Kristy Verenga Artist

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As I was putting together this website I found a thread of color and meaning    which I gave title to rather than grouping by year.  So in a sense I am presenting a retrospective.  

This virtual space represents a creative log and dialogue with Self. How does one learn to connect to the vastness encased in  human form? I have spent my life asking the question who am I?  Many years have been spent exploring expression, color, and the surfaces of what one sees in front of the eyes and what one experiences in the container of the mind.  I give homage to my mother who  was an artist, Maggie McKinnickinnick of Westport, CT. USA. She was the original force in my life. Now my son, Seth DiMarco,  actor and musician  carries on that creative intuitive force. As my friend Alex says, allow that radiant creativity to manifest.

 

 Personal Details

 Born Grand Rapids, MI USA

Resident Ireland 2005

BSc Empire State College, NYC 1994

Fashion Institute of Technology , NYC, 1994

 

Residencies, Grants and Awards 

2007 Artist-in-Residence Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India

 2007 ‘Trade’Travel Bursary 

 2006   Equipment Bursary  

 2006   ‘Trade’ The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

 2005 Artist-in-residence, Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon, Ireland

 2002 Artist-in-residence Vermont Studio School, Vermont, USA

 2001-2005 Artist-in-residence, Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain

 

Selected  Solo or two person Exhibitions

2019 Naples Yellow, Russell Gallery, New Quay, Ireland

2018 'Life Buoy' KAVA, Courthouse Gallery, Kinvara, Co. Galway

2016 ' The Walk and The Sybil'  KAVA The Courthouse Gallery, Kinvara, Co. Galway

2008 ‘The Disk Project’ Winthrop University, South Carolina, USA

2007 Sanskriti, New Delhi, India

2001 ‘Land Escape’ Installation, Roscommon, Ireland

2002 ‘Clustering, a Molecular Safari’ Centre Cultural Santa Eulalia, Spain

2002   Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain

1999 WildLife Chelsea, NYC

1997 Metro Gallery, NYC

1996 Tribeca Lab, NYC

1995 Gowanus 3/3 Artspace, Brooklyn, NY

 1994 Lyman Allyn Museum, Connecticut USA

1993 Jay Street Art Museum, Connecticut, USA

 

  Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Musee de Peinture de Saint Frajou, Salon International Art Resilience

2014   The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Ireland

2008  Central Bank, Dublin, Ireland

2007 ‘Times Seven’ Strokestown,Ireland

2005 ‘Trade,’ The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

2005 ‘Metaphora,’ Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet, Spain

2005  Solstici 05, Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet, Spain

2004 ‘La Balsa de la Medusa,’ Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet, Spain

2004 Urban Art, Barcelona  Metro exhibition also travelling to two Spanish Cities

2003 TPK, Tecla Sala L’Hospitalet, Spain

2002 Tallers Obert, Barcelona, Spain

2001 Les Dones Obrim Espais de Creacio, Istitut de Cultura, Barcelona, Spain

2000 Galeria D’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain

1999 ‘Wilhelm Reich Centennial,’ New York Academy of Medicine, NYC

 1998 Theatre for the New City, NYC

 1997 The 1.5 Show, Lederman and Marunouchi, NYC

 1996 Test Site Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 1995 O.I.A. (Organisation of International Artists)

 1994 B.W.A.C., Brooklyn, NY

 1994 First Street Gallery, NYC

 1994 ‘Heat,’ Red Hook Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  

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