Michelle Capizzi Abstract Art, New York

Artist statement:

Michelle Capizzi’s art is the culmination of joyfully living her life for others, as so many wives and mothers have done before. 

It is the riotous bloom of wildflower ideas, emotions, and experiences that have been collecting inside of her, transformed into color, movement, and vibration on the canvas. Michelle’s work arrives to bring joy, reflection, motivation, and conversation. 

Painting allows Michelle to stretch muscles that have long been dormant, to challenge herself, to find new ways to believe in herself and her purpose, and to fill herself up so that she can continue to give. Humans thrive on connection and Michelle’s art helps her to connect with and expand the world around her. 

Michelle’s Studio:

Michelle’s studio is located in Great Valley, NY. She is blessed by the sounds and senses of the woods in cattaraugus county. This is a major part of her daily inspiration.

Michelle's canvases are usually in large scale.  She also enjoys working in smaller scale on heavy duty paper.  Acrylic is her main medium, but she usually combines mixed media in all paintings.

She likes to paint with unconventional tools and her hands.  Michelle's paintings are layer upon layers and full of texture with many hidden small details.

About Michelle:

She's a girl (sure she's in her 50’s, but still feels like a girl in the studio) who loves to get messy, dance barefoot, is obsessed with color, and always dreaming in shapes.

Michelle Capizzi has a BA in fine arts from SUNY Fredonia, but the bulk of her art education has come from working with artists, galleries, and exploring the world.  Her Art Studio is located in Great Valley NY.  Primarily she paints in Acrylics on canvas, but also likes to include pencil, ink, gouache and oil sticks in her paintings. 

Recently Michelle had a solo Exhibition, “Anything Can Happen” at Seneca One Tower, 2023,

Michelle also had a dual exhibition, “Ruminations Rising” at Tri-County Arts Council, 2021. 

She has been in various member group shows in WNY, including Cepa Gallery, Live on Five at Buffalo Arts Studio, Hallwalls , Tri-County Arts Council, Junior League of Buffalo Decorator Showhouse and The Burchfield Penny Art Center’s Art Auction and Gala.

Michelle’s paintings can also be found in many private homes, businesses and  art collections in WNY and across the United States. 

How she got here:

Michelle has always looked at the world through her own lens.  Getting back into the studio full time has been a whirlwind experience, but now she’s here to stay: paint, create, dance, drink wine, and laugh out loud.

Before Michelle’s return, she had been busy figuring it all out and learning to trust herself.  Her experience as a Graphic Designer, Art Director, Fundraiser, Stylist, and Volunteer has shaped her into an independent thinker. Being a mother of three sons and wife has given Michelle the gift of a lifetime and taught her about love and appreciation.

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