An accomplished Artist, Professional Dancer and Mime, Steven Colucci has had a lifelong pursuit of the arts.
SOUNDS OF COLORPDF
An Art Exhibition that encompasses Charity, Conviction, and Appreciation.
Featuring the eclectic work of Steven Colucci at the National Arts Club in New York City.
Sounds of Color is an exhibition being corporate sponsored as well as Rémy Martin liqueur company. Steven Colucci has been working together with American Cancer Society and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge encouraging people to come together during this Holiday Season and give recognition to the hard working individuals that continue to hold onto their convictions and give back to the community.
Steven Colucci has distinguished himself as an artist creating everything from paintings to fashion design. The exhibition will feature his ever-growing expansion of work, such as artscarfs and paintings. This Exhibition wants to commemorate all the men and women helping others especially now. With the New Year just around the corner brings a time of reflection, and a chance to enjoy a beautiful holiday evening at the National Arts Club.
Sounds of Color an exhibition Corporately sponsored; supporting American Cancer Society and Quogue Wildlife Refuge encouraging people to come together during this Holiday Season and give recognition to the hard working individuals that continue to hold onto their conviction of community responsibility.
Steven Colucci has distinguished himself as an artist creating everything from paintings to fashion design. The exhibition will feature his ever-growing expansion of work, such as artscarfs and paintings. This Exhibition commemorates the men and women helping. Read the full article in pdf.
A NIGHT WITH ARTISTPDF
"An accomplished Artist, professional Dancer and Mime"
Steven Colucci has had a lifelong pursuit of the arts. Born in New York City, Colucci studied at the School of Visual Arts, where he found inspiration in the action paintings of Jackson Pollock and his professor, performance artist Vito Acconci. He went on to Paris to study pantomime and ballet under the tutelage of world-famous dramatic movement artists Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux. As a classically trained ballet dancer, Colucci performed in front of thousands while traveling throughout Europe and the United States for 20 years.
Today, Colucci is recognized as one of the foremost artists of our time, whose work reflects his artistic life and offers a synergy of his experiences. Steven Colucci’s latest artwork, a collection of 17 new paintings which debuted in September 2008 at Mark Hachem Galerie in New York City, references his career as a professional ballet dancer and mime. The paintings depict his iconoclastic approach to performance and visual art, and incorporate his signature gestures of varying states of movement.
Colucci’s artwork has been exhibited at National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, the Grant Gallery and the Belenky Gallery in SoHo. The artist is a recipient of the prestigious Sam Flax Memorial Award, and the Orestes S. Lapolla Memorial Award from The School Art League of New York City, and he has been featured as a guest artist at the Museum of Modern Art. Colucci’s most recent venture is the launch of Colucci Couture, a custom line of haute couture evening gowns and dresses featuring his original artwork. His design studio is located in the heart of the fashion district at 247 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018. Read the full article in pdf.
May 15 - May 26, 2006 The National Arts Club, New York City
What are the Little Men?
They’re my muses, eight-inch tall muses in gabardine or corduroy or felt. But unlike the muses the poets wait for, I summon them by drawing them and in so doing, draw power into my soul… or at least that soulful part of me that shares the One Mind with the planet.
They are my practice. My meditation. My yoga. They have no fear. They smile like the Buddha and generate the energy of a whirling dervish.
These little men remind me to let the comings and goings of life come and go…but that I am here…now. They never fail to bring me back to the present where life happens.
The Concept Behind the Little Man and Little Woman
There’s a line in The Fantastics that sums up Steven Colucci. The Girl looks up and pleads, “Oh God, please don’t let me be normal”
The little men and women in this book are anything but normal. They’re flamboyant. Loud. Gaudy. Brazen. Passionate. Animated. And Fervent. Abnormally fervent.
They’re based on real living, breathing, yelling, dancing, drinking people. Hispanic. Black. Mulatto. Indian. Chinese. People Colucci hangs out with at three in the morning in Spanish Harlem. Because they stir him. Intrigue him. Move him to tears as well as gales of laughter.
Like Hector. A tall, strong, chiseled man with a slick pony-tail. And Jessia, who Hector remembers as a kid. He had an affair with her as a grown woman. And he forgave her after she cheated on him.
There’s Maggie, the bartender. They say her two kids have IQs that are off the charts. And then there’s Columbia dates Colombia, an Irish guy named Brian and his even smarter Latina girlfriend, Ruth.
And there’s Raoul…you look up the word, loyalty, and you should see his picture. And Raymond. He might joke, “I don’t got a pot to piss in,” but he buys gifts for Colucci and lots of other people. Because Raymond measures his wealth, not in cash, but in friends.
And there’s Denise with the wild, frizzy hair who “ain’t afraid of no one.” And Mo, whose hair is even more slicked back than Hector’s and no one better talk crap about him. And he likes Marisol from across the room, but she hangs with Raoul. And on and on… Read the full article in pdf.
May 12, 2011 Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City
The paintings of the “Sea Series,” largely completed in 2010, are actually the...
Practice, Practice, Practice
Steven Colucci is a perfectionist. As a painter, he describes himself as “a dictator, a controlling ballet master with a stick,” dispassionately choreographing his composition to achieve the exact result he desires. The paintings of the “Sea Series,” largely completed in 2010, are actually the culmination of 4-5 years of practice for the artist, during which he consistently developed and refined the language and formal elements that visually distinguish the series, sometimes repeating the same image for months until he was satisfied.
Colucci’s methods and philosophy reflect his experience with movement as a performing art. While he studied with and admires Vito Acconci, Colucci is no proponent of conceptualism, finding his voice in the intense discipline of traditional forms, explaining, “If you don’t practice art like a classical pianist, every day, you can’t execute your concepts.” After completing his studies at New York’s School of Visual Arts, he moved to Paris, where he studied and performed mime and ballet, working closely with Marcel Marceau, who also painted, and Etienne Decroux, a sculptor as well as the originator of the form “classical mime,” which has roots in the sculpture of Rodin. Read the full article in pdf.