Rocky Canonica


Contact Information

rockycanonica@me.com

Marlton, NJ

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Artist's Statement

To proceed with difficulty or great effort. Creating art is about looking and finding. Art has always been basically about agony, desperation and helplessness. That is why it is so important. It is this elusiveness and intangibility that keeps the search alive. To generate something new in this world inspires love and embarrassment in equal measures. It is this high threshold for embarrassment that reinforces the love necessary to make something which is genuine. Within this work I am both reassured and constantly longing for faith in what I am doing. It has become a stalemate, although one that remains fluid. In these circles I can search forever. While I cannot define what it is I am feeling it is real nonetheless.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2004
A Brief History of Time: Arte-Facts, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2014
Alumni Art Exhibition, The College of New Jersey Gallery, Ewing, NJ
Juror: Sarah Reisman

2012
Philadelphia Community Art Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Alumni Art Exhibition, The College of New Jersey Gallery, Ewing, NJ
Juror: Dan Cameron

2008
Grand Small Works, F.U.E.L. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Judith Brodsky

Alumni Invitational Exhibition, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Juror: Judy Masterson

Art in Northern Liberties, The Ice Box, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Dick Torchia

Scattered Paintings, Honors Suite Gallery/Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA

2003
Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

Postcards from the Edge, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

2002
National Drawing Exhibition, The College of New Jersey Gallery, Ewing, NJ
Juror: Victoria Noorthoorn

Publications

Cover Design, "This Is a Wave Goodbye" Album cover, Among Wolves, 2012

Cover Design, "Among Wolves" Album cover, Among Wolves, 2007

Co-author of catalog essay, Juan Sanchez for the Political is the Personal: Perspectives from the Latin American

Professional Experience

2005-present
Teacher of Art, Lenape High School, Medford, NJ

2014-2016
Adjunct Instructor, Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ

2013
Instructor, Perkins Center for the
Arts, Moorestown, NJ

2002-2011
Adjunct Instructor, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ

2004
Teaching Assistant, Tyler School of
Art/Department of Painting, Philadelphia, PA

2003-2004
Adjunct Professor, The College of New
Jersey/Department of Art, Ewing, NJ

2002-2003
Instructor, Weekend Art Workshop, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Collections

Permanent Collection, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Education

2007
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Placement certification

2005
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
New Pathways to Teaching

2004
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

2002
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
BFA