Kitty Caparella

Kitty Caparella

    Contact Information

    kittycaparella@gmail.com

    Studio & Gallery

    Philadelphia, PA

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Mixed Media

    Encaustic Works

    Mob Art

    Sculpture

    Photography

    Printmaking

    Lithographs

    Artist's Statement

    I have been exploring different media in recent years, including encaustic paintings, printmaking, sculpture and photography, while exploring silhouettes, patterns, shadows, repetition and markmaking.

    Sometimes my images are abstract, such as Conundrum II, which explores the marks of water as a symbol of our lives going in many directions, but leaving a pattern. Other images are representational, such as Three Women, but explore the same concepts of repetition and silhouettes.

    Other works, such as The Big Cricket, express my humor, such as putting the first edition of Mao’s little red book inside an enlarged cricket cage, the result of a 2003 two-month trip to explore art in China.

    Selected Exhibitions

    2010
    Drawings, Woodcuts and Encaustics, Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    Show and Bestow: An exhibition of The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists’ Books, The Free Library, Philadelphia, PA and Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

    Serendipity 3, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2008
    111th Annual Fellowship Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    The Unbroken Line: 109th Annual Fellowship Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried Exhibition

    Group Exhibition, Artists House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Fine Arts Exhibit, Gilbert Building Celebration, Philadelphia, PA

    Artists for Heat, Sponsored by PECO-Three Kingdoms, Philadelphia, PA

    Studio 355, Gilbert Building, Philadelphia, PA

    InLiquid @ Hovnavian, Philadelphia, PA

    InLiquid @ Goldman, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Exhibit 2, InLiquid at the Bride, Painted Bride Art Center Café Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Art Walk, Morgan Stanley, Inc., West Chester, PA

    108th Annual Fellowship Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    58th National Color Print Exhibition, American Color Print Society, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA
    Juried Exhbition

    2004
    Living with Art, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

    Studio 355, Gilbert Building Artists, Philadelphia, PA

    Emerging Artists, Artist’s House, Philadelphia, PA

    2003
    Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    Repetition: Day After Day, InLiquid at the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Juried Certificate Student Exhibit, 1301 Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    Witness and Response: 911 Acquisitions, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Tribute to New York, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    Modular Multiples, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    105th Annual Fellowship Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Chester Springs, PA

    Juried Certificate Student Exhibit, 1301 Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2001
    Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    Artists Guild of Delaware Valley, Free Library, Philadelphia, PA

    Artist's Bibliography

    2010
    Donahue, Victoria, “Group Show,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, 2010

    2002
    Urschel, Donna, “Response to Honor,” Library of Congress Information Bulletin, Vol. 61, No. 12. December 2002

    Weyrich, Noel, “Image: Get The Message?” Philadelphia Magazine, December 2002

    Edelson, Fred, “Art Review: Views of New York, in Moorestown,” New York Times, October 11, 2002

    Durham-Vicr, Deborah, “The Making of an Unusual Exhibiton, ‘Witness and Response’ Presents Challenges,” The Library of Congress Information Bulletin, Vol. 61, No. 9, September 2002

    Baxter, Robert, “Exhibit pays tribute to heart and soul of New York,” Courier-Post, Cherry Hill, NJ September 20, 2002

    Warner, David, “After the Fall: Artists talk about how 9/11 affected their work,” City Paper September 12, 2002

    Sims, Gayle Ronan, “Newsmakers,” Philadelphia Inquirer, September 7, 2002

    Fabbri, Anne R., “Reporter has 'Message' for posterity,” Philadelphia Daily News, September 5, 2002

    Fabbri, Anne R., “Students show off their work, Academy of Fine Arts exhibit showcases art for sale,” Philadelphia Daily News, May 17, 2002

    2001
    Daigle Lehman, Gigi, “Married to the Mob,” Knight Ridder News, Fall 2001

    Pinard Bogaert, Pauline, “Arts Academy applauds an alumna at 100,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 11, 2001

    Awards and Honors

    2003
    Henry Scheidt Memorial Travel Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (China, 2003)

    Robert T. Wickersham Memorial Purchase Prize in Lithography, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    The Print Center Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Special Notice, Ruth and Ben Wolf Printmaking Department Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Special Notice, Haney Foundation Award for Philadelphia Artists, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    Robert T. Wickersham Memorial Purchase Prize in Lithography, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Ruth and Ben Wolf Printmaking Department Prize. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2001
    Robert T. Wickersham Memorial Purchase Prize in Lithography, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    The Print Center Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    The J. Kevin and Beth Cauley Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Group Show, Artists Guild of Delaware Valley, Free Library, Philadelphia, PA

    Lectures and Talks

    2010
    Gallery Talk, Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    Gallery Talk, “Witness and Response: 911 Acquisitions,” Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Collections

    The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists’ Books, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

    Rare Book Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Archive Collection, Print Department, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Personal Collections in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida and the District of Columbia

    Other

    2010
    InLiquid Benefit v. 11.0, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

    POST, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    Inliquid 10×10, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

    POST, Philadelphia, PA

    2008
    POST, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    InLiquid Benefit v. 8.0, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

    Summer in the City, Auction for Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    A Show of Hands 16, MANNA Art Auction, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

    Auction, Huntington Disease Society of America, Delaware Valley Chapter

    Auction, Project H.O.M.E., Philadelphia, PA

    2004
    InLiquid Benefit v. 5.0., National Building, Philadelphia, PA

    A Show of Hands 14, MANNA Art Auction, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    A Show of Hands 12, MANNA Art Auction, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

    Education

    2003
    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Graduate Certificate, printmaking and painting

    1969
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    BS, Journalism

    Continuing Education
    2011
    Mini-Paintstick Workshop with Lisa Pressman, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY

    2006
    Encaustics and Printmaking, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

    2005
    Five-day Seminar: “Covering Islam and Muslims in America,” University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Western Knight Center Journalism Fellowship

    1982 – 1983
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Journalists

    1970
    Temple University-Universidas de las Americas, Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico
    Summer Fellowship in the Mass Media in Mexico