Education

1987

M.F.A., Painting/Mixed Media, Fiberworks, John F. Kennedy University Orinda, CA

Graduate advisor, Jay DeFeo, Mills College, Oakland, CA; guest graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, with professors Brian Wall and Anna Valentina-Murch



1981
B.A., Fine Art/Mixed Media, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2007

Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD
Salute Antonio: A Retrospective (publication)



2005
Swanson Reed Contemporary Gallery, Louisville, KY
Love and Barley


2001
St. Mary's Cathedral of the Assumption, Covington, KY
No Greater Love

Swanson Cralle East Market, Louisville, KY
Mezzogiorno



2000
Spiritual Art Gallery, Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Louisville, KY
No Greater Love


1999
Swanson Cralle East Market, Louisville, KY
Recent Paintings


1996
Bradford Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
Paintings

10th Annual San Francisco Open Studios, San Francisco, CA


1995
Instituti Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco, CA
Paintings


1994
Instituti Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco, CA
Paintings

Merced County Regional Arts Council Gallery, Merced, CA
By Any Other Name


1992
Gallery Arcade, Oakland, CA
Recent Paintings


1990
Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
The Lady and the Stone


1988
Fiberworks Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Paintings


1987

MFA Thesis, Time and Rhythm, John F. Kennedy University and Fiberworks Gallery, Berkeley, CA



1985

Site-specific installation, downtown Walnut Creek, CA
Dance in Metal



1982
Tasha Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA
Paintings


1981
Artisan Gallery, Burlington, VT
Paintings


Selected Group Exhibitions


2011
The Textile Museum, Washington DC
Green: the Color and the Cause


2010
Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College. Pasco, WA
Media Mixed: Four Artists


2009

Hodson Gallery, Hood College, Frederick, MD
Cianne Fragione and Yumi Hogan (publication)

Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
Six in the Mix, Renee Stout, curator

Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
The Object: Found, Multiplied, Manipulated (juried group exhibition)

Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
Threads (juried group exhibition)

Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD
20 Years: A Retrospective (group invitational)



2006

Evolving Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition

Art League of Reston, Reston, VA
ARTreston, Jack Rasmussen, juror, honorable mention award



2003-2006

Arts in Embassies, Mezzogiorno placed in the United States Embassy, Vilnius,

Lithuania (a program of the United States Department of State)



2003-2004

Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
Religion, Spirituality and the Object (three-artist exhibition, publication)

Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
Inspired by the Land (group invitational)

Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
National Association of Women Artist Annual (group invitational)



2001

Carnegie Arts Center, Stacks Gallery, Leavenworth, KS
Paintings (two-artist exhibition)

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Gallery, Clermont, KY
Tree of Life (group invitational)

Elizabeth Foundation and the National Association of Women Artists, NY
small things considered: A Large Show of Small Works, publication



2000

SwansonCralle East Market, Louisville KY
Review/Preview       
    

Zahorec/Hughes Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Visions VI (juried group exhibition)

Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Artist/Teacher Invitational

Carnegie Center for Art, New Albany, IN
Ohio Valley Annual (juried group exhibition)

Swanson Cralle East Market, Louisville, KY
Group Exhibition

Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY
Imagination 2000 (group exhibition)



1999

Spiritual Art Gallery, Louisville, KY
Beads of Faith (juried group exhibition)



1998

Spiritual Art Gallery, Louisville, KY
Renewing the Spirit (juried group exhibition, best of the show award)

Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
EBMUD Landscapes (invitational group exhibition)



1996

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Book Experiments: Experiments in Book Art (invitational exhibition)

Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Mother/Daughters(juried group exhibition)


1995

Bradford Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
Landscape Under a Foot



1994

Pacific Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
Book Works: 7th Biennial Exhibition

The Art Club, Oakland, CA
Oakland Riviera (invitational group exhibition)



1993
Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, and The Arts Council of San Mateo Art Gallery, Belmont, CA

Exception to the Rule (publication)



1991-1992

Traveling exhibition, at Richard Reynold Gallery, University of Pacific, Stockton; Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka; San Jose City College Art Gallery, San Jose; Napa County Arts Council, Napa; Redding Museum & Art Center, Redding; Columbia Junior College, Columbia; Lassen County Art Council, Susanville; University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward; Hartnell College, Salinas; Madera County Art Council, Madera; Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, all in CA.
Edges and Spaces (invitational group exhibition)



