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Xanda McCagg

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20171030153128-36inx36in
Re-cognize, 2016 Oil Graphite On Canvas 36inx36in
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An Observation, 2017 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 55inx40in
20171030153546-majestic_36inx36in
Majestic, 2017 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 36inx36in
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Monument, 2017 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 72inx60in
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Behold, 2017 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 36inx36in
20171030153911-tribute_72inx60in
Tribute, 2017 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 72inx60in
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Push me Pull you, 2016 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 60inx48in
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Articulation, 2016 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 60inx50in
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Hartford
Birth year
12/30/1959
Lives in
New York City
Works in
New York City and Stonington CT
Schools
Boston University School of Visual Arts, 1986, BFA Art Education
BIO

 

BIO

  Xanda McCagg’s paintings have been shown in both individual and selected group exhibitions in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, and internationally in Paris France and Budapest, Hungary. Her abstract compositions, rooted in figurative concepts are made with oil, graphite and collage. McCagg’s work has been collected extensively by private individuals and is also in the Alliance Capital Management collection NY, and the  Posternak Blankstein & Lund collection Boston, MA.

Along with a BFA in Art Education from Boston University she has completed Fellowship and residencies at Can Serrat; Spain, C.A.M.A.C Marnay Sur Seine, France, The American Academy Rome; Italy, Visiting Artists and Scholars Program, The Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams MA, and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT. She balances her time between painting and running her business: Art Introductions, art tours and events with a social twist.  www.artintroductions.com

McCagg keeps a studio in Chelsea, NYC and in Stonington CT where her work can be seen by appointment. www.xandamccagg.com

Xanda McCagg’s paintings have been shown in both individual and selected group exhibitions in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, and internationally in Paris France and Budapest, Hungary. Her abstract compositions, rooted in figurative concepts are made with oil, graphite and collage. McCagg’s work has been collected extensively by private individuals and is also in the Alliance Capital Management collection NY, and the  Posternak Blankstein & Lund collection Boston, MA.

Along with a BFA in Art Education from Boston University she has completed Fellowship and residencies at Can Serrat; Spain, C.A.M.A.C Marnay Sur Seine, France, The American Academy Rome; Italy, Visiting Artists and Scholars Program, The Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams MA, and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT. She balances her time between painting and running her business: Art Introductions, art tours and events with a social twist. www.artintroductions.com

McCagg keeps a studio in Chelsea, NYC and in Stonington CT where her work can be seen by appointment. www.xandamccagg.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2017   Hostetler Gallery, Nantucket, MA Summer show

2016   Muse Gallery,  May Ohio Group show

2016   The Painting Center ,NYC June  The Retrieval of the Beautiful Group show

2016   Howard Park Institute, a window Gallery  Toronto Canada   

2015   M17 Projects space , New London CT  Sept “ Unfinished Task” Group show

2015   Muse Gallery, Hilton Head , SC  May  Grand opening

2014  Hostetler Gallery, Nantucket, MA August
2013  Studio 7D, April 2013 (solo)
2012  Galerie Charlot, Paris France Painting October 17-November 17th

2012   Ground Arts, NYC Paper: Work Group Exhibition, curated by Kelly Worman

2011   STANDPIPE Gallery, NYC   “Xanda McCagg Paintings” March 17th-April 9th

2011   POOL Art Fair, NYC    March 3-6

2011   Art 101, Brooklyn NY  “NEW WORK”  January 14th  – February 6th

2010   POOL Art Fair, Miami Florida December 4-6th

         Art 101 Miniatures ,  Brooklyn, NY December 1-23rd

           SideShow Gallery It’s A Wonderful 10th Brooklyn, NY January 9-February 20th

2009   Mystic Art Center 53rd Regional Juried Carolina Pedraza, juror, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

            ArtBridge ArtBridge: First Exposure 2009, Public Art Piece New York, NY

2008    Art Gotham Painting (solo) New York, NY October 1st – November  30th

            Stamford Art Association Faber Birren- National Color Award Show, Stamford, CT

Attleboro Arts Museum Out of the Blue- National Juried Exhibition, Attleboro, MA

Abstract EXPOsure Best in Show Winner, July Exhibition, abstractexposure.com, July

Projekt30 A Glass Darkly- Juried Online Competition, project30.com

2007            Michael Ingbar Gallery New York, NY

Mulry Fine Arts West Palm Beach, FL New Year – New Art

2006            Dana Hall School Between Generations, Wellesley, MA

SideShow Gallery War is Over Brooklyn, NY

2004            A.I.R. Gallery Sketches New York, NY

2003    2B Gallery 2nd International Hanger Show Budapest, Hungary

2002             Washington Square East Galleries 25t Small Works Barbara Millstein, Curator Brooklyn Museum of Art

Gallery 128 Pieces 5 Sylvia Netzer, Curator New York, NY

2001            Hungarian Consulate We Love Our Customers New York, NY

2000            A.I.R. Gallery Push Me Pull You New York, NY (solo)

Niack Small Matters New York, NY

1999 

A.I.R. Gallery Generations II New York, NY

Chamboultou Chamboultou (online gallery) New York, NY

1998         Washington Square East Galleries 21st Small Works New York, NY

1997  The Kent School Gallery Kent, CT (solo)

A.I.R. Gallery Generations New York, NY

Brooklyn Brewery Small Statements Brooklyn, NY

 

EDUCATION: 1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Education, Boston University, Boston, MA

FELLOWSHIPS RESIDECIES:

2013 Can Serrat:, ElBruc Spain  March residency
2011 December The American Academy, Rome Italy: Visiting Artists and Scholars Program

2011 October  C.A.M.A.C. Marnay Sur Seine, ,France   Painting Residency

1993 & 1995 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Painting
1994 Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA, Painting
1989 Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME, Stained Glass

 

 STATEMENT

At the core of my work is a fascination with the human experience. As an artist, I am observing and commenting on the human condition on both an intimate and global level. Exploring those points of contact between a solitary individual and her/his/its environment takes me to the untouched mental and physical space that separates us from and connects us to one another. The dichotomies we are affected by and that define us are the root and structure that informs my work.

While my work is abstract, the strength of my paintings comes from my training in the classical figurative tradition. I use classical principles both literally and metaphorically as the source vocabulary from which I develop my compositions. More specifically I am beginning to experiment with the addition of small pieces of collage to a canvas; accenting a central canvas with smaller canvases; and layering lines and shapes to develop the ‘accidental form.’ I am deeply interested in how a mark or color creates a shift that affects the entire composition.

Central to my work is the analogy of line to form, light, color, and to the spaces these describe.  My work continues to explore the fine line between perception and imagination through an articulation of compositional effects. Using line and form, I determine how much or how little information is necessary to communicate these shifts and impressions. Ultimately, I search for a balance in the work that evokes a world of connections.