I am a painter interested in creating abstract images that have metaphorical references. Water in particular has informed my work for many years because of its rich associations. I use it in its many forms in an abstract way as a metaphor for the physicality of life and our physical selves. I am very much drawn to the ideas that combine the gestures of Ab-Ex Abstraction, the serial qualities of Pop, the operatic gesture of the Baroque, the physical movement of the Japanese Gutai, and influences of ancient Chinese Landscape Painting, all infused with past and present personal histories. These multi-cultural influences inspire a collective referral to the history of art and allow my own personal expression to align with the cultural context which we live in today. The "Lotus Rising Series" shown here began in 2012-present. It was inspired by a poem by Cao Zhi (192-232), a poet who lived during the HAN Dynasty and Three Kingdoms Period of Chinese History. This particular poem offered me many rich metaphorical associations to create a body of work with. Born New York City Lives and works in New Hope, Pa. MFA Visual Arts, Vermont College of Fine Art M.A. Art, Montclair State University, NJ B.A. Art, The State University of New York at Albany Currently holds different positions as a Visiting Professor of Art at various universities. Has 17 + years teaching experience at this level (see bio on website for details) . Filomeno has exhibited in over 80 different galleries and museums both in the US and abroad. Countries such as Japan,China, Korea, Austria, Canada and Italy have shown her work. Her most recent representation was in NYC with the JCacciola Gallery in Chelsea. Her work has been placed in many corporate, museum and private collections over the course of her 35+ years career as an exhibiting artist. She has also been selected and featured in the recent book "100 Artists of the MidAtlantic ", written by E. Ashley Rooney, 2011. Her work has been published in many catalogues and also in the New York Times on several occasions. More extensive information can be found at her website. She was also invited to participate in 2 exhibitions in Japan, June and July 2015. "PAINTINGS-Ongoing Process" June 20-28, 2015 Kanazawa Citizen's Art Center http:/hcz02244.wix.com/paintings "WORKS on Paper 2015" June 20-July 12, 2015 Print Studio Gallery Kanazawa Yuwaku Sousaku no Mori Center for Crafts and Culture http:/hzc02244.wix.com/works-on-paper2015 Both exhibits are curated by Director Yasuyuki Uzawa and sponsored by The Japan-U.S. Art Exchange Exhibition Committee and also the Consul General of the United States Osaka-Kobe Japan. For more information please contact: Yasuyuki Uzawa Tokyo, Japan email:hzc02244@nifty.com tel & fax 03-5937-5427
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