Jeanne Ciravolo

Art Discipline: 
Hamden, CT
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 1, 2022 to Aug 19, 2022

Jeanne Ciravolo’s mixed media work explores family narratives, amplifying female experience--while challenging art historical depictions of women.

Raised in Miami, Florida, Ciravolo moved to New York City, where her early work was influenced by her experiences as class monitor for Harvey Dinnerstein at the Art Students’ League of New York. In 2006, she was one of eleven finalists in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition. At that time, Ciravolo’s observational art practice supported her work as a commissioned portrait painter. Her portrait of Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden was unveiled at the Appellate Court in Hartford, Connecticut in 2016.

Ciravolo earned an MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2019 and was awarded the Joan and George Cole Master of Fine Arts Award. In 2020, she received the Walter Feldman Fellowship, juried by Ellen Tani, Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston.