John Cino - Patchogue, New York

Artist's Statement

Neried combines a number of influences. Its title is based on sea inhabitants from Greek mythology. The piece is meant to express buoyancy and the interplay between undersea organisms and the fluid environment. The inspiration for Neried came while listening to the improvisational music of the Grateful Dead in which multiple instruments play in and around each other. Finally, the branch of mathematical research known as fractal geometry plays a role in the repetition of curvilinear movements of multiple scales.

Artist's Bio
John attended and received a BA from Stony Brook University where he explored a broad range of disciplines. He received an MFA in sculpture in 1985 from CUNY, Hunter College. After graduation, John exhibited throughout the metropolitan area, including shows at the Queens Museum and Jamaica Art Center and had a solo exhibition at SUNY Purchase. John joined the 14 sculptors’ cooperative in 1993 and mounted two solo exhibitions from 1995 to 1999. He was the cooperative president. During his tenure, John initiated a new direction for the cooperative. John closed the doors of the gallery, moving the focus of the cooperative to outdoor exhibitions and alternative spaces, including the first ever outdoor sculpture exhibition at Adelphi University. In the past decade, his work has been exhibited on the grounds of Adelphi and Unison Sculpture Park in New Paltz, NY. John has mounted a solo exhibition at Unison and has appeared in a number of exhibitions at the Islip Museum, Gallery North in Setauket and the Omni Gallery in Garden City, Long Island. In 2008 he helped form the Patchogue Arts Council and in 2009 and 2011 he chaired the Patchogue Art Biennial. In developing the Biennial, John created the largest exhibition of its kind in the region, featuring multiple works by as many as 44 artists in various stages of their careers. In 2010, John participated in his first residency at the East Ends Arts Council, Riverhead, NY and the highly competitive New York Foundation for the Arts MARK program. John also received a NYFA SOS grant.  

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Sales price - $10,000