Monday, August 22, 2011

Short Bio

Peter Ciccariello works at the interstices of creative media, where process overlaps and defines form and form becomes the carrier for the birth and evolution of ideas. Inter-disciplinary and cross-genre, Ciccariello is an artist, poet, and photographer working with metaphor and allegorical memes. His work is concerned with the dynamics of language and text in 3-D digital environments.

Ciccariello’s work is process based with a focus on the reinterpretation of a variety of classical artist approaches and multiple creative disciplines. His creative method draws from Postmodern ideas about fragmentation, serendipity, and truth as a contrived illusion.  His work is a pastiche of visual elements and sometimes language, imported into 3-D digital environments where the resultant images are choreographed as a theater piece utilizing theatrical lighting, staging and object characterization. Realized and instantiated as original limited edition prints, Ciccariello’s work utilizes progressive technology and classic process approaches that exploit the interplay between the virtual and the real.

- Peter Ciccariello

Nude, after Duchamp IV

Artist Statement

In “Nude, after Duchamp IV”, we visualize the nude now avatar drifting through the nothingness of the universe, fragmented, deconstructed and reduced to simple geometric forms. Not unlike grasping for identity, or fumbling for acknowledgement of form, figure at times expresses its own primary identify, sometimes in magical and unexpected ways.

This Photo Collage-based 3-D modeled digital matrix print is a multi-disciplinary, cross genre visual/poetic object that is modeled in a 3-d virtual environment and texture mapped using real-world photographs and scans. This work is part of an ongoing, serial experiment with the interstices of the poetic made visible in the imagistic world, at all times remaining aware of the digital tache of visual perception, (Tache  - "spot" or "blot" in French.)

Curriculum Vitae (short CV)

Curriculum Vitae (short CV)
Peter Ciccariello
PO Box 2831, Providence, RI 02906     401-861-3166 - e-mail:

Peter Ciccariello is an interdisciplinary artist, poet, and photographer, whose work involves images that are a synthesis of language and visual imagery. He has studied art and design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, and Parsons School of Design, New York, New York.   His current interests are in experimenting with the fusion of text and image in 3-D computer graphics environments, and exploring the possibilities of poetry as landscape.

  • The Mill Gallery, An exhibition of new work by Peter Ciccariello Pawtucket, RI  2011
  • "Digital Works" National Juried Competition: Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts, Juror: Christiane Paul, Associate Professor and Director of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of Art
  • 2011Providence Art Club, Fidelity Investments Invitational Exhibition 2011
  • "American Impressions" a Juried Printmakingand Book Art Exhibition
    William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey 2011
    : Ann Coffin, Director of the International Print Center of New York.
  • Worcester State Gallery Juried exhibition “In-Between” September 2010 
  • International Juried Exhibition - EUTOPIA: Artistic Visions of Europe at the Abbaye de Neumünster, Cloître, Luxembourg September 2010
    Curatorial committee: J
    ef Bourgeau,
    artistic director of the MONA - Museum of Modern Art Detroit, USA, Gila Paris, artist and curator assistant, Luxembourg, Cristina Lopez, Chair of C-EYE artist connection, Luxembourg, Joe Rabie, photographer et multimedia expert, Paris, France, Frank Shifreen, artist, teacher, curator, New York City, USA 
  • Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - September 2011 and 2010
    Juror: Leigh Tarentino, faculty, Brown University
  • Washington Art Association Annual Northeast Juried Exhibition 2010
    Juror: Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT 2010
  • The 99th Exhibition 2010 at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art Mystic Arts Center
  • Providence Art Club - 12th Annual Fidelity Investments Extreme Scale Juried Exhibition 2010
  • Jurors: Diana Gaston, associate curator of Fidelity Investments; Beth Kantrowitz, independent curator, BK Projects, Boston; and Meg White, director, Gallery Naga, Boston
  • Krause Gallery ~ Moses Brown School, Providence, RI - February 2010
  • Sophia Academy silent Auction, Providence RI 2010
  • The Virtual Landscape: Pigment Prints by Peter Ciccariello. Pitman Street gallery, Providence, RI – July 2009 (Solo)
  • The Virtual Landscape: Pigment Prints by Peter Ciccariello. BankRI Gallery, One Turks Head Place, Providence, RI - August 2009 (Solo)
  • Hamilton House Silent Auction, Providence, RI 2009
  • “After the Gold Rush” Art Exhibition, New York, NY 2009
  • “Rooted” Culture Inside Online exhibition – June 2009
  • Brown University, 3rd Language Creation Conference, Providence, RI – March 21, 2009
  • A Book About Death: artists’ homage to Ray Johnson, a global exploration of death. Exhibition at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in NYC September 2009
  • AC Institute [Direct Chapel] Guest Curator Bricolage kitchen: Exhibit: “Pan-demonium”, New York, NY September 2009
  • Uncommon Vision - The art of Peter Ciccariello.  The Gallery Above, Providence, Rhode Island July 8 – August 8, 2008 (Solo)
  • Brown University, Interrupt Festival, “Interruptheque – Language driven digital art” Providence, RI - October 17-19, 2008
  • Harvard University, Speech Acts: Art Responding to Language, Rhetoric, and Politics, Dudley House, Lehman Hall, Cambridge, MA – 2008
  • The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Exhibition of Visual Poetry, Conceptual Poetry and its Others - May 2008
  • "Souped-up Pontiac" - Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan – 2008 
  • MOCA The Museum of Computer Art - Visual Poetry - November 2006 
  • Virginia Tech's Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, The New River, a journal of digital writing and art 2007  
  • Art against war Mumbai (Bombay) India 2003
·  Artwork “Remains of the poet” selected for cover of Rae Armantrout’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning poetry book “Versed”
·  Providence Art Club - 12th Annual Fidelity Investments Extreme Scale Juried Exhibition February 2010 (Third place)
·  First prize winner - “Digitalism” exhibition, MOCA Museum of Computer Art 2009 – “Syzygy V”
·  Third prize winner of “Digitalism” exhibition, MOCA Museum of Computer Art 2009 – “The remains of the poet III”
·  First Prize winner of the Donnie Contest, MOCA Museum of Computer Art 2007
·  First Prize Co-winner of the MOCA Museum of Computer Art - October 2006
·  MOCA Museum of Computer Art April Honorable Mention 2007
·  First Prize Winner of the Corel Manipulated Photography Competition, July 2006
·  First Prize Winner of the Corel Manipulated Photography Competition, July 2007

