Clare Stokolosa
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Studio 34 - Studio# 434
34-01 38th Avenue

Phone: 5165324624



Artist Bio:
Clare Stokolosa, is an accomplished fine artist who works in: watercolor, oils, acrylic and collage.
She had solo shows at not-for-profit galleries, including Boricua Colleges' La Galaria, JCC Kaplan Gallery, Patchogue Arts Council Satellite Gallery, and Biblioteca Rispoli in Rome, Italy. She had a One Woman Showcase at La Guardia Community College and several group shows at the West Side Arts Council and with NYCATA/UFT at galleries such as, but not limited to The Arts Horizons Leroy Nieman Art Center and Broome Street Gallery.
After at show at Boricua College, she was asked to teach an art history class there. Kaplan JCC Gallery invited her to show her work after a show in a restaurant setting. Following a show at Galeria Nazionale in Cortona, Italy, she was invited to exhibit at Biblioteca Rispoli.
She received a monetary grant and Art-In-Residency from Pollack ???Krasner Foundation Artist Relief fund. She has a BFA from Hunter College and an MS in Art Education from Queens College. As an educator Stokolosa worked collaboratively on a variety of grants and projects with her students at: The Morgan Library/Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum and Tribeca Film Institute.
Her studio is in L.I.C., NY.

Artist Statement:
My selections of: location, scene, light, hour, color palette, brush, and even paper have resulted in a portfolio of paintings that reflect my life as an artist. I bring a discerning artist's eye that I developed in the urban landscape of my hometown, New York City.
I am currently working on a project that involves how we perceive what we see both inwardly and outwardly, based on my observational drawings. The process involves the techniques of sketching, printing and painting. I transforming my sketches onto large-scale paper, and then painting them in watercolor. This process allows me to maintain the quality and integrity of the line and spontaneity of the original sketch. The mixed-media project is from my subway-commute series, NYC Faces.

All images and text copyright Clare Stokolosa