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Irene Gennaro


Artist Biography

Solo exhibitions include: The Sculptors Guild, NY / The Trenton City Museum, NJ / The Washington Co. Museum of Fine Art, Md. / Broadway Windows, NYU / LaGuardia C. College, NY / Edison C. College, Fl. / R.I.S.D. / Washington Square Windows, NYU / 55 Mercer Gallery, NY / Snug Harbor, C. Center, NY / The Kentuck Museum, Al. / Sinclair College, Ohio / J. J. College, NY / Rosenthal Library, Queens College and Elgin C. College, Ill. /

Noted curator Ruth Newman - “The daughter of a Sicilian stone carver, Gennaro’s father has been a potent creative influence in her life. As a second generation carver, Gennaro bears witness to a unique cultural history that she has reshaped and made her own." Transformed animals, symbols, memento mori, mythology and familial memories inform the essence of Gennaro’s sculptures. Awards: The 1st internationalopenartsresidency, Erétria, Greece / Fellowship & Stipend The National Academy Museum, NY / The Bronze Casting Award, Polich Art Works / Symposium, La Féte Internationale de La Sculpture de Saint-Jean-Port-Joly, Quebec, Ca.

Quote: “Her integrity of relation to wood goes beyond the facile or the academic into the realm of the touched and the modeled, the plastically inspired;” Gerrit Henry, The Responsibility of Dreams, Washington Co. Museum of Fine Art, 2002


The sculptures I create arise from my dreams or visual encounters. These images are I believe harvested from the subconscious. It is a method of realization that surprises and delights me while generously nurturing my work.

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