Joe Concra

 

Dark is Rising

72” x 72”

Oil on canvas

2022

Tension

24” x 24”

Oil on canvas

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Concra is a painter who is devoted to the traditional practice
of form, color, and light as language. With paint he can capture
tensions and elusive moments he understands as being connective
and honest. He is dedicated to paint - every facet of the science
and magic that is the making and mixing of paint, but especially
color. The Hudson Valley light anchors Joe’s work and inspires
the worlds he creates. First he convinces himself of their
existence, but always with the hope that someone else might be
moved to stay and look a little while, to get lost there and nd
their own story. Joe holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute
College of Art where he was a student of Grace Hartigan’s. He is
a long time Kingston resident and one of the founders of O+, an
organization to which he has dedicated more than a decade of
work to its mission of the exchange of art, medicine, and
healthcare.


Education
1987 - B.A Marist College
1992 - M.F.A. Maryland
Institute College of Art
Work Experience
1992 - 1995 - Adjunct Professor in Studio
Arts (painting) Marist College 2010 - Present Co-founder and Co-
director of O+ Festival
Shows
Solo and Group Exhibitions - information upon request
Diverse group of Collectors - information upon request

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