ABOUT

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Color and materiality are the hallmarks of my work. I strive to create tactile and spatial relationships through gestural line, layered surface and form. Color choices are often dictated by atmospheric reflection, light and tonal saturation. Depending on my composition, I may utilize complementary colors for greater impact, or analogous colors to complete a contemplative mood.

Using my environment as a catalyst, I work formally and intuitively, painting to capture a feeling, a memory or a given space. Once the painting begins to evolve, I respond to what is happening in the moment and follow each individual experience to its natural end.

BIOGRAPHY

Donna holds a BFA in Fine Arts and Textile Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology. She furthered her studies in painting and drawing at The School of Visual Arts, The National Academy of Design, The Art Students League of New York, The Green Studio School in NYC and Assisi, Italy. Donna has exhibited in New York and Connecticut; she maintains her studio in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

March 2022 - The Painting Center- 2 person show, Donna Scarpa “Reconstructing” New York, NY

August 2020 – The Painting Center “Ensemble: Together Again” curated by Shazzi Thomas New York, NY

July 2020 - New York School of the Arts “Tales and Notes” curated by Maurizio Pelligrin New York, NY

November 2019 - Center for Contemporary Printmaking “MONOTHON 2019” New Canaan, CT

September 2019 - Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Spotlight Show “Different Visions Different Viewpoints” Larchmont, NY

March 2019 - The Sephardic Community Center “Women’s Art Power” Brooklyn, NY

February 2019 - The Mamaroneck Artists Guild “Navigating the Surface” Larchmont, NY

December 2018 - The BIZ Gallery “Color Speaks: Exploring the Language of Color” a group show curated by Donna Scarpa Larchmont, NY

September 2018 - The BIZ Gallery “Inspired Journeys: Through Art” a group show curated by Donna Scarpa (and participating artist) Larchmont, NY

June 2018 - The BIZ Gallery “Facts and Ambiguities: Expressions in Composition” a group show curated by Donna Scarpa Larchmont, NY

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2019 - The Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY "Annual Small Works" Juror Susan Eisner Eley of Susan Eisner Eley Fine Art Gallery

2018 - Garrison Art Center, NY “smallWORKS 2½” Juror Christina Kee with The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation

2018 - Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY “Annual Small Works” Juror Julian Kreimer, Professor of Painting SUNY Purchase College

2016 - Art Society of Kingston, NY “Annual Regional Juried Show” Juror Daniel Belasco, Curator of Exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum

2016 - Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY “Annual Small Works” Juror Kenise Barnes of Kenise Barnes Gallery Larchmont, NY

2015 - Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY “Annual Small Works” Juror David Dunlop, artist and instructor at Silvermine School of Art, CT

2014 - Art Society of Kingston, NY “Annual Regional Juried Show” Juror Jenny Nelson, artist and instructor at Woodstock School of Art

2014 - Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY, “Annual Small Works” Juror Bartholomew Bland, Director at The Hudson River Museum

2013 - Art Society of Kingston, NY “Annual Regional Juried Show” Juror Christie Scheele, artist and instructor at Woodstock School of Art

2013 - Woodstock School of Art, NY “Black and White” Juror Peik Larson, artist and master printer, Professor at Harvard

2013 - Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY “Annual Small Works” Juror Anne Von Stuelpnagel, Director at The Bruce Museum

PUBLICATIONS

“2013 Balanced Rock - The North Salem Review of Art / Photography / Literature” My artwork was the cover of this issue

EDUCATION

BFA in Fine Arts and Textile Design - Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
The National Academy of Design, New York, NY
The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY
The Green Studio School in Tribeca New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

The Painting Center, New York, NY
The Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Larchmont, NY