Joanie San Chirico
"My work is about preservation, whether it be natural resources or ancient artifacts. My art has a certain ambiguity to it; the viewer relates to the image and places it in his mind to a specific location. The actual original location most likely has nothing to do with the viewer's preconception, and may not physically exist anywhere except in my imagination. More than simple paintings, these mixed-media works portray natural surfaces using the imagery of this planet's fragile beauty."
Joanie San Chirico offers acrylic paintings and work constructed of various textiles, which achieve the illusion of natural patinas. Mosaic or glass installations can be constructed employing a qualified fabricator. Her atrium sculptures and commissioned wall-mounted pieces are site specific and inspired by the environment and the area surrounding the installation. She works closely with architects, designers, and developers. Natural, recycled, and organic materials are available for LEED-certified buildings, and work is available for Evidence-Based Design applications.
San Chirico is a Signature Artist Member of the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, and is represented by several galleries. In addition to exhibiting her work and completing numerous commissions for public spaces, she is a frequent judge, juror, and an independent curator. In addition, she is the founder of pfAn (Professional Fine Art Network), a networking collective for freelance fine artists and consultants working in the hospitality, healthcare, corporate, and public art sectors.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Solo Exhibit, Boonton, NJ, s.h.e. gallery, 2011
Solo Exhibit, Point Pleasant, NJ, Soul Made Gallery, 2012
Two Person Exhibit, New York, NY, Jadite Gallery, 2010
Solo Exhibit, New Brunswick, NJ, Brodsky Gallery at The Heldrich Hotel, 2013
Solo Exhibit, New York, NY, Extra Gallery NY, 2012
Site-specific commission, Ocean County Library Main Branch, Toms River, NY, 2005
Site-specific commission, Westin Hotel, Princeton, NJ, 2009
Site-specific commission, JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, TX, 2010
Purchase for Corporate Office, Cauldwell Wingate, New York, NY, 2011
18 Site-specific commissions for various campuses, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center , Egg Harbor, NJ, 2011