take No Prisoners Maypole" in Venice, Italy (under lead architect Giampaolo Bigarello, assisting on-site installation in the Italian Pavilion), May 2007

  • Dean’s Graduate Award for Excellence in the School of Communications, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2007

  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer for "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 the American Red Cross (4 large 8’x10’ panels), 1999 - 2000

  • Commissioned a complete mural (encompassing a 30’x8’x8’ 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
  • Sculpture Magazine, Insider, pg. 72, January/February 2018

  • The Record, "Met Museum", January 5, 2018

  • Newsday, Luxury Living, "London Legacy, London Jewelers celebrates 90 year anniversary with commemorative Installation", June 2, 2016

  • Discovery Channel All-American Makers Show, segment on chrome finishing, aired February 2016

  • The Record, "Sculptures!", October 8, 2015

  • The Daily Voice, "The Belskie Museum presents Sculpture!", October 10, 2015

  • Bergen, "Get your Art on", September 2015

  • BC The Mag, "Leonia’s Garden of Sculptural Delights", July/August 2015

  • Gazzetta Uficiale, "Le Scultore di Gina Miccinilli", October 2014

  • Downtown Express, "Undercover", July 17, 2013

  • Scoopy’s The Village Newspaper, July 18, 2013

  • Hartford Current, "Heartfelt Prison Art in New Haven Show", April 2012

  • Grounds for Sculpture, "Winter Wonders", December 2011 - February 2012

  • Sculpture Magazine, "Governors Island", November 2010 

  • Design NJ, "Public Sculpture", August/September 2010 

  • NBC News featured a video segment of my work on Governors Island, 2010

  • Cultural Politics, “Nancy Spero’s War: Maypole/Take No Prisoners”, May 2009

Curatorial Projects

2003 - 2008 Independent Professional Curator contracted for Public Lobby Spaces in NYC

2008 "Elemental", Puffin Foundation (a nonprofit arts organization), Teaneck, NJ

2008 "Boyd Sculpture Park Inaugural Show", Outdoor Sculpture Park, Leonia, NJ

  • Accountable for concept development, selection of works, shipping and receiving

  • Responsible for determining footings for all pieces involving concrete pads and rebar

  • Coordinated the development and production of catalogs in collaboration with students 

2006 • "Up From The Earth", Puffin Foundation (a nonprofit arts organization), Teaneck, NJ

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