B. 1953 in Milan, Italy.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Education:
1978 M.F.A., Painting, Columbia University, New York, NY.
1975 B.A., Art, Brown University, Providence, RI. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
1991 “Dialogues With Giotto”, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY.
1989 Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY.
1988 Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY.
1986 Hodges/Banks Gallery, Seattle, WA.
1985 Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY.
1984 The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.
1983 Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY. 

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018 “Three Squared”, organized by Sue Muskat and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
2017 "Brave New Work", organized by Sue Muskat and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
2016 “Making the Future”, organized by Julie Torres and Michael David, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY.
        “Thru the Rabbit Hole”, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2015 “New Work City”, organized by Julie Torres, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 "Color, Shape & Form", Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY.
        "Do it Yourself”, organized by Julie Torres, BOS14, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 "Unhinged”, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY.
2011 “Twin Twin Postcard Edition”, organized by Matt Freedman, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 “25 years/25 Works”, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Lambertville, NJ.
2007 “Pierogi Flatfiling”, organized by Joe Amrhein and Leif Magne Tangen, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany.
2005 “20th Anniversary Exhibit”, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2001 "Made in Brooklyn", organized by Nellie Appleby and Chris Martin, S. Cono Pizzeria, Brooklyn, NY. 
        "Marina Cappelletto and Yvonne Puffer", organized by Kim McCarty, Michael's, Santa Monica, CA.
2000 "Snapshot", organized by Gary Sangster, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
1993 “La Fabbrica Estetica”, organized by Atelier Mendini with Maria Morganti, Grand Palais, Paris, France (catalog, ill.).
1989 “Counter Currents: Personal Icons”, Jeanie Deans and Kit-Yin Snyder curators, City Gallery, New York, NY. 
        “Nocturnal Visions in Contemporary Painting”, Susan Lubowsky Talbott curator, Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, New York, NY.
1987 "Selections”, Kellie Jones curator, Artists Space, New York, NY (catalog, ill.). 
        “to objectify the subjective: Contemporary Symbolist Sensibilities”, Philip Verre curator, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx,  NY. 
        “Rooms With a View”, Fred Wilson curator, Longwood Arts Center, Bronx, NY.
1986 “Made in New York”, Gianfranco Zani, Turin, Italy. 
        “Senza Paura”, Wessel O’Connor, Rome, Italy.
        "Consensus”, EXIT Art, New York, NY.
1985 “The Discovery of America”, Wessel O’Connor, Rome, Italy. 
        “Messengers: Three New York City Artists”, William Bennett curator, U. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 
        “American Art Now, Painting in the 80’s”, Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Columbus, GA.
1984 “Fantastic Landscape”, EXIT Art, New York, NY. 
        “Emblems of Imagination”, Karen Shaw curator, Islip Museum, Islip, NY (catalog, ill.).
        “Painting and Sculpture Today, 1984”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. 
        “Architecture and Image”, Lelia Amalfitano curator, Rathbone Gallery, Russell Sage College, Albany, NY.
        “Newscapes”, Peter Frank Curator, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY. 
        "Nature as Image”, organized by OIA, New York, NY (catalog, ill.).
1982 “Art on Paper”, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC. 
        “P.S....P.S.1”, 1708 East Main Street, Richmond, VA (catalog, ill.).
1981 “5 +5, Artists Introduce Artists”, Kathleen Goncharov curator, City Gallery, New York, NY.
1980 “Private Worlds”, Joyce Kozloff curator, 626 B’way, New York, NY. 
        “Studio Workspace Program Exhibition”, P.S.1, L. I. City, NY. 

Awards:
1992 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
        Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, awarded by The American Center, Paris,  France.
1983 New York State CAPS Grant, Painting.
1978-80 Studio Workspace Program, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY.

Selected Public Collections: 
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL. 
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. 
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY. 
EXPO, Milan, Italy. 
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. 
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL. 
The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH. 
Prudential Insurance Company, NJ.
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA. 

Selected Bibliography:
Landi, Ann, “Marina Cappelletto”, Vasari21.com, May 2018 (ill.).
Berger, Maurice, “Fred Wilson, Objects and Installations 1979-2000”, catalog, CAVC, UMBC, 2001, (ill. P.44, 86).
Micaletti, Antonella, “La Fabbrica Estetica, un Esempio di Arte Giovane Italiana”, Titolo, N.13, 1993.
Micaletti, Antonella, “Parigi, Design Italiano al Gran Palais”, Altrimmagine, 1993. 
Deans, Jeanie, “Marina Cappelletto”, essay, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, March 1989.
Deans Jeanie, “Counter Currents: Personal Icons”, essay, City Gallery, October 1989, p.2.
Smith, Roberta, “Galleries Paint a Brighter Picture for Women”, New York Times, April 14, 1989, p.C29
Jones, Kellie, “Selections”, catalog, Artists Space, September 1987 (ill.).
DiMauro, Edoardo, and Frediani, Graziano, “John Wessel e Billy O’Connor. Due americani a Roma.”, Lei, Jan. 1986, p.129.
Braff, Phyllis, “Innovations and Contradictions”, New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1985, p.16 (ill.).
Tosi, Barbara, “La Scoperta dell’America”, Flash Art, Italian Edition, Dec.’85/Jan.’86, p.56-57 (ill.).
Verre, Philip, “Marina Cappelletto”, Arts Magazine, March 1985, p.4 (ill.).
Verre, Philip, “Nature as Image”, catalog, OIA, 1984.
Harrison, Helen A., “A Show to Challenge our Perceptions”, New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1984, p.20 (ill.).
Howe, Katherine, “Marina Cappelletto at Pam Adler”, Images and Issues, March/April 1984, p.51 (ill.).
Shaw, Karen, “Emblems of Imagination”, catalog, Islip Art Museum, 1984 (ill.).
Glueck, Grace, review, New York Times, October 28, 1983, p.C25.
Malott, Mary, “Marina Cappelletto”, Arts Magazine, November 1983, p.2 (ill.).
Blyn, Stefany, “P.S....P.S.1 at 1708 East Main Street”, cat., March 1982 (ill.).
Smith, Roberta, “Spacewalk”, The Village Voice, June 10, 1981
Goncharov, Kathleen, “5 + 5, Artists Introduce Artists”, catalog, 1981 (ill.).
Levin, Kim, “Voice Centerfold”, The Village Voice, June 10, 1981.
Rickey, Carrie, “Voice Centerfold”, The Village Voice, June 23, 1980.
Zimmer, William, “School’s Out!”, The Soho News, June 11, 1980. 
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