celesterapone@gmail.com


EDUCATION
2013

Masters of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018

Women Painting Men, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL

2017

Celeste Rapone and Jenn Smith, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

2017

8, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, NY

2017

Not Knowing, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017

Minds Eye I, Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, IL

2017

Layer Cake, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017

Close to Me, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

2016

Figure It Out, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2016

Storytelling, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

2015

Seven, Elizabeth Houston Gallery New York, NY

2014

Ground Floor: A Biennial Exhibition of New Art For Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2014

Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014

Hoarding, Amassing, and Excess, Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

2013

Should have gave you my number, Art Amalgamated, New York

American Painting Today: Physical and Visceral, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

Union Civic and Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition, Chicago, IL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Severe Style, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2010

I Speak American, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2009

Emerging Artists 2009, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

INPLACE, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, NY

ATOA (Artists Talk on Art) Winners Exhibition, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

2008

Rockers and Posers, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

2007

The Last Word, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

RISD Alumni Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

RISD Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

RISD Illustration Departmental Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI



FAIRS
2016

stARTup Fair, New American Paintings, Chicago IL

2016

Expo Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago IL

2015

Scope Miami, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, Miami FL

2014

Expo Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL



FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2017

Working Artist Grant Recipient

2013

Teaching Fellowship, Department of Painting and Drawing, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2009

First Place, Emerging Artists 2009, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008

Artist Fellowship, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

Winner, Curator’s Choice, ATOA (Artists Talk on Art)

2007

School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program, Painting and Mixed Media, New York, NY

Winner, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

Illustration Departmental Award for Excellence in Figure Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



PRESS
2017

“Fun and Fresh Directions in Painting”, New City, Alan Pocaro, March 2017

2016

New American Painting Midwest Issue 125

2015

“All the Beautiful, Expensive, and Corny Art I saw at Art Basel This Year”,

Vice Media

, December 2015, Nick Gazin

2013

The Georgia Review, Featured Artist, “Material Memories”, Jenny Gropp Hess, Fall 2012

2012

New American Paintings MFA Annual, Juror: Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

2009

Nancy Clare Caponi, Profile: The Art of Celeste Rapone, Makeshift Magazine, Issue #5

2008

CMYK Magazine, Issue #39

2007

ArtInfo, Discover New Talent, May 15th, 2007, www.artinfo.com