About Carol Caputo

Photographed by Andrew Sciaulino

    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.