PUBLICATIONS (Partial list – including image and text presentations)
·  The Bleed Issue#1 Avantexte Press, Oakland, CA 2010-2011
·  Qarrtsiluni Literary magazine 1011
·  Camera Obscura Winter Non-Professional Photography Competition 2011
·  Avatar Review #13  2011
·  CERTAIN CIRCUITS - "Beneath the Surface IV"  2011
·  Fogged Clarity: “Eros, than[atos]kfully”, collaboration with Mez Breeze 2011
·  Mad Hatters Review: Two honorable mentions 2011
·  Insight Magazine – Featured artist 2011
·  The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing. 2010
·  WoPoWriMo - World Poetry Writing Month “Visual Poetry” March 2010
·  Fiera Lingue and Illness Anthology, Edited by Anny Ballardini and Obododimma Oha 
·  Experiment-O Issue II, 10-2009
·  National Gallery of Writing “After Tender Buttons” 10-2009
·  Ekleksographia 10-2009
·  Lea Special Issue: Dispersive Anatomies
Leonardo On-Line 2009
·  The International Society
for the Arts, Sciences and Technology
·  Absent magazine issue two 2009
·  Sous Rature 2009
·  Angel House Press 2009
·  The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing 2009
·  Friction Research 2009
·  Fogged Clarity February and June 2009, 2010
·  Woods lot 2008, 2009
·  Poetry - November 2008
·  Rattle – Issue #29 Summer 2008
·  Oranges and Sardines, Issue 2, Fall 2008
·  Verse Libre Quarterly - June 2008
·  Blackbox - Summer Collisions 2008OCHO #19 ISSN 1939-4985 – Spring 2008
·  Other Cl/utter 2008
·  gammm  - the conversation / peter ciccariello Published by gammm 2008
·  Moria - December 2008
·  "While the He/Art Pants," Editors Anny Ballardini and Obododimma Oha – Dec. 2008
·  P.F.S. Post – 2007
·  miPOradio Poetry  - Poem "You want" 2007
·  Concelebratory Shoehorn Review March, 2007
·  Otoliths- Otoliths - (2007, 2008, 2009) 
·  Word For/ Word – A journal of new writing 2007
·  Big Bridge, The War Papers  2007
·  WE Magazine Issue 19, Naropa Institute  2007
·  Absent magazine 2007
·  The Long Island Quarterly 2006
·  The Marfan's Writer's Anthology. Port Washington, New York 2006
·  Soul of the Ark Gallery 2006
·  Poetry Bay/Long Island Quarterly 2006
·  Stirring: A Literary Collection 2006 
·  Raving Dove 2006
·  Unlikely Stories – 2006
·  Poets Against the War 2006
·  Hot Metal Press - August 2006
·  Art of the Animal: A symposium on the nature of human and animal creativity
Griffith University's School of Art, Queensland, Australia 2006
·  Whelk's Walk, Southampton, New York 2005
·  Starfish #3 "In our midst XXV (Landscape Poem)” 2005
·  Adirondack Review - Volume VI, No. 1 2005

·  This is visual poetry by Peter Ciccariello
published by Dan Waber -
·  "Imaginal Landscapes of Peter Ciccariello #38
·  UNCOMMON VISION - The Art and poetry of Peter Ciccariello
66 pp. 42 color plates.
·  Anthology Spidertangle Visio-Textual Selectricity – anthology
·  Xexoxial Editions
Experimental Visual/Verbal Bookworks


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