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Robert Calafiore

Robert Calafiore

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Assistant Dean

calafiore@hartford.edu

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MFA, Photography, State University of New York at Buffalo
BFA, Photography, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Robert Calafiore was born in New Britain, Conn. to Italian immigrants. His first-generation American experience continues to significantly influence his work. Cultural traditions and visual icons of his past merge with a critical interest on the impact of new technologies on current culture, particularly social media, gaming, augmented realities, and communication platforms. The unprecedented speed at which new technologies change and reflection on personal experiences serve to develop a focused exploration and conceptual base for his work.

Gallery

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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions:

2016

  • Glass, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning, N.Y.
  • New Artists, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y.
  • For the Love of Things; Still Life, curated by Godin-Spaulding, Albright Knox, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Center Forward, curated by Aline Smithson, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Thunder Umbrella, curated by Christopher Joy, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, Conn.

2015

  • Art Today; 2000-Present, New Britain Museum of American Art, McKernan Gallery, New Britain, Conn.
  • One, Unique Photographs, curated by Debra Klomp and Darren Ching, KLOMPCHING Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • New Works, curated by Jeffrey Mueller, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, Conn.
  • Objects and Ideas, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Conn.

2014

  • Art of the Northeast, curated by Andrew Russeth, critic for New York Observer, 16 miles of String and Gallerist, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, Conn.
  • New Artist, Forre and Co. Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Seeing Things, Seven Photogrpahers, Dehn Gallery, MCC on Main, Manchester, Conn.

2013

  • Looking Through a Glass Darkly, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Conn.
  • New Artist, George Billis Gallery, during Art Basel Miami, Miami, Fla.

2012

  • In Focus: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn.
Selected Collections:
  • New Britain Museum of American Art
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Speaking Engagements:

2016

  • Moderator, Artist Conversation: Robert Gregson, David Holzman, and Becky Rosen, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Conn.

2015

  • Artist Presentation, "New Work," hosted by SVA (School of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y.) for NY Photo Salon
  • Artist Talk, "New," Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, Conn.
  • Artist Conversation and Panel, "Objects and Ideas," moderated by Power Boothe, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Conn.

2014

  • Artist Talk, "Art of the Northeast," Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, Conn.

2013

  • Imagemaker Presentation, "Troubled by Beauty," Society for Photographic Education-Northeast Annual Conference, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine