Carol Caputo is an artist who works in a variety of media. In a search for new methods to "read the city", Caputo creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. Her artworks establish a link between the landscapes'reality and abstract impressionism.
By applying abstraction, she investigates the dynamics of photographic landscape, manipulated with drawing and paint to change our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
Her works are often classified as part of the new romantic movement because of the desire for the local in the unfolding globalized world. However, this reference is not intentional, as this kind of art is part of the collective memory. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, she creates work through labour-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a personal journey. Inspired by a nineteenth-century tradition, her romantic urban works are often about connecting architecture with basic living elements. How we connections is essensial to humanity.
Carol Caputo's career is a collage of award-winning creative projects.
For more than 40 years her illustrations and designs have appeared in magazines
and theater productions, on posters and on TV. An early leader in her field,
she led the way for a new generation of women artist. Carol is restless and eclectic
and she challenges her craft that she learned at the School of Visual Arts as one of its first female recipients of a full scholarship. Her paintings, drawings, sculptures and films have been exhibited at the Art Directors Club, the Society of Illustrators, Lever House,
as well as in numerous galleries.
|1960||School of Visual Arts, NY, First woman to receive full scholarship|
|1970||Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, Apparel Design|
|1972||New York University, NY Film|
|2013||Collections in Digital, Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn, New York|
|2011||Remains of the Day, St Peters Theater Gallery, New York, New York|
|2011||Digital Drawing and Painting, The Durst Organization, New York, NY|
|2010||LandEscapes, The Boston Properties, Atrium Gallery, New York, NY|
|2009||Remains of the Day, Altec Gallery, Central PA College, Summerville, PA|
|2008||Drawing Conclusions, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY|
|2007||Drawing Conclusions, LaGuardia Community College, NY|
|2005||Drawing Conclusions, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas|
|2004||The Rhythm in Me, Solo, New World Gallery, NY|
|2004||Evidence In Motion, Solo Show, Broadway Gallery, NY|
|2014||Town Tennis Gallery, The Art of Tennis, New York, NY|
|2011||Console of Italy, 150 Anniversary of Italian Unity Philadelphia, PA|
|2010||Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn, NY, Award Winner|
|2008||International Group Show, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY|
|2008||International Group Show, Soho Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY|
|2007||World Culture Open Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY|
|2007||On Your Mark, Spencer town Academy of Arts, Spencertown, NY|
|2005||Interface, Solo Show, Studio 621, 22 East 17th St, NY|
|2004||Artist Against Abuse, Group Show, East Hampton, NY|
|2003||Lost and Found, Solo Show at Studio 621, 22 East 17th St, NY|
|2002||Project Return, Group Long Shore Country Club, Westport CT|
|2001||Where Art Meets Fashion, Roberto Cavelli, New York|
|2001||Project Return, Fairfield University, Fairfield CT|
|1997||John Cusano Gallery, in Westport, CT|
|1996||The Stamford Center for the Arts Gallery, Stamford CT|
|1995||The Silvermine Guild Gallery, Silvermine, CT|
|1995||Paper, Rock, Scissors, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT|
|1995||Artspace, New Haven, CT|
|1994||Group Show, Richardson Vicks Gallery Stamford, CT|
|2015||Easy Riders, Carol Caputo, Amazon|
|2015||Bechakh Krahula, 500 Tangled Artworks|
|2014||Impressions of the City, Carol Caputo, Amazon|
|2010||PRN Radio, Virgina Reed, A Women Perspective, NY, Dec, 3|
|2010||Stonbraker, Leslie, "Collective Film IRUBNY", New York Press, Nov 11|
|2010||Scull, Adam, Interview, "Carol Caputo", ArtWorldTalks.com, Nov 2, Episode 18|
|2010||Niyego, Tchera, Review "LandEscapes",Carol Caputo, NY Arts Magazine, Oct/Nov issue, page 26. (With Reproduction)|
|2006||Doty, Olga, "Challenges of Digital Reproduction", NY Arts Magazine, July/Aug, pg 35. (with reproduction) Levy, Darren, Radio Interview, "Citywide", WNYU 89.1FM, June. "Above and Beyond: IRUBNY", The New Yorker, May, 08, pg 21|
|2005||Artists Voices, interview, "The Color of Motion: Carol Caputo", Berliner Kunst, pg 66. (with reproductions) 2004 Somerstein, Rachel, "Carol Caputo Paints Rhythms", Berliner Kunst, Nov/Dec, pg 71. (with reproductions) Poone, Annie, "Feature: City Sketchbook", Berliner Kunst, Sept/Oct, pg 24. (with reproduction) Ponderose, Eva, "Bringing the Street into the Gallery", Berliner Kunst, May/June. (with reproduction) Caputo, Carol, "Sketching the City: An Artists Statement", Berliner Kunst, March/April, pg 72. (with reproduction) Doty, Olga, "Writer" Picks: Musical Colors of Carol Caputo", NY Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb., pg 53. (with reproduction)|
|2001||"Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art Guide", New York Times,
May 1, (with reproduction)
IRUBNY, Community Arts Initiative inspired by the work of Carol Caputo.
This site-specific art event began in May 2006. Since then IRUBNY has collaborated
with the Brooklyn Museums arts education program, Solomon, B. Guggenheim museum
and the Museum of Art and Design community outreach programs.
A documentary, titled, IRUBNY has been featured in many Film Festivals.
Impressions Of the City, was published in 2015.