CESARE DE CREDICO
Cesare De Credico was born on June 27, 1983 in Providence, Rhode Island, where he attended Rhode Island School of Design for Painting and graduated in 2005. He still lives and works in Providence.
We are constantly being bombarded by a chaos of images and information, How do I as an artist and as an individual find a true image and true information within this chaos?
Through breaking down images and information around me to simpler forms and colors and reforming them into my own vocabulary of images and marks I am understanding and decoding the world around me.
With this vocabulary of images and marks I am able to have conversations with myself and viewers.
Rhode Island School of Design / RISD / Providence RI
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting / 2005
2005 Walking the Dog, Galerie Montigel, Stuttgart, Germany
2001 Is This Art?, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, RI
2014 Bristol Art Museum 50 Year Celebration, Bristol Museum, Bristol, RI
Periphery: an exhibition of work from RISD alumni from greater Rhode Island and surrounding areas, Keeseh Studios, Providene, RI
2013 Freight & Volume Summer Recidency Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
What’s the Story, Freight & Volume, Manhattan, NY
RADIUS: RISD Alumni Exhibition, Providence, RI
2012 2x2, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Mana
Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Summer Kickoff, Key Lime Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
Game On, Peveto Gallery, Houston, TX
ReCollections/ReConnection, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Winter Exhibition, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
2008 Couplings, Adam’s House, Harvard University
2007 El Arte Une los Pueblos, Art Unites Communities, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2005 Annual Painting Department Senior Show, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Science, Manhattan, New York
Providence, Rhode Island
New York, New York
Division of Foundation Studies / RISD / Providence RI
Teaching Assistant / Foundation Drawing / 2004 - 2009
Worked with professor to develop class curriculum, assist in group and individual critiques, and acquire materials and resources for class discussions. Demonstrated techniques, offered explanation of processes, and contributed knowledge of art history and cultural experiences. Assisted with evaluation and grading of students. Skilled in working with students across a range of learning levels as well as students with learning disabilities.
PROFESSIONAL ARTS EXPERIENCE
Alfred V. De Credico / Fine Artist / Providence RI
Artist Manager / 2004 – present
Assisted artist with cataloguing, handling shipping, storage, installation, restoration, and cleaning of work. Developed exhibition opportunities for artist - contacting museums and galleries, serving as liaison with curators and dealers, coordinating show logistics, creating marketing and promotional materials, and establishing collector relations. Managed all financial aspects of De Credico Estate – pricing and sale of work, shipping and handling costs, and purchasing artist’s resources and materials Alfred V. De Credico is an acclaimed abstract artist with an extensive international exhibition record and work held in collections worldwide.
Fine Artist / 2005 – present
Developing a unique way of creating art to express my views and ideas on personal and current issues. Work encompasses a strong passion for history and the natural world with an emphasis on experimentation and use of non-traditional art materials. Extensive background in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and performing arts. Cultural influences range from African tribal art, early European Renaissance painting, and Asian prints. Projects installed in museum and gallery exhibitions. Worked closely with museum curators for personal art projects involving museum collections. See ‘Exhibition History’ for details.
Big Nazo Puppets / Providence RI
Performer / Puppet Creator / Teacher / 1997 - 2001
Performed extensively for renowned and innovative puppet studio that traveled throughout the US and abroad. Executed numerous characters and roles for a variety of narrative performances. Created life-size puppets out of a broad range of materials including foam rubber, latex, paint, recycled materials, fabric, and mechanical elements to emphasis exaggerated and whimsical features. Assisted in workshops to educate children and audiences in topics covering puppet creation to performance.
Alfred V. De Credico: A Memorial in Three Cantos / Providence RI
Event Coordinator / Curator / Planner / 2010
Planned and managed all aspects of memorial for acclaimed artist and professor. Handled all logistical details for event attended by over four hundred individuals including participants such as John Maeda - RISD President, Jessie Shefrin - RISD Provost, Vin Di Bona - Producer/Creator of America’s Funniest Home Videos, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci - Former Mayor of Providence, and Sebastian Ruth - Founder of Community Music Works. Mr. and Mrs. Di Bona established a $100,000 scholarship for incoming students majoring in Painting in the name of Alfred V. De Credico. Curated exhibition of student work in coordination with memorial from years ranging from 1981 – 2009. Coordinated speeches and visual presentations that reflected the history and impact of the artist. Created and edited video presentations.
Kitchen prep and line, carpentry, landscaping
ArtBase, Abode Photoshop CS5, Microsoft Word, MPEG Streamclip, iMovie, iPhoto, MacTheRipper, QuickTime Player, Preview
Public speaking, extensive travel, considerable knowledge of ethnographic and tribal textiles, basic hardware experience; including basic knowledge of cutting and welding with both electric and gas torches, basic wood working skills
Mostbacher, Petra, “Fest an Fifis Leine,” (Firmly on Doggie’s Leach)
Sonnendeck, Stuttgart Kuntnontizen / August 2005 / pg. 14
Sonnendeck, Stuttgart Kuntnontizen / July 2005 ill. / pg. 13
Views / Rhode Island School of Design / Fall 2005 ill. / pg. 35
Rhode Island School of Design Catalog / 2005-2006 ill. / pg. 65
What’s This Bombardier? (Forthcoming)
AS220 Youth Art Program / 2012
Rhode Island School of Design / 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
HONORS AND AWARDS
RADIUS: RISD Alumni Exhibition, Jurors Pick / Providence RI / 2013
Honor Student, Painting / Rhode Island School of Design / Providence RI / 2003
Rhode Island Congressional Art Competition, First Place / Providence RI / 2001
Full Scholarship Savannah College of Art / Savannah GA / 2001
George A. Reilly Jr. Award for Outstanding Service in the Arts / La Salle Academy / Providence RI / 2001