Nicora Gangi was educated at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976).
Gangi was a professor of art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi has been awarded many grand prize and first place awards and grants. She has been and continues to be published in numerous artist’s books on pastel paintings. She has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at universities and artist’s guilds. She is represented by: MME Fine Art, New York, New York, and Minerva Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina.
In my pastel works on paper, I explore realism of the natural and human culture evoking a mysterious and nearly miraculous feeling of God’s light, contemptible darkness, glorious space, and even the passage of time. In the still life assemblages from which I draw are implicit narratives and deeply symbolic communications humans instinctively seek: hope in the face of death, the possibility of genuine permanence, and the perseverance of meaning in spite of our weakness, brokenness, and failure.
My aim as an artist is to be the observer penetrating with eyes and heart of this material world to realize and visualize at its core its ultimate corporeality, Jesus Is Alive and Sovereign. Through Him, I aim to render that aesthetic experience of being overwhelmed, filled with awe at something so majestic it evokes a sense of the One, Holy, and Mighty God, who created everything, seen and un-seen.
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