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Jean Cappadonna-Nichols

Statement

The approach to my work is very much that of the formalist: I try to utilize the elements of visual art to achieve the best results. Of equal importance to me, is the employment of these elements to communicate an idea based on content. Most of the time, I use humor to entice the viewer into the piece, but with the hope that they will see, relate or feel other emotions as they look further. The human figure continues to hold my interest as the primary imagery in my work due to my continuing infatuation with the exploration of the human condition.

While much of the visual language I use may not be understood, it is my intention that the work might be enjoyed on multiple levels. Like a good mystery writer, I enjoy throwing in a "red herring" or two just to keep things stirred up.

Honors and Awards

2002 - Distinguished Former Odessan of the Year Award, Heritage of Odessa Foundation, Odessa, Texas
2000 - Juror's Choice Award: All Florida Exhibition; Bonnie Clearwater
1999 - Visual Arts Award, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters
1998 - Best in Show, Ceres Gallery Third National Juried Exhibition, New York, New York
1998 - Request for slides from Kenneth Trapp, Curator-in-charge, Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Education

1996 - MFA, Ceramics, University of Mississippi, Oxford
1988 - BFA, Drawing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock


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