celesterapone@gmail.com


EDUCATION
2013

Masters of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011

Costume Required, SOHO2O Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Vacation Bible School, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY



GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017

Not Knowing, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017

Minds Eye I, Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, IL

2017

Layer Cake, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017

Close to Me, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

2016

Figure It Out, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2016

Storytelling, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

2015

Seven, Elizabeth Houston Gallery New York, NY

2014

Ground Floor: A Biennial Exhibition of New Art For Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2014

Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014

Hoarding, Amassing, and Excess, Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

2013

Should have gave you my number, Art Amalgamated, New York

American Painting Today: Physical and Visceral, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

Union Civic and Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition, Chicago, IL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Severe Style, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2010

I Speak American, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2009

Emerging Artists 2009, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

INPLACE, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, NY

ATOA (Artists Talk on Art) Winners Exhibition, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

2008

Rockers and Posers, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

2007

The Last Word, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

RISD Alumni Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

RISD Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

RISD Illustration Departmental Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI



FAIRS
2017

stARTup Fair, New American Paintings, Chicago IL

2016

Expo Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago IL

2015

Scope Miami, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, Miami FL

2014

Expo Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL



FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2013

Teaching Fellowship, Department of Painting and Drawing, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2009

First Place, Emerging Artists 2009, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008

Artist Fellowship, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

Winner, Curator’s Choice, ATOA (Artists Talk on Art)

2007

School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program, Painting and Mixed Media, New York, NY

Winner, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

Illustration Departmental Award for Excellence in Figure Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



PANELS / LECTURES / ARTIST TALKS / COMMITTEES
2014

Visiting Artist, Northern Illinois University Painting Department, Dekalb, IL

2013

Sass, Brash, and Pizzazz, Artist Talk with Romi Crawford and Wolfie Rawk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2012

Panelist, Undergraduate Advanced Painting Final Critiques, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010

Committee, 15th International Juried Exhibition Curated by Phong Bui, SOHO2O Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

2008

Artist Talk, ATOA (Artists Talk on Art), Critics Choice Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2007

Panel Discussion for group exhibition The Last Word, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ



PRESS
2016

New American Painting Midwest Issue 125

2013

The Georgia Review, Featured Artist, Fall 2012

2012

New American Paintings MFA Annual, Juror: Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

2009

Nancy Clare Caponi, Profile: The Art of Celeste Rapone, Makeshift Magazine, Issue #5

2008

CMYK Magazine, Issue #39

2007

ArtInfo, Discover New Talent, May 15th, 2007, www.artinfo.com