Gianna Commito

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Born 1976, North Carolina

Lives and works in Kent, OH





2003    MFA, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

2002    MA, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

1998    BFA, Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY





2010   Untitled (Painting), SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2009   The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY

           The Great Impression, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2008   Union Square, Taxter and Spengemann, New York, NY

           Exquisitude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

           Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

           Greensboro, NC

           Recent Work, Moreau Art Galleries, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

           Perfect Strangers, Daily Operation, curated by Jon Lutz. Brooklyn, NY

2007   Fall Selections: Non-Declarative Drawing, The Drawing Center, New York City, NY

           Side by Side, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

           Eight Hour Drawing Project, Bowman and Penelec Galleries, Allegheny College. Meadville, PA

           Thirty Women, Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery, Frederick Community College. Frederick, MD

2006   Artist of the Week, from Flatfiles, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY

           Space-Domestic, Emerson Gallery, McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA

2004   Young Painters Competition, curated by Lauri Firstenburg, Heistan Galleries, Miami University of

           Ohio, Oxford, OH

2002    Iowa Artists, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA





2008   Call and Response, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

           The Last Book, compiled by Luis Camnitzer, housed in the National Library of Argentina

2006   Three-way, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2005   Listings, Collaboration with author Rick Moody, Indiana Review (Volume 27, #1) Summer, 2005





2005  Artist in Residence, Saint Michael's College Visiting Artist Program: Colchester, VT

          Second Place, William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Young Painters Competition, Miami University of Ohio,


2004  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

          Yaddo: Saratoga Springs, NY

          The MacDowell Colony: Peterborough, NH

          Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: Omaha, NE

2003  Mildred Peltzer Lynch Fellowship, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History: Iowa City, IA





Pierogi Flatfiles: Brooklyn, NY

The Drawing Center Viewing Program and Slide Registry: New York, NY

White Columns Slide Registry and Website: New York, NY

Artist's Space Slide Registry: New York, NY

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa Thesis Collection: Iowa City, IA

Law Offices of Bernkopf, Goodman, and Baseman: Boston, MA





Art on Paper 2008, Art Papers, Max Halperen, March/April 2009

Critic's Pick,, Lumi Tan, posted 17 July 2008

Recommendations, The Village Voice, R.C. Baker, 9 October 2007

Juxtapositions: Side by Side @  Moca, Angle: a Journal of Arts and Culture, Douglas Max Utter, Issue 31, March/April 2007

Daring Pairings, The Plain Dealer, Steven Lit, 30 January 2007

On View-Side by Side, The Cleveland Scene, Zachary Lewis, 6 February 2007, P. 27

Space-Domestic in McLean, The Washington Post, Jessica Dawson, 24 June 2006, p. C02

Space-Domestic, Washington City Paper, Kriston Capps, 30 June 2006, p.60

Collaboration/Collage, Indiana Review, Sima Rabinowitz, 19 October 2005.

Painting, Potential and Indeterminacy, Online catalogue introduction to Miami University Young Painters Competition, Lauri Firstenberg,, posted Fall 2005.