Born 1963, Providence, RI
Lives and works in Connecticut and New York
Viewers could lose their sense of place in front of Jackie Saccoccio’s paintings. Her canvases have been all over the place, positioned in every orientation as paint has been dripped and spilled from all directions. Saccoccio says of her process: “I use paint in varying degrees of liquidity and apply layer upon layer, with anywhere from 10-50 plus passes. It’s an additive occupation. I mean, I cover things, but I rarely edit or wipe off. I want the canvas to record the entire passage of the painting experience, including whatever self-doubt and bravado went into its painting.” The result is an exuberant and topsy-turvy body of work that reads as explosions of color, grand sweeping gestures, and opulent combinations of gauzy, translucent, opaque, and even shimmering surfaces.
Jackie Saccoccio received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI in 1985 and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL in 1988. Saccoccio’s recent solo exhibitions include Brand New Gallery, Milan and Corbett v. Dempsey, Chicago, IL; The American Academy in Rome, Italy; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI; Harris Lieberman, New York, NY; Greene Naftali, New York, NY; and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY.