North Cambridge Artist Association

Jim Kociuba

Artist Statement
Painting the local landscape has always held a fascination for me. My latest work has been inspired by the manmade and natural environments in and around my home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The interaction of land, architecture, water and sky is a continual source of inspiration that to attempt to capture working outdoors with acrylics. 

Most recently, my interest has been in portraying wetland environments contrasted with the introduction of digitalized pixels.  These images juxtapose heavily textured pumice and metallic paint in the areas representing nature against flat acrylic pixels representing digital reality.


Biography

Exhibitions:
•Salon R, 703 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, (solo), January 7- February 11th, 2015
•Mt Auburn Healthcare, 355 Waverly Oaks, Waltham, (solo), Nov 21 – May 20th 2015
•Atomic Bean Café, 904 Mass Ave, Cambridge, (solo), Nov 12, 2014 – Present
•Cadbury Commons Art Gallery, Cambridge, (group), Dec 7 - Dec 31, 2014
•From Russia with Art Gallery, Cambridge, (group), Nov. 22, 2014 - Dec. 2014
•Clark, Hunt, Ahern, & Embry Law Offices, (group), Cambridge Nov.2013- Nov.2014
•Mt Auburn Hospital, Cambridge Arts Council, (group), 10/2013-10/2014
•University Place, Cambridge, MA, CAA Fall Salon, (group), Sept 2014
•Cary Library, Lexington, MA, Art & Science Exhibition, (group), Sept 2014
•U Place, Cambridge, MA, CAA New Members Show, (group), July-Aug 2014
•Harvard Vanguard, Cambridge, MA, Solo Exhibition, (solo), July-Aug 2014
•Zeitgeist Gallery, Beverly, MA, Group, Nature++, (group), June-July 2014
•Cambridge Center for Adult Ed, Landscape & Memory, (group), Mar-Apr 2014
•Touch Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Exhibitions, (group), Feb. 2013 – Feb 2014
•Cadbury Commons, Cambridge, MA, NoCA (group), December 2012
•O’Neill Branch Library, Cambridge, MA, NoCA, (group), Nov 2012
•U. U. Church of Nashua, NH, (solo), Jan. 2011 & Feb. 2012
•Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, (solo), January 2009
•UNH Art Center, Durham, NH, (solo), Juried, January 2007
•Currier Museum, Manchester, NH, NHAA (group), Juried 2006
•Currier Museum, Manchester, NH, NHAA (group), Juried 2005
•Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH, Ongoing Shows, (group) 1993 -2004
•NH Crafts League, Concord, NH, (group), Juried, October 1996
•Currier Museum, Manchester, NH, NHAA (group), Juried 1993
•Currier Museum, Manchester, NH, NHAA (group), Juried 1992

Awards:
Cambridge Art Assoc., Mary Schein Award, September 2014

Education:
•Rhode Island School of Design M.A.E. in Art Education
•Rhode Island College, B.S. in Art Education

Post graduate Studies:
•New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
•Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
•Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
•Cambridge Adult Education Center, with Anthony Riccardi

My contact info:
www.jimkociuba.com 
jimkociubaart@comcast.net

More of Jim Kociuba's work

Jim Kociuba
Jim Kociuba, Harvard Gate, Acrylic on Masonite, 16 x 12