RESUME

Gina Miccinilli
ginamiccinilli.com

Sculptor and Professor of Fine Arts

Experience

2019-2020  Buffalo Creek Art  Center  Gardnerville NV  

  • 5 month 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 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 Creative Enterprise 

  • 2019   Sculpture Space  Utica NY  2 month residency - 

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

  • 2019  Buffalo Creek Art  Center  Gardnerville NV

  • 2.5 month residency  created a 23’  site specific kinetic piece  for   Permanent collection of the sculpture park 

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 week /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 the 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 New York/Tri-State area, curating commercial/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 2012/2013

  • 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    MFA, Summa Cum Laude, Deans Graduate Award 2007, William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ

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    BA, Summa Cum Laude, Ramapo College of NJ – Mahwah, NJ


Honors & Awards

  • Lecturer at the International Iron Conference, May 2018

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

  • Nomination for the Rome Prize

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

  • 2016 London Commission, 10x6x8’ 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

  • 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, NYC 

  • Organized first Sculptors Guild iron pour for DUMBO Arts Festival/Pouring oron 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 “Take No Prisoners Maypole,” 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 (“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

  • Commissioned a complete 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

  • 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

  • The Record, “Sculptures!”, October 8, 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” 2010, November 2010 

  • Design NJ, “Public Sculpture”, Aug/Sept 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 – Puffin Foundation (a nonprofit arts organization), Teaneck, NJ – “Elemental” 

2008 – Outdoor Sculpture Park, Leonia, NJ – “Boyd Sculpture Park Inaugural Show”

  • 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 – Puffin Foundation (a nonprofit arts organization), Teaneck, NJ – “Up From The Earth”