ROCCO SCARY

 

ROCCO SCARY 

Areas of focus: Sculpture/Artists' Books/Works on Paper

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016 Fade to Blue, Second Story Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

2015 The Memory Pages (part 2), Rutgers University, Newark NJ

2014 The Memory Pages (part 1), Rutgers University, Newark NJ

2014 People, Places and ...., Second Story Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

2008 Featured Artist Project: The Center for Book Arts, NYC

2004 Book Findings, Artists' Book Exhibition, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2003 'Paper & Fire', Artists' Book Exhibition, Ben Shahn Gallery, Wayne, NJ

1990 Mutual Benefit Life, Sculpture Exhibition, Newark, NJ

1984 Divine Obscurities, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

Book Art; A Novel Idea. The Morris Museum, Morristown NJ.

New Jersey and You; Perfect Together. Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.

Building Books, Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown, NJ.

Art and Jazz: A Tribute to Ed Berger. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

 

2016

Accumulating Experience, Newark Open Doors Festival, 77 Market St, Newark, NJ.

Four Colleges: A Teacher Student Exhibition. The Morris Museum, Morristown NJ.

Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition, Ben Shahn Gallery, Wayne, NJ

UP Against the Wall, Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ.

Picturing the Garden State(Now), Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ.

  

2015

Redux: Selected Featured Artists Projects Renewed, The Center for book arts, NYC

Out of The Studio, Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown NJ

Childhood Memories, Zufall Health Systems, Dover, NJ.

Rocco Scary and Margaret Noel, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA.

ABC; Assemblage, Book Art, and Collage. Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah Museum of Art.

People and Places That Inspire......., Zufall Health Systems, Dover, NJ.

Morris County Higher Educational Invitational Exhibit, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ

2014

The Aftermath, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ 

Compiled and Composed, Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown NJ

Arts Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon, The Center for Book Arts, NY.

 

2013

Newark Art and Artists: Prints, Photographs, and Other Works on Paper. Newark Public Library.

Abstract Lives, Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ.

New York Bound: International Bookart Biennial, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY.

Ecoeditions, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

By the Numbers, (2nd of a triad show) Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ.

Paperworks, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ.

Here not There, Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway NJ. 

 

2012

Layers and Folds. Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ.

Road Trip: My America. Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ

The Garden Statement. The Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ.

Toys and Toons. Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ.

Metro29show, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ.

  

2011

Remembrance of Things Past, Gallery 14, Morristown, NJ

The Un(framed) Photograph, The Center for Book Arts, NYC

Beyond the text, The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA

The Book as Memorial: Book Artists Respond to and Remember 9/11,

          Robert B. Hass Family Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Visual Phrasing; College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ.

Beyond the Text, Vermont University Library, Burlington, VT.

 

2010

Material Translations: Artists' Books from 1970 to Now, Princeton, NJ

Random Thoughts, Williamsburg Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

Last Call, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY.

San Diego Book Arts 3rd National Juried Exhibition, University of California, San Diego, CA

Beyond the Text, The Grolier Club, New York, NY

Pulp; Artworks Made of Paper, Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ. 

2009

NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Summit, NJ.

\'flo\: art, test, new media. The Center for Book Arts, NYC.

The Impossible Bottle. PS122 Gallery, NYC. 

 

2008

Sprawl; A look at the overbuilding of NJ, Rahway Arts Guild, NJ. 

 

2007

(Un)Contained Vessels, Center for Book Arts, NYC.

Action/Interaction: Book/Arts Exhibition, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper arts, Chicago, IL.

The Open Book, National and International Book Artists, NJCU Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Mutilated/Cultivated Environments, Center for Book Arts, NYC

Unstitched, Unbound: Imprints for Change, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC. 

2005

Earth, Air, Fire, Water; Artists' Books, Hunterdon Museum, NJ.

Beyond Reading, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia. 

2002

Life with Pocket Change, Ben Shahn Gallery, W. Paterson, NJ. 

2001

7th Annual Book Arts Symposium, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. 

1997

Love & Technology, Artists' Books, Graz, Austria.

1992

Montclair State in Manhattan. Westbeth Gallery, NYC. 

 

Awards and Appointments:

Jersey Arts, Featured Artist, December 2014. 

The Garden Statement Award, 2012. Kean University, Union, NJ

Artslant Showcase Winner, March 2009.

NJ State Arts Council Fellowship Grant, 2008

Levin/Lutz Award, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. 2006

Excellence in Papermaking Award, MSU, Montclair, NJ 1997

W. Essex Arts Council, Nathans Gallery, Best in Show. 1987

Essex County Arts Council Annual, Best in Show. 1986

Third Annual Juried Show, Montclair State University, Best in Show. 1982

 

Judge; Student Exhibition, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, 2010.

Juror; MSHAC at The Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, 2011.

Juror; Artsbridge Member Show, Lambertville, NJ. 2012.

Juror; New Perspectives, Morris Museum, Morristown NJ. 2015

Juror; New Brunswick Art Association, Alfa Gallery, 2016.

Juror; New Jersey Art Association, County College of Morris. Randolph, NJ. 2017

Juror; Atlantic Health Systems Employee Show, Morristown, NJ. 2017.

Juror; New Brunswick Art Association, Alfa Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. 2017.

 

Education: 

MFA in Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT 

BFA in Sculpture, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

 

Selected Collections:

The Center for Arts, New York, NY. 

Rutgers University, Dana Library, Newark, NJ

Dr. Robert J. Ruben Artists' Book Collection

The Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

Valley National Bancorp

Various Private Collections

 

Publications: 

1000 Artists' Books; Exploring the Book as Art. 2012, Quarry Books, Beverly MA.

The Garden Statement Project, 2012 by Kean University, Union, NJ.

Yale University Fall newsletter, Volume 26, No 2. Fall/Winter 2011.

Road Trip: My America, Arts Guild NJ, catalog 2012.

San Diego Book Arts, Third National Show, catalog 2010, University of California.

Beyond the Text: Artists' Books from the Collection of Robert J. Ruben. 2010, Grolier Club NY.

NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, catalog 2009, Visual Arts Center NJ.

Not Just for Reading, 2008, American Craft Council. craftcouncil.org.

 

Professional: 

2010 - Present. The College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ - Adjunct Instructor; Sculpture/Advanced Sculpture, Book Arts

2014- Present.  Atlantic Health Systems, Healing Arts Program - Advisory Board Member