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Anne Percoco

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Birthplace
Boston

Birth year
1982

Lives in
Jersey City

Works in
Jersey City

Website

Statement

I make art not by creating something completely new, but by reorganizing what is already there. My process is resourceful, responsive, curious, and playful. I respond to my immediate surroundings, especially to found materials. I treat found materials as artifacts to be learned from. For this reason, my work is often tactile and immediate, with a sensitivity to texture. Each material has its own formal properties, as well as historical, cultural, and environmental resonances. I spend as much time exploring and researching as I do making.

My site and community based work keeps me grounded; I appreciate the challenges of learning from and communicating with a diverse audience. When making work for a gallery setting, I enjoy greater control and freedom. I make room in my practice for both ways of working and showing.

ANNE PERCOCO

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Born in Boston in 1982. Lives and works in Jersey City.

EDUCATION:

2008        M.F.A., Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

2005        B.A., Drew University, Madison, NJ

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2012      Make Shift, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011      Field Studies, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009      Walking In the City, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath College of Fine Art, Bangalore, India

2008      Kilmer Shrines, Mason Gross Galleries at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

PUBLIC PROJECTS:

2011    Gowanus Shrines, with Gowanus Studio Space and the Sea Worthy festival, Brooklyn, NY

            Shrine Walk, with Elastic City and Residency Unlimited, Queens, NY

2010    Canopy, with the DUMBO Arts Festival and A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009    Test Drive, with Bangalore Artists Center and the Asian Cultural Council, Bangalore, India

2008    Weather Shield For A Migrant Dwelling, with Sandarbh Workshop For Site-Specific Art and

           the Asian Cultural Council, Partapur, India

           Indra’s Cloud, with Friends of Vrindavan and the Asian Cultural Council, Vrindavan, India

  Kilmer Shrines Walking Tours, with Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts,       Piscataway, NJ

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2011    On the Road, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA (catalog)

           Water Water Every Where, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalog)

            The Purposeful Garden, FIGMENT Festival, New York, NY

            Sea Worthy, EFA Project Space, New York, NY

            Insatiable, Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

             The Missing Link, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY

2010    I Stole It, I Borrowed It, I Broke It, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY

            Delegation and Fact Finding Mission, Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia

            Convergence, Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY

           Gihon River Collective, CopyO9O9 Gallery, London, UK

            Departures, Ben Shahn Galleries at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

            Barter Town, Duarte Square, New York, NY

           The Caged Bird Sings, Alfa Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ

2009    Blackout, The Waterpod, New York, NY

          It’s Not Easy, Exit Underground at Exit Art, NYC

           Flora: Growing Inspirations, United States Botanical Garden, Washington D.C. (catalog)

            Is This Recyclable? Under Minerva Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Landscape and Memory, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

           Out of House and Home; Parachute Factory, New Haven, CT

2008    Outside Over There, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ  (catalog)

           Doppelganger, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

          Fresh Meat/Young Blood, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ

          Postcards From China, Hungry’s Gallery, Houston, TX

2007       ArtHaus UnFair 07, The Arthaus, Miami Beach, FL

            The Nature of Duality, Hudson County Arts Annual, Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

             The Scavenger Hunter's Cookbook, Collaborative Arts, Highland Park, NJ

2006      First Year Review, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2005       Art Event, Y.O.H. Gallery, Yonkers, NY

             Taboo, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

2004    New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

GRANTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES:

2011    Project Grant, Puffin Foundation

2010    Fellowship, A.I.R. Gallery

            Artist-In-Residence, Residency Unlimited, New York, NY

            Smack Mellon Hot Pick

2009    Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Artist-In-Residence, Bangalore Artists Centre, Bangalore, India

Artist-In-Residence, Sandarbh Workshop for Site-Specific Art, Partapur, India

2008    Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council

2007    Project Development Grant, Dispatx

2005    Project Grant, Yellow Fox Foundation

Recent Exhibits

Anne Percoco participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 Elastic City Spring Benefit
EFA Project Space
 
May, 2013 Elastic City Spring Benefit
EFA Project Space
 
Mar, 2013 40/40: A Double Vision
A.I.R. Gallery
 
Dec, 2012 Not-So-Silent Benefit
FLUX FACTORY
 
Apr, 2012 The Life Instinct
NURTUREart Gallery
 
Feb, 2012 Under Cover
Decker Gallery
 
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