New York, NY, United States
About Carol Caputo
Carol Caputo (°1949, New York, United States) is an visual artist who works in a variety of media. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, Caputo creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. Her artworks establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By applying abstraction, she investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. Her works are often classified as part of the new romantic movement because of the desire for the local in the unfolding globalized world. However, this reference is not intentional, as this kind of art is part of the collective memory. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, she creates work through labour-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual. They are inspired by a nineteenth-century tradition of works, in which an ideal of ‘Fulfilled Absence’ was seen as the pinnacle.
School of Visual Arts, NYC
IRUBNY, a six year project inspiring people to experience the city in and entire new way.
Documentary film can be seen on utube.
A book titled, "Impressions of the City", available at
2017 Art Expo, Solo Exhibition, Javits Center, NY
2016 BrooklynWorks Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
2014 Moving Pictures, Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Remains of the Day, St Peters Theater Gallery, New York
2012 Digital Drawing/ Painting, The Durst Organization, NY
2010 LandEscapes, The Boston Properties, Gallery, New York,