Doug Zucco

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Artist Statement

I’ve always been attracted to new marks and surfaces. In traditional mediums used in art marking you follow in big footsteps and well trodden paths. I always was aware of this so I looked for new marks that were visually exciting. I also consider the surface that the marks are carried on to be as important as the color and information (marks). This creates the opportunity to reintegrate material and idea. This remaking or reintegration is what helps sustain the attraction to the aesthetic part of art making for me. I’m also interested in myth, allegory, and social dynamics. The growth and development of human thought and its impact on human evolution is also something taken into consideration when planning works. I still believe the works are linked to the creative process, and meaning beyond the immediate association. I am relying on the understanding of the viewer to make those iconographic associations and comprehension. I have found that there does exist a commonality of reoccurring threads in my work that extend beyond the iconic, light/darkness, male/female, good/evil, and life/death. These ideas seem to out last the fluid critical theories that come and go?

 
 

Resume

Education Kutztown University BFA 1978

University of Georgia MFA 1980

Teaching Experience

NCC 2001 to present

Moravian College 1998 to present

Cedar Crest College, Drawing, Printmaking, 2-D Design

Kutztown University, Papermaking and Book Arts

Grants

1996 PA Council on the Arts/ New Arts Program Project Grant

1990 PA Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant

1978 Ford Foundation, Projects Grant

1979 Ford Foundation, Studies Abroad Fellowship

Exhibitions

SCCA Museum, Winston-Salem, NC., Group Exhibition, 80

Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Group Exhibition, 80

Rosenfeld Gallery, Phila. PA., Solo Exhibition, 82

Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Solo Exhibition, 83

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Del. Group Exhibition, 84

Editions Limited Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Group Ex.,85

Michael Ingbar Gallery, New York, NY., Group Ex., 86

Holman Gallery, Carmel, CA. Solo Exhibition, 87

Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Solo Exhibition, 88

Seen Gallery, London, England 89

Haviland Gallery, Un.of the Arts, Phila., PA. Group Ex. 90

The Clay Studio, Phila. PA. Group Exhibition 91

Rosenfeld Gallery, Phila. PA. Solo Exhibition 93

ICA, Wilmington, Del. Solo Exhibition 94

John Greenhutt Gallery, Albany, NY Group Exhibition 97

Slaymaker Gallery, Chicago, IL., Group Exhibition 01

Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA. Solarplate exhibition 03

Whitney Gallery, Long Island, NY. Group Ex. 04

RACC Gallery, Reading, PA. Friends of the Gallery Exhibition 05

Google Works, Reading, PA. Group Invitational Exhibition 06

Phillip and Murial Berman Museum, NAP Live on Paper Ursinus College 07

NACC Gallery, Northampton, PA., Faculty Show 06/10

New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA. solo exhibition 2011

Print Exhibition Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem,PA. Sept.-Nov. 2013

The Art Establishment, New Works, Exhibition Bethlehem, PA. Oct. 2017

Professional Experience

Print and Book Arts Project “Live on Paper” collaboration with the

New Arts Program and White Crow Paper. BCTV interview NAP 2011

Collections

Pew Charitable Trust, Phila. PA. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.

Philadelphia Public Library, Rare Book Collection DuPont Inc. Wilmington, DE

Hallmark Cards, New York, NY IBM Inc. New York and Atlanta GA.

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Comcast World Headquarters, Phila. PA. Clydie Alexander “Seeing Red”

Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Phila. PA.