1991

The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
California Artists’ Books (juried group exhibition)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

INTERART Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition



1988

Vulcan Studio Gallery, Oakland, CA
5th Avenue Group Show

Reese Pullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, C.
West Coast Works On/Off Paper, Jay DeFeo, juror, publication



Residencies & Awards


2010

Artist-in-Residence, Soaring Gardens, Laceyville, PA, a project of the Ora Lerman Trust, New York, NY



2005

Artist-in-Residence, Spoleto Study Aboard, Spoleto, Italy



2004

Historic Call Box Project, sponsored by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC



1980-1983

Artist-in-Residence, DVI State Prison, Tracy, CA, a project co-funded by the California Arts Council, Sacramento, and Williams James Association, Santa Cruz, CA



Selected Publications


2009

Ilene Dube, “Hats, Heels & Lingerie, Artist and Poets pay homage to the garments we define ourselves in,” The Princeton Packet, April 2



2006

Trish Donnally, “... An Extraordinary Estate,” Washington Spaces, Winter, 2006



2003

Julianna Thibodeaux, “Radical religious art,” NUVO, the Indianapolis alternative weekly, Nov. 19

S.L. Berry, “Today’s art, religion have much to say to each other,” Indianapolis Star, Nov. 14


2001

Jerry Stein, “Stations of the Cross given a new vision,” Cincinnati Post, Nov. 19



2000

Paul Kopasz, “Cianne Fragione at the Spiritual Art Gallery,” LEO, the Louisville alternative weekly, March 29
Channel 11 (Louisville ABC affiliate), 6:30 news; and Channel 19 (Louisville PAX affiliate), March 12



1994
Debra Salonen, “Artist Blends Images of Two Cultures,” Merced Sun Star, Merced, CA


1993

Brian Hamlin, “Public Art,” Sacramento Bee, March 9

Fran Clader, “Painted Mural Enhances City Walls,” Sacramento Bee, Oct. 10

College Art Association, 81st Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, guest speaker, “Artists Working in the Community”



1992
“An Artist and Her Pupils,” Oakland Montage, April


1991
Sheila Beson, “Book Art Turns Over a New Leaf,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 12

Fran Clader, “Unveiling a Mosaic,” Sacramento Bee, Dec. 2
Philip Bergen, “California Artists’ Books,” Artweek, Nov. 28

Presentations


2009
Six in the Mix: Artists and Curators Discussion, Hillyer Art Space, the gallery of International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC


2000
Stations of the Cross from a Woman’s Point of View,” in conjunction with an exhibition at Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY


1994
The Artist as Cantestorie in Abstract Painting and Artist’s Books,” a seminar at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA.


1993

Artists Working in the Community, as a member of the panel at the annual convention of the College Art Association, Seattle, WA

Exception to the Rule, a symposium accompanying an exhibition of work by adult artists from the California state prison system, at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA (publication)

“Artist/Teacher: Her Place in History and the Community,” a segment of a summer lecture series at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA



Catalogs


Cianne Fragione: Works on Paper, to accompany the exhibition at Hodson Gallery, Hood College, Frederick, MD, 2009 (essay by Bruce Nixon)

Cianne Fragione: Painting, Assemblage, Drawing, to accompany the exhibition Salute Antonio: Ten Years of Mixed Media at Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD, 2007(essay by Bruce Nixon)

In Search of the Spirit: Religious Imagery in the Work of Three Contemporary Artists, to accompany the exhibition at Indianapolis Art Center, 2004



Professional Affiliations


Collage Art Association, New York, NY, since 1987

WPA, Washington, DC, since 2001

College Book Art Association, Tempe, AZ, since 2010

Lo Studi dei Nipoti (Studio of Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews), Calabria, Italy, since 2009


Represention


Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, 1506 21st Street. NW, Washington DC 20036, www.burtonmarinkovich.com

Soho Myriad, 1250B Menio Drive, Atlanta, GA.

Artist in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Washington, DC, aiep.state.gov/