"I never decided to be an artist, I was born this way.
It is who I am."
– Kathrina Miccio

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through the medium of oil and acrylic, I explore the essence of a subject. It involves the delicate flow of light to create movement, the linear sharpness of form to interpret emotions and the liberation of color to suggest emotion. Through my paintings, my portraits capture the strengths of character in people, and the serenity of the countryside in my landscapes. Painting is an integral part of my life. With every stroke I feel free to say what I’m thinking and feeling. As an artist, I am always looking forward to discovering those magical images on canvas.

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ABOUT KATHRINA MICCIO

Kathrina Miccio is a painter, native New Yorker, and part time resident of Vico Equense, Italy where her father’s family resides and goes often for inspiration. Miccio’s background in the arts is a life long study and love for the visual expression of feelings and ideas. She primarily works in oil, acrylic, and mixed media.

Miccio’s 6 year’s of college earned her a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, a NYS Teaching Degree, with a Minor in Theater from Wagner College, New York. She also holds an Associates Degree in Illustration. F.I.T. New York City. Her first exhibit received notable recognition at “The Fine Art Gallery” at Wagner College.

The artist’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections including those of actors the late James Gandolfini, Whoopi Goldberg, recording artist Andrea Bocelli, The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Beau Dietl Chairman and CEO of Beau Dietl Associates, Producer Steve Disson of Disson Skating, Investment Banker Robert DiFazio, Real-estate Developer Nino Vendome, and Interior Designer Marianne Stern.

Miccio has had many one-person shows, and is presently preparing for 3 installations of new work, one at the very prestigious, "National Arts Club" New York City, and was recently asked another at the "Fender Guitar" showroom in Los Angeles CA, and she'll be exhibiting 3 shows at the new "SM Gallery" in Coney Island, NY.

Presently 20 portraits are seen as a permanent installation on the “Kat Walk” of The Cutting Room music Venue NYC. Owned by Steve Walter and Actor Chris Noth. “The Faces of Music Collection II” 2001-present. Recently she was asked to paint a portrait of Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones since he was performing there. He quoted, “Wow, that’s quite good, isn’t it?” Ronnie Wood liked it so much, he signed the back. Miccio’s portraits that hang at the “Kat Walk” include rock musicians and jazz legends, ranging from Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong to name a few. You can visit The Cutting Room by clicking here. She has been featured in The Huffington Post for her Ronnie Wood Painting, and Manhattan Sideways for her Faces of Music Collection 2014.

Kathrina appears as a featured mural artist in the March 2014 NBC Nate Berkus "AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS" show.

Her murals and paintings have also appeared in restaurants such as “Lusso”, SOHO NYC, and “Johnnies” in the Theater District, NYC, and many private homes.

Kathrina was asked to exhibit a show at "The Gibson Guitar Showroom Gallery" in New York. She named it Gibson Masters 2006. It was a tremendous success with a nearly sold out show, and it was a star-studded night. Some guests included Actors James Gandolfini, Federico Castelluccio, Analyze That's Raymond Franza, American Idol's Constantine Maroulis, and New York Dolls Steve Conte. “Gibson Masters” received rave reviews from “The New York Daily News.” Miccio was honored at the “Artist of The Year Award Show”, and was showcased with an article in “Talent in Motion Magazine” 2007 and “The Long Island Exchange” in Cognacs Corner for her Gibson Masters show.

She exhibited her Italian portraits and landscapes at “Salmagundi Club Art Exhibit – New York – "Visioni" (invited artist)”, juried show in New York City, September 2004.

Miccio’s paintings have been featured on “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”, TV documentary. Soprano’s Dominic Chianese documentary for HBO, FX “Rescue Me” with Denis Leary, “Love Monkey” with Tom Cavanaugh, “Top Model” with Tyra Banks, and The Movie, “Make Me Blush”.

She was interviewed and featured on “I Love My Job” TV 2007, “METV”2007, and “METRO NY”2005.

Her Painting of Ray Charles was featured in Marc Bego’s Book “The Biography of Billy Joel”, pictured with Billy Joel’s daughter “Alexa Ray Joel”. Kathrina then went on to meet Billy Joel at The Cutting Room when she was asked to paint a portrait of him when he performed there for a private show.

She has also donated her time and paintings to raise money for The Breast Cancer Center, The Children’s Hope Foundation benefit, “Spring for Art”, and many other charities including AMFAR, in which she was the original designer of “The AIDS Awareness Ribbon Pin”.

Kathrina Miccio is also a proud member of IATSE Local 798 Make-up Artist Union, and The Screen Actors Guild.