Guy Ciarcia

Born in 1942 in Union City, New Jersey, Guy Ciarcia is a classically trained artist, who was educated at the Pratt Institute, New York University, and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. His massive body of work spans over fifty years and runs the gamut from painting, murals, photography, film, and digital drawings to sculpture, ceramics, crafts and jewelry.

"My journey has taken me out of the realm of the conventional materials I used for such a long time and into the digital world. All of the drawings in this show were made with the Photoshop program. The images are largely derived from experimenting with the program," states Ciarcia, "although I give my imagination some credit."

He has received grants from the Mercer County Cultural Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Early recognition came in the 1960's as a member of the innovative Smokehouse Painters, a group of painters and sculptors commissioned by the City of New York and funded by the Museum of Modern Art.

He has been an exhibiting artist since 1965 and is credited with shows at Union Carbide, Café Americano and The Jewish Museum in New York, Princeton University, The Ben Shahn Galleries at William Patterson College, The New Jersey State Museum, The Trenton City Museum, The College of New Jersey, The Peddie School, The Williams Collection, The Hillier Group, and ArtWorks, all in New Jersey; the George School and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania and The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

Guy Ciarcia's art on the Web

Guy Ciarcia's AutoGallery exhibit