Brenda Cirioni
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  • Stow, MA
  • United States
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Art Interests
Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
Artist / Personal Statement
Artist Statement
Barn Series

When I was sixteen years old, my family home burned to the ground. Memories of that experience -- both visual and visceral -- have surfaced and now find expression in Barn Series. Cycles of Renewal explores the elements of earth, water, air and fire and their impact on nature and life.

My barn paintings are full of energy but are simultaneously rooted to the earth. The walls of some strain to contain the heat. Others are consumed by fire. While touching upon utter destruction, my paintings are celebratory, bursting with color and regeneration

I create collage paintings on wood panels. I use acrylic paint, draw with ink and build on the composition by collaging bits of painted paper, fiberglass screen and debris. My method of layering draws attention to the multiplicities and mysteries of nature.

The fire and consequent loss of everything inside provided a great learning for me, to attach myself to things that last: earth, water, air, in other words, to nature, as well as to art and community.
Accomplishments / CV
Future Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibition, Wayland First Parish Church, Wayland, MA. 10/13-11/27.
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 3/28 - 4/28 2013
Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI, 4/1 - 4/26

8 Visions, Attleboro Museum, MA, juried by Seth Rainville, artist and Curator of
the New Bedford Art Museum and Robert Totaro, Director of J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley, MA, August 21 – September 15, 2012
2012 Cycles of Renewal: Brenda Cirioni, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
2012 Off the Wall/Community of Artists, Danforth Museum, juror: Katherine
French, Director Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
2012 Order/Chaos, Cambridge Art Association, juror: Natachia Sachat and
Kathy Halamka, NK gallery, Boston, MA
2012 Scratching the Surface, Cambridge Art Association, juror: Joseph Carroll, Carroll and Sons Gallery.
2012 First Anniversary: Paper, Fountain Street Fine Art, juror: James Welu,
Dir. Emeritus Worcester Art Museum.
2011 Holiday Show, Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA
2011 Holiday Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Members’ Exhibition, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2011 Members Show, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
2011 Landscape as a Journey, Solo Artspace Gallery, Maynard, MA
Jurors: Catherine Evans, Gail Erwin et al
2011 Through these Eyes, Two Person Show, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
2011 Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, juror: Steven Zevitas, Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 New England Collaborative II, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
juror: Joanne Mattera
2011 Trees, Invitational, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
2011 Spring Arts Competition, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
juror: Robert Rindler
2010 75th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum,
Fitchburg, MA juror: Julia Courtney, Curator, Springfield Art Museum
2010 Solo Caladan Online Gallery, Curator: Marjorie Kaye, Director
2010 Elemental Spring, Caladan Online Gallery, Curator: Marjorie Kaye, Director
2010 Small Works, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
2010 Brenda Cirioni, Owen Smith Schuman Gallery, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA Curator: Deborah Santoro
2009 Small Works, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
2008 War, Madness and Delusion, Andover Newton Theological Center, Newton, MA
2007 Prayer Paintings, Solo Exhibition, First Parish Art Gallery, Weston, MA
2007 faithhopelove, Solo Exhibition, Trinity Art Gallery, Concord, MA
2006 FAITH in ART, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA Juror: Laura Montgomery
2006 Amazing, Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA Juror: Catherine French, Director Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
2006 A Thousand Words, Gallery 1581, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Brookline, MA
2006 Outrage, Gallery at Moose Hill, Mass Audubon, Sharon, MA

2006 Fall Show, ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA
2006 Language of the Land, Rhythm of the Water: Living in Harmony,
Emerson Umbrella Concord, MA
2005 Fall Show, ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA
2005 Small Works, ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA
1985 Brenda Cirioni: Recent Paintings Laughlin/Winkler Galleries, Boston, MA
1985 Unaffiliated: Artists without Galleries, DeCordova Museum Lincoln, MA
1985 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1985 Group Show, Laughlin/Winkler Galleries, Boston, MA
1985 Local Color/ New Faces, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Collections: Public
Commonwealth of MA, Governor Deval Patrick
Collections: Corporate
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Corroon and Black Insurance Co., Boston, MA

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Fifth-Year Certificate Program
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Diploma Program

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