• Half-Moved Wall
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 32 x 24 inches
    • Shoulder Season
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 32 x 24 inches
    • Vega
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 24 x 18 inches
    • Blue Rondo
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 15 x 12 inches
    • Cipher
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Panel
    • 16 x 12 inches
    • Focus Puller
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 32 x 24 inches
    • Honcho
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 16 x 12 inches
    • Invert Sugar
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 32 x 24 inches
    • Perfect Day
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 32 x 24 inches
    • Shader
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 24 x 18 inches
    • Shapeshifter
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 32 x 24 inches
    • Suburban Split
    • Acrylic and Gypsum Compound on Canvas
    • 32 x 24 inches

Artist Statement

My work uses a hybrid visual and material language to examine the shapes and seams holding my surroundings together. Observed and remembered details or colors provide a starting place — to be quickly transmuted and obscured as the painting progresses — yet these elements are never lost, as every painting decision surrenders to and shapes the next.

For me, painting is both slow and spontaneous; it relies on practice, constant mental notekeeping, and a desire for structure, while the physical processes of painting allow for improvisational responses to change and the workings of chance.

My recent work has been focused on construction and demolition: layers of forms and color are abstracted from my urban/suburban surroundings, brought to a state of balance or completeness, then torn down by scraping, abrading and otherwise trashing the surface. The resulting textures and ruins then serve as the basis for rebuilding the piece in a new direction.

Artist Bio

Anthony Falcetta is an abstract painter from just north of Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Manchester, Connecticut, where the contrasts between the surrounding rural landscape and the brick mill buildings of his hometown left a deep impression. His paintings look to the built environments of city and suburb, while operating fully in the realm of materials and process. Initially earning a degree in English in the early ‘90s, Falcetta went on to study Painting at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, graduating with a BFA with Distinction in 2000.

Falcetta has been exhibiting his work for nearly 20 years, and his pieces are included in numerous private collections on the East and West Coasts. Recently, he has curated several group painting exhibitions, and attended a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. He is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and is an Associate Member at Boston’s Kingston Gallery.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

2015
*you are here • Mingo Gallery, Beverly, MA.

2013
Brownfields / paradise green • Mingo Gallery, Beverly, MA.

2008-2010
Paintings at the Onyx Hotel • Onyx Hotel, Boston, MA. (2-yr installation)

2007
Ongoing Events • Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

2006
Anthony Falcetta (Recent Paintings) • Oylan Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2004
Anthony Falcetta: Recent Paintings • Eastern University, St. David’s, PA.

Selected group exhibitions

2018
Hard Lines: An Exploration of Geometry • Space Gallery, Denver, CO.
Entangle • Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA.
OnEdge • The Painting Center, New York, NY.
Space Invaders • Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA. (juried)

2017
Vice Versa • PLEAT Gallery, (2-person, online)Leah Dyjak/Anthony Falcetta/Marty Epp-Carter/Joel Janowitz/
Ted Kincaid/Tom Nozkowski • Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA.Show of Hands • Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston, MA.Overlaid & Underpinned • Curating Contemporary, (curator/artist)

2016
Summer Crush: Best of 2016 and REBOOT • Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Chroma: A New England Art Awakening • Montserrat Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.
Temporal Transcendent • Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA. (curator/artist)

2015
Small Works 4 • Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, New York, NY. (juried)
ABOVE / BELOW / WITHIN • Porter Mill Gallery, Beverly, MA.
Edenic • Preston-Cutler Gallery, Christ Church, Hamilton, MA. (curator/artist)International Painting NYC IV • Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, New York, NY. (juried)An Abstract Language • ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA.
CHROMA • Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA. (juried)
Visual Alchemy • Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA. (juried)
Anthony Falcetta & Mark Thayer • Art Focus/New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA.

2014
New England Collective V • Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA. (juried)
Landscape at the Edge • Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI. (juried)

2013
Faculty/Alumni Exhibition • Barrington Gallery, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

2012
Small Works Show • Mingo Gallery, Beverly, MA.

2009
The Elements: EARTH • Gallery of Contemp. Art, Sacred Heart U., Fairfield, CT.

2006
Recent Work: Alumni Artists • Barrington Gallery, Gordon College, Wenham, MA. (4-person)

2004
Fresh From Providence: Dave Cole, Anthony Falcetta, Xander Marro •Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.
Introductions 2004 (4-person) • Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.

Residencies, curatorial and professional activities

2017
Curator, Overlaid & Underpinned. Curating Contemporary website, www.curatingcontemporary.com

2016
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. 4-week residency, artist grant.
Curator, Temporal Transcendent. Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA.

2015
Curator, Edenic. Preston-Cutler Gallery, Christ Church, Hamilton, MA.

Education

2001
Painting BFA w/ Distinction. Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA.

1992
BA English, Visual Art minor. Gordon College, Wenham, MA.