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.  None of the works shown here are allegories and none use symbolism. The evocative possibilities of incongruity provide a source of endless combinations that eventually, after an often lengthy editing process, allow me to recognize an opportunity and a way to meet the needs of the image at hand. As I begin the process, my choices (figure, animal, landscape etc.) are arbitrary; the pictorial elements come and go (some return) until a resonance that I could not have foreseen occurs. An open mind is often the only path to otherwise inaccessible places. It is always my hope that viewers will 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

  • 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 Juried 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 (group exhibition)

  • Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, OH - Butler 70th National Midyear Exhibition (group exhibition)

  • Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA - Compact Competition (group exhibition)

  • Foundry Art Centre - St. Charles, MO - "Show Me" (group exhibition)

  • 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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