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Brian Cirmo
updated: 01/24/2013
website: briancirmo.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Artist and Bob Dylan Watch The Sunset
The Artist and Philip Roth Tell Stories Around The Campfire
The Artist and Peter Saul Contemplate A Philip Guston Painting
The Artist and Woody Allen Look At The Stars
One of Those Coffeehouses on the Block
Low in Lowell
The 54th Street Connolly's
WT's
Descending the Million Dollar Staircase
Memphis Sun
The Grassy Knoll Assassination
Springfield 87 Years Ago
Chicago Doppelganger
Baltimore Nevermore
Camden,NJ, O Captain My Captain
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, landscape, figurative, cartoon
 
 
The Artist and Bob Dylan Watch The Sunset by Brian Cirmo
The Artist and Bob Dylan Watch The Sunset
pen on paper
2012
11" x  14" 
The Artist and Philip Roth Tell Stories Around The Campfire by Brian Cirmo
The Artist and Philip Roth Tell Stories Around The Campfire
pen on paper
2012
11" x  14" 
The Artist and Peter Saul Contemplate A Philip Guston Painting by Brian Cirmo
The Artist and Peter Saul Contemplate A Philip Guston Painting
pen on paper
2012
11" x  14" 
The Artist and Woody Allen Look At The Stars by Brian Cirmo
The Artist and Woody Allen Look At The Stars
pen on paper
2012
11" x  14" 
One of Those Coffeehouses on the Block by Brian Cirmo
One of Those Coffeehouses on the Block
pen on paper
2010
14" x  11" 
Low in Lowell by Brian Cirmo
Low in Lowell
pen on paper
2011
14" x  11" 
The 54th Street Connolly's by Brian Cirmo
The 54th Street Connolly's
pen on paper
2011
14" x  11" 
WT's by Brian Cirmo
WT's
pen on paper
2010
14" x  11" 
Descending the Million Dollar Staircase by Brian Cirmo
Descending the Million Dollar Staircase
pen on paper
2010
14 " x  11 " 
Memphis Sun by Brian Cirmo
Memphis Sun
pen on paper
2009
11" x  14" 
The Grassy Knoll Assassination by Brian Cirmo
The Grassy Knoll Assassination
pen on paper
2009
11" x  14" 
Springfield 87 Years Ago by Brian Cirmo
Springfield 87 Years Ago
pen on paper
2009
14" x  11" 
Chicago Doppelganger by Brian Cirmo
Chicago Doppelganger
pen on paper
2008
11 " x  13.5 " 
Baltimore Nevermore by Brian Cirmo
Baltimore Nevermore
pen on paper
2009
13.5 " x  11 " 
Camden,NJ, O Captain My Captain by Brian Cirmo
Camden,NJ, O Captain My Captain
pen on paper
2008
13.5 " x  11 " 

Artist Statement

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briancirmo@yahoo.com 

  I have spent the past decade traveling throughout the country visiting museums, large cities, small towns, national parks, civil war battlefields, assassination sites, graveyards, and national monuments.  I am a lifelong student of the vast profundity of American music as well as a glutton for American history, literature, western painting, film, comic strips, and cartoons; all of which have consumed my nights and days.  All of these interests and practices have influenced and inspired me to make American images and tell American stories.  From Woody Guthrie to Woody Allen straight through to Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan I’m fascinated by the American story and I’m committed to joining the conversation of American artists and raconteurs.

  Greil Marcus, the American author, music journalist and cultural critic writes, “There is no theme richer for the American artist than the spirit and the themes of the country and the country's history. We have never figured out what this place is about or what it is for, and the only way to even begin to answer those questions is to watch our movies, read our poets, our novelists, and listen to our music... America is the life's work of American artists because they are doomed to be American.” 

  My bespectacled, bearded, and slightly balding protagonist fills his heart with the vision of Walt Whitman’s America only to get sucker punched by Philip Roth’s and Peter Saul’s America.  But he continues with deepening resolve on his journey in hopes of figuring out the question of what it means to be American.

Artist Bio / CV

WWW.BRIANCIRMO.COM

briancirmo@yahoo.com 

       Brian Cirmo earned his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the State University of New York at Albany where he studied with renowned painter and curator Mark Greenwold.  While completing graduate study at the University Brian was awarded a Graduate Teacher Assistantship, and the Distinguished Master of Fine Arts Award.  Brian Cirmo’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, including: Charles Krause reporting Fine Art Gallery, Washington DC, The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany; Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Museum Utica; Green Gallery , Brooklyn; Saratoga County Arts Council, Saratoga; and Rochester Contemporary Arts Center.  His work is held in the artist slide registries at The Drawing Center and Nurture Art Gallery in New York City.  He was awarded the Times Union Juror award by Matthew Higgs, Director of White Columns Gallery in New York, and the University at Albany Purchase Award at the 2009 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition. Brian is currently Adjunct Professor of Art at The College of Saint Rose and Sage College of Albany in Albany, New York.