Celeste Rapone

Celeste Rapone (b. 1985, New Jersey, USA) fuses material invention, humour, high-low free play, tough art history and resourcefulness with the figure, all in service of detailed 21st-century narratives that prioritise women. Rapone is a 2013 MFA graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago — where she is now an adjunct professor in painting and drawing — and the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley and Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago.

Celeste Rapone lives and works in Chicago.

Education

2013, MFA, School of The Art Institute of Chicago
2007, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Retreat, Josh Lilley, London

2019
Behind Face, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

2019
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London
Small Painting, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

2018
Celeste Rapone and Justin O’Brien, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York
Everlast: Celeste Rapone and Betsy Odom, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago
Five Propositions, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles
On Anxiety, Cleve Carney Gallery, Glen Ellyn
Stretching out the Cramp: A Drawing Survey from 2017, Green Door Gallery, Chicago
Women Painting Men, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside

2017
Celeste Rapone and Jenn Smith, Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago
8, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York
Not Knowing, Heaven Gallery, Chicago
Minds Eye I, Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago
Layer Cake, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
Close to Me, Roots and Culture, Chicago

2016
Figure It Out, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
Storytelling, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens

2015
Seven, Elizabeth Houston Gallery New York

2014
Ground Floor: A Biennial Exhibition of New Art For Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago
Hoarding, Amassing, and Excess, Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb

2013
Should have gave you my number, Art Amalgamated, New York
American Painting Today: Physical and Visceral,
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph Union Civic and Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition, Chicago
MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Severe Style, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010
I Speak American, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Media

2009
Emerging Artists 2009, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY INPLACE, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York
ATOA (Artists Talk on Art) Winners Exhibition, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York

2008
Rockers and Posers, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn

2007
The Last Word, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange
RISD Alumni Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York RISD Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence
RISD Illustration Departmental Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence

CV

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The Eye
Yawn
Eclipse
Serenade
Do-gooder
Phantom
Retreat
Tourist
Timekeeper
Grazer
Assist
Swan
 Fun Aunt
One Woman Show

Exhibitions

Retreat

Retreat

Solo Show

Stains on a Decade

Stains on a Decade

Group Show