About Dominic Finocchio

 

 

I work with the belief that the most profound experience a painting can offer happens when nothing has been allowed to assert or endorse a specific narrative. With that belief I devise painted images that will allow a viewer to proceed into and wander through a pictorial space until a moment comes when the image  reveals enough to provide something meaningful that cannot be verbalized and does so one viewer at a time.  Though not categorically symbolist or allegorical, associative thinking is inevitable; ambiguity and indeterminacy encourage thoughtful looking. After an often lengthy preparatory process starting with arbitrary choices of figures, animals, setting etc., combinations appear that resonate in a way I could not have foreseen and become the most compelling for me. An open mind is the only path to otherwise inaccessible places. I ask that viewers linger and find aspects of these visual statements to be persuasive and purposeful.

 

Dominic Finocchio

2019

 

In 2014 my work was featured in a quarterly publication called "The Art of Man" Edition #17 in which the focus is centered on depictions of the male figure that, in varying degrees and approaches, represent a classical point of view.

 

Below are some of the collections in which my work can be found, awards I have received and exhibitions in which my work has been shown

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

  • The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science - Evansville, IN.

  • The Marriott Corporation - Renaissance Hotel - St. Louis, MO. (commissioned works)

  • The Santo Foundation - St. Louis, MO

  • The Bristol-Meyers Squibb Corporation - Evansville, IN.

  • Koetting Associates - St. Louis, MO.

 

 

AWARDS:

  • Art St. Louis XXVIII / The Exhibition (2012) Award of Excellence

  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts (2011) – Best of Show – Cash award

  • Butler Institute of American Art (2006) - 70th National Midyear Exhibition Phil Desind Award (Cash award)

  • Art St. Louis XIX / The Exhibition (2003) Award of Excellence

  • Evansville Museum of Arts,H&S - 51st Mid-States Art Exhibition (2002-03)Mary McNamee Bower Purchase Award and the Elise Strouse Merit Award - Purchase award

  • Art St. Louis XVII/ The Exhibition (2001)- Purchase Award

  • Art St. Louis XVII / The Exhibition (2001)- Award of Excellence

  • St. Louis Artists' Guild/Marks on Paper (2000) - Cash award

  • Evansville Museum of Arts and Science/Mid-States Annual(2000-01) Purchase Award

  • Art St. Louis XIV/ The Exhibition (1998) Purchase Award

  • St. Louis Artists' Guild (1988) - Portrait Show - Cash award.

  • Evansville Museum of Art and Sciences / Realism Today (1986) Purchase Award

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO - "Heaven and Earth"

  • Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO - "Comfort and Joy"

  • OA Gallery - Kirkwood, MO - "The Works"

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - "Outliers"

  • St. Louis Artists' Guild - St. Louis, MO - "Anne Metzger National Biennial"

  • Foundry Art Centre - St. Charles, MO - "Figurative Works II" 

  • Jacoby Arts Center - Alton, IL - "Art Is...Process"

2018

  • Schmidt Art Center at Southwestern Illinois College - Belleville, IL - "Imaginaria" (solo show)

  • Millstone Gallery at COCA - University City, MO - "Figures, Fables & Fiction"

  • St. Charles County Community College - St. Charles, MO - "Body Work"

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - "Pink Pearl"

  • The Evansville Museum - Evansville, IN - The 59th Mid-States Art Exhibition

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - "Menagerie"

  • Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO - "The Exhibition XXXIV"

2017

  • Mildred Cox Gallery at William Woods University - Fulton, MO - "Lies Provide" (solo show)

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - "Rabbit Hole"

  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts - Mt. Vernon, IL - 27th Biennial

  • St. Louis Artists' Guild - St. Louis, MO - "Clearly Human III"

2016

  • Manchester Arts - Manchester, MO - "Inside Outside"

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO. - The Exhibition XXXII

2015

  • The Cedarhurst Center for the Arts - Mt. Vernon, IL - 26th Biennial  

  • The Evansville Museum - Evansville, IN -The57th Mid-States Art Exhibition

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - "Light Into Dark"

2014

  • Art St. Louis – St. Louis, MO – The Exhibition XXX

2013

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO.- The Exhibition XXIX

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - Honor Awards

  • Foundry Art Centre - St. Charles, MO. - The Figure

2012

  • The Vino Gallery, St. Louis, MO "Configuration"

  • Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, OH - Butler 76th National Midyear Exhibition

  • Art St. Louis – St. Louis, MO – The Exhibition XXVIII

2011

  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts – Mt. Vernon, IL – 25th Biennial

  • Jacoby Art Center – Alton, IL – 7th Annual

  • Fontbonne University – St. Louis, MO – "The Figure Now"

  • Art St. Louis – St. Louis, MO – The Exhibition XXVII)

2010

  • Art St. Louis – St. Louis, MO – The Exhibition XXVI

  • Jacoby Arts Center – Alton, IL – 6th Annual –

  • Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO - MOAK 4 State Regional

2009

  • Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA – Compact Competition/20”x20”x20”

  • Art St. Louis – St. Louis, MO – The Exhibition XXV

2008

  • Orange County Center for Contemporary Art - Santa Ana, CA - "On, Of and About Paper"

  • Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA - Compact Competition

  • World Trade Center- Clayton, MO-(Curated by Art St. Louis)

  • Upstream People Gallery - Omaha, NE - 10th Annual Realism International Online Art Exhibition

2007

  • Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, OH - Butler 71st National Midyear Exhibition

  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts - Mt. Vernon, IL - Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition

  • Upstream People Gallery - Omaha, NE - 9th Annual Contemporary Art International Online Juried Art Exhibition

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - The Exhibition XXIII

2006

  • Springfield Art Museum - Springfield, MO - MOAK 4 State Regional

  • Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, OH - Butler 70th National Midyear Exhibition

  • Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA - Compact Competition

  • Foundry Art Centre - St. Charles, MO - "Show Me"

  • Foundry Art Centre - St. Charles, MO - Paintings 2006

2005

  • Springfield Art Museum - Springfield, MO.- "Watercolor U.S.A."

  • Red Dot Fine Art - Santa Fe, NM.-International Figure Exhibition

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO. - The Exhibition XXI

2004

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO.- Honor Awards

2003

  • Klaudia Marr Gallery-Santa Fe, NM. - Realism Invitational

  • Art St. Louis - St. Louis, MO. - The Exhibition XIX

 

 

 

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