Sally Curcio

Biography

Sally Curcio was born in 1971 in Massachusetts. She studied at Williams College and the American College in London, England graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in painting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She currently has a studio in Florence, Massachusetts.

The use of unusual media and the recontextualization of content that is censored or marginalized characterize Ms. Curcio's paintings, graphics, installations and assemblages. Her work revives the form of cultural critique found in the Dadaist tradition.

Ms. Curcio’s work has been recognized both locally and internationally. She received the Gallery Award (1st prize) from the New Art 2006: National Competition for Emerging Artists from the MPG Contemporary Gallery in Boston (juror Raphaela Platow, Chief Curator, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University).

Other competitions in which her work has been chosen are: National Prize Show at the Cambridge Art Association in Boston (jurors Joseph Thompson, the Director of MASS MoCA and Cheryl Brutvan, the Beal Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), the Sixth Biennial of A.I.R. Gallery in New York City (juror Maura Reilly, the Curator of Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art); Testifyin’ 2005: A National Competition, Fayetteville State University in North Carolina; Northampton Council on the Arts Grant, Massachusetts; (awarded to Ms. Curcio four times); 20th International Juried Show at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (juror Patterson Sims, Director of Montclair Art Museum, NJ); and the Senior Art Show Award, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Curcio was also chosen for AMERICAURA, a group exhibition designed to address concerns of international identity from a unique geographical, cultural and political perspective. It explores American notions and perceptions of progress and development. The work will be exhibited at the National Museum in Yaounde; Then, at Doual'art Gallery in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa.