CRISTINA VERGANO b. 1960

SELECTED WORKS  |  BIOGRAPHY  |  EXHIBITIONS  |  PRESS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 “The Laws of Attraction,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2013 “Fresh,” Gourmet Garage SoHo, 489 Broome Street, New York, NY
2009-2010 “Cristina Vergano: Just For You,” November - January, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2008 “Cristina Vergano,” University of Ohio, The Conard Pearl Gallery, Mansfield, OH
2007 “Fresh,” Gourmet Garage SoHo, 453 Broome Street, New York, NY
2006 “Cristina Vergano: Figure of Speech,” September - November, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2003 “Cristina Vergano: Bitches,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2000 “Cristina’s World: Chronicles of Evolution,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
1998 “Pan-American Thanksgiving,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Cascabel Restaurant, curated by John Woodward, in collaboration with Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

1996 “Neo-Icons,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
1994 “Under the Influence (of Old Masters),” Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1992 “Recent Work,” Gail Moore Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1990 “Myth and Dream,” Westbanks Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
1988 “Passion and Pursuit,” Port Armor Country Club, Athens, GA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 “Sur-Real,” Woodward Gallery, NYC 2013 “Femalenergy3,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

“DETAIL,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2011 “Secret Message,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, September 14 - November 14th
2010 “Cristina Vergano,” Lobby of ICM (International Creative Management Agency), New York, NY
2008 “Fashion Forward,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2008 “In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor,” June 22 - October 5, The Laguna Art 
Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2007 “White Box Benefit Auction,” Live Auction by Christie’s, The Altman Building, NY 

“We Cover the Waterfront- A Celebration of Seaport Artists” at the SDCA Exhibition and Performance Space, by invitation through the Seaport District Cultural Association

2006 Featured Artist at Whitebox “Toy Box- Holiday Benefit Auction” at Robert Miller Gallery, NY 2006 “Gallery Artists ‘06-’07,” Group Exhibition, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2005 “Variations on a Theme: Money,” The City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

“Winter Paper Seven,” Group Exhibition including works on paper by Jean Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Richard Estes, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and others, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Track 16 Gallery in collaboration with Juxtapoz magazine, Santa Monica, CA
2003 “Paper Invitational VI,” Group Exhibition including works on paper by Andy Warhol, Robert 
Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and others; Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

2002 “Art Juxtapoz 8th Anniversary Art Show” Group Exhibition, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002 “Paper Invitational V,” Group Exhibition including works on paper by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and others; Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

2001 “Paper Invitational IV,” Group Exhibition including works on paper by Ellsworth Kelly, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg and others; Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

2001 “Terrors and Wonders,” Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2000 “Fantasies and Curiousities,” The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2000 “Anthropology in Art: A Viewer’s Perspective,” Anthropology Museum of the People of New York, New York, NY

2000 “Paper Invitational III,” Group exhibition including major contemporary and pop artists, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

2000 “Cow Parade,” City of New York, NY
1999 “Femalenergy II: 2000,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
1998 “Nature Outdoors/Inside,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
1997 “The Figure Revisited,” The Gallery at Hastings on Hudson, curated by Lester Kane, Hudson, NY

1996 “The New York Foundling Hospital Benefit Exhibition,” Reggio Gallery, New York, NY
1995 “The Lyrical, the Expressionist and the Poetic,” National Juried Exhibition curated by Michael 
Walls, Honorable Mention, Denise Fibro Fine Arts, New 

York, NY

1995 “Miniature Chairs by Artists of Chairmania,” The Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago, IL

1995 “Personal Pursuits”- Creations and Collections of Today’s Top Designers, The New York School of Interior Design, New York, NY

1995 “Critical Mass,” Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
1995 “Erotic Art Expo,” Griffen Gallery/Florida Art Review, Miami Beach, FL
1994 “Parrish Art Museum’s 34th Juried Exhibition,” The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY 1994 Masterworks Re-worked,” New York Law School, New York, NY
1993 Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Mari Hube Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Kips Bay Showhouse, New York, NY
1991 Harry Winston Gala Auction, Dallas, TX
1990 “Bid for the Benefit of New York City Children,” Talbot Perkins Children’s Services, Christie’s, 
New York, NY

1990 “Summer Scenes,” Garrett-Stephens Gallery, Southampton, NY
1989 “Summer Pleasures,” Masters of Croquet Tournament, Sag Harbor, NY
1989 “Oconee Artists Exhibition VII,” Awarded “Best of Show” and “Best In Mixed Media” Atlanta, GA

1988 “International Artists,” Box Gallery, Penfield, GA

 

PRESS

 

2014 Wall Street International, “Cristina Vergano. The Laws of Attraction,”November 2014

2014 GreenLabel.com, “10 Awesome Art Exhibitions You Need to See This November,” Alex Gomes, November 2014

2014 ArteFuse. com, “Cristina Vergano: The Laws of Attraction at Woodward Gallery,” November 2014

2014 examinor.com, “Cristina Vergano Illustrates ‘The Laws of Attraction’ at Lower East Side Gallery, November 2014

2014 Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, “Cristina Vergano ‘The Laws of Attraction,’” October 2014

2014 Art + Auction, “Wise Buys: 50 Women Artists Worth Watching,” May 2014 2011 Painting “Eighteen” featured in Elle Decor Magazine, Spain

2011 “Secret Message,” Islip Art Museum, featured by Long Island Newsday and New York Foundation of the Arts, September 2011

2011 Exhibition catalogue, “Secret Message,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, Featured as cover illustration

2011 “Home by Novogratz,” HGTV, Featured artist, Jan & David’s Manhattan Townhouse, Episode HHBN-111H

2010 American Arts Quarterly, “Ilya Zomb,” Volume 27, Number 1. M the New York Art World, Interview with M. Brendon MacInnis, January 2010, Cover, p. 12-19, with illustrations

2009 Islip Art Museum, “Fashion Forward” Exhibition Catalogue, November 26, 2008 - January 25, 2009, Curated by Karen Shaw, Feature with illustration

2009 New York Times, “Where Fashion Meets Its Artistic Match” by Benjamin Genocchio, January 11, Arts and Entertainment, p. 8

2009 In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum in assoication with Gingko Press, full page color feature pg. 105, text pg. 191. ISBN 978-1-58423-317-6

2008 Islip Bulletin, “Assorted Apparel Tapered as Art - Islip Art Museum presents Fashion Forward” by Tinamarie Caputo, December 11, p. 12

2008 Central Ohio, “Entertainment briefs: New Exhibits Announced- Mansfield”, October 30

2008 Laguna Art Museum, “In the Land of the Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor”, June 22-October 5

2008 OSU Today, “Mansfield Art Gallery hosts The Jaffe/Vergano Connection exhibition,” October 20

2007 Juxtapoz, “Old Friends,” January, p. 16
2007 American Arts Quarterly, “Reviving Iconography: Cristina Vergano and Irene Hardwicke 
Olivieri” by Gail Leggio, Volume 24, number 1

2006 What’s What, Hunter College High, Nov 3, Feature with b&w illustrations, p.3
2006 Women’s Art News, October, Featured b&w illustration with listing
2006 ArtNews, November, Review by Valerie Gladstone, p. 186
2006 The Art Guide, Harbour Publications, October, full page color illustration with listing

2006 Flash Art, October, full page color illustration

2006 Art in America, September, full page color illustration, p. 59
2006 Art and Auction, September, full color illustration with calendar listing
2006 ArtNow Gallery Guide, September, page one, full color illustration with listing

2006 The Art Guide, Harbour Publications, September, full color illustration pg 44 with feature listing pg 51 2006 www.ArtNet.com, week of September, Feature, Events and Artists pages with illustrations

2006 Coagula, September, B&W full page illustration- back cover
2006 Art and Auction, September, full color illustration with calendar listing

2006 Juxtapoz, September, two page full color illustrations pgs. 94-95 2006 ArtNews, September, two page full color illustrations pgs. 30-31 2006 www.ArtNet.com, August, Feature/Events, pages with illustrations

2006 Cristina Vergano’s Stupendous World, Tuesday, August 15th online under “My Stars And Garters” by Incendiary Granny with full color illustrations

2006 Art Knowledge News, August, Feature article, online- www.ArtKnowledgeNews.com, with full color illustrations

2006 Juxtapoz, August, Feature article by Valerie Gladstone with full color illustrations
2006 Cristina Vergano: Figure of Speech, Catalogue to accompany exhibition, published by Woodward Gallery, 
New York, full color illustrations

2005 Black Rose, Novel by Nora Roberts, pgs. 174 and 175
2004 Juxtapoz, March/April, illustrated with text p. 46
2003 The New York Times, Arts and Leisure section, Sunday, September 14th, p. 37, illustrated with text. 2003 ArtNews, December, Review by Amy Friedman p. 119 with illustration
2003 Juxtapoz, March-April; Article, “Showstoppers” by Craig Stecyk, pgs. 40-61; illustrated p. 45
2003 River City, Winter, Central insert, “Ill Will,” Volume 23, Issue 1, literary magazine published by the 
University of Memphis; illustrations

2003 Cristina Vergano: Bitches, Brochure to accompany exhibition, published by Woodward Gallery, New York, full color illustrations

2002 The Half Mammals of Dixie, Book, Stories by George Singleton, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; Cover illustration and credits

2001 DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park “Terrors and Wonders: Monsters in Contemporary Art September 15, 2001- January 6, 2002” Catalogue to accompany exhibition, featured in full color on p.34. 2001 Esquire (Japan), November, pgs. 92 and 93, illustration p. 93

2001 The Georgia Review, Summer, Cover, Feature, Preface and Central insert, literary magazine published by the University of Georgia; full color illustrations.

2001 Art in America, May , Review by Sarah Valdez, pgs. 180 and 181 with illustrations
2001 Juxtapoz, May/June, Feature Article by Annie Tucker with illustrations
2000 The Art Museum at Florida University “American Art Today: Fantasies and Curiosities, September 15- 
November 5,” Catalogue to accompany exhibition, featured in full color on p. 54

2000 The New York Times, Sunday, October 22, p. 45, illustration
2000 New York Magazine, Full color illustration with Mayor Rudy Guiliani, October 16, pg. 24
2000 M, The New York Art World, Feature article by Joyce Korotkin, December, pgs.s 10 and 11
2000 Art and Antiques, Feature Article by David Mastello, September, with full color illustrations
2000 Cristina’s World: Chronicles of Evolution, Brochure to accompany exhibition, published by Woodward 
Gallery, New York, full color illustrations

1998 The New York Times, Styles Section by Linda Lee, October 25, with illustration
1998 The Explorers Journal, Article by Angela Shuster, Volume 76, Number 3, Illustrations
1998 The New York Times, Styles Section by Andrea Heyman, October 13 with illustrations
1998 Cristina Vergano: Pan-American Thanksgiving, Brochure to accompany exhibition, published by 
Woodward Gallery, New York, full color illustrations

1996 Review, “Icons for Iconoclasts: Recent Work by Cristina Vergano, Richard Cleaver, and Joe Springer” by Joe Vojtko, December 15

1995 The New York Times, The Home Section, Article, “Farther East, The Mood is Dizzy” by Timothy Jack Ward, September 14, p. 6, illustrations

1994 The Southampton Press, Article, “Parrish Makes the Most of Local Artists,” by Jennifer Cross, May 5

1994 The Tribeca Tribune, November, Article, “No Appetite for Artist’s Work” by Carl Glassman
1994 New York Law School Reporter, November, “Mona Lisa, Mama Mia” by Rhonda Bassat, illustration

1991 Program Cover, “Masters of Croquet,” Croquet Tournament - Five black & white original illustrations within

1990 Art’s Advocate, Summer, “Local Artist” by Betty Snyder
1989 Creative Loafing, Arts & Entertainment section, “With Mallets Toward None” by Dan Cameron, May 13

 

COMMISSIONS


PS41, Greenwich Village School, NY for donation

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Liberty Science Center, NJ
Butler & Siegle, Attorneys-at-Law, Atlanta, GA

Civetta Construction, New York, NY

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Director/ Producer Barry Sonnenfeld

Madonna
Robert and Cortney Novogratz, New York, NY

Jonathan Ross, London

Whoopi Goldberg; Whoop Inc.
Oscar Gruss and Sons, Inc., New York, NY

Betty Hannah Designs, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Harless & Associates Financial Services, Atlanta, GA

I.C.A., New York, NY

Hotel Morandi, Sanremo, Italy
“Chez Gianni,” Montecarlo, Monaco

The Coleman Group, New York, NY
Construct Design, New York, NY
Cooper Classic, New York, NY
John and Kristine Woodward,Woodward Gallery, NYC

Giorgia Santagostino & Assoc. Architects, San Remo, Italy 

 

EDUCATION

 

International School of Milan
Liceo Classico Cassini
Universitá di Genova, Masters of Art History, 1980 Cultural studies abroad

 

AWARDS

 

Selected as Featured Artist for the The Georgia Review, Summer 2001, literary magazine published by the University of Georgia; full color illustrations of paintings in retrospective format
Honorable Mention, 2000 “Anthropology in Art: A Viewer’s Perspective,” Anthropology Museum of the

People of New York, New York, NY
Honorable Mention, 1996 “The Lyrical, the Expressionist and the Poetic,” National Juried Exhibition curated

by Michael Walls
“Best of Show,” 1989 “Oconee Artists Exhibition VII,” Atlanta, GA
“Best in Mixed Media,” 1989 “Oconee Artists Exhibition VII,” Atlanta, GA

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