Students in this class create work without using models or still life.
Peter Reginato studied at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1963 to 1966. Since then he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country.
Mr. Reginato’s work is represented in many public collections, including the Allen Art Center, Houston, TX; Brown University; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; IBM Corporation; the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Mint Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
In July 2012, Mr. Reginato was in two art fairs, ArtMarket and ArtHamptons, with Gallery Sam, Oakland, CA. Recent solo shows include POLYCHROME at the Heidi Cho Gallery and Made at the Andre Zarre Gallery (both in Chelsea, NY). Recent group exhibitions include Five Sculptors at Able Fine Art NY Gallery (Chelsea, NY); It’s All Good!! apocalypse now at Sideshow Gallery (Williamsburg, NY); and the Navy Pier Walk (Chicago, IL).
“The common wisdom in the art world today suggests that in order to make an important statement, an artist must take as much out as possible, thereby creating something that is empty. I want to do the opposite. I want to make art as full as possible. The only thing I took out of my work was realism. I saw greater possibilities in abstraction.
“I believe that a new art will contain all the traditional elements—line, form, color, composition, drawing. I want to leave behind work that is for every generation, no matter what the existing trends are, or the perceived opinion of good and bad. I would like to think that my work will be enjoyed, talked about, and maybe even seen as vital to those times; I would like to think it will mean something to whoever is looking at it.”
Anne Stanner has an M.F.A. from the City College of New York and studied at the Art Students League, where she received a merit scholarship. Ms. Stanner has taught art in New York City public schools and served as assistant welding instructor at the Educational Alliance Art School. She has served as president of the New York Society of Women Artists, and is currently vice president. She is also president of Sculptors’ Alliance Inc. and treasurer of the City College Art Alumni Association. She has exhibited widely in New York City and environs, and has curated several shows. She was one of seven sculptors in the 2012–13 Model to Monument program. In 2014, she received a career achievement award from the City College Art Alumni Association. She most recently had solo shows at the Tompkins Square Library (2015) and the Art Society of Kingston (2016). www.annestannerart.com
Natsuki Takauji studied creative writing at Waseda University in Japan (B.L.A.), and metal sculpture and mixed media at the Art Students League of New York. She was a participant in the Model to Monument program (2013–14) and a recipient of the Nessa Cohen Grant (2014). She has been a welding technician since 2013.