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J Vincent Scarpace

J Vincent Scarpace

College Station, TX

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J. Vincent Scarpace, Artist.
b.1971 Buffalo, New York

Leaving much behind ... His life is consumed with a fascination of, and enthrallment with, the creative process. Well beyond artistic passion, J. lives the life of, and the ups and down (personally and professionally) of an artist. This is whom he is, stated simply. His every move is toward the furthering of his near-obsession with the creation of art via self-expression, at nearly all cost.

Widely regarded as colorful, completely original, and whimsical, the original works of J. Vincent Scarpace, represent, in his own words, a personal journey through the use of basic of art elements: line, shape, and color - resulting in an arrival, just past experimentation, at unique works of art which purposely resemble fish. Perhaps best known for his abstract fish art, he's followed his passion for the creative process, discovering that therein may lay the true reason for his next work of art, and next step in life for him the pursuit of one's own creative potential.

J. Vincent knew from an early age exactly what he wanted to do with his life. Born to loving, creative, and supportive parents and family, he was encouraged from about age 2 to pursue line, shape, and color, and the creation of art. J's mother, an artist in her own right, taught young J. Vincent how to enjoy drawing, painting, and sculpture very early on. Having a fundamental knowledge of the basic art elements (even before reading and writing, some say) helped J. Vincent to endure an upbringing often marked by his father's mental illness and his mother's subsequent, all too oft, and detrimental coping skills; building his own reasons and reality toward eventually deciding that his fate and future was held within the creative process.

J. Vincent's works have evolved and grown over the years, and he's paid his dues through a dedication to the pursuit of his passion and the creative process he so believes in. Having worked as an apprentice, production artist, and studio artist since his age of reason, he's sacrificed many other worthwhile endeavors in the name of his journey. J. Vincent holds a BS in Education (Art and Education), and after several years of teaching in both private and public schools, he's now a former teacher, "retired" very early, to his studio to continue his creative journey and drive toward the creation of unique works of abstract art, often within a 'fish' theme.

Today, J. Vincent Scarpace's original works can be found in both private and public collections world-wide, in over 40 different countries and in all 50 U.S. States. He is currently well represented on over 400 websites and online art entities and galleries, in numerous restaurants, and in several corporate and professional collections.

J. resides in College Station, TX with his beautiful wife Melanie and their very energetic and inquisitive son, Benjamin Vincent, age 8.


***Education:
2000 - 2003 B.S., Angelo State University - San Angelo, TX
2004 - 2006 Graduate School, TX A&M University - College Station, TX

***Solo Exhibitions:
08/2011 "Quadraguinta" Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
11/2010 Art979 Gallery - Bryan, TX
11/2009 Art979 Gallery - Bryan, TX
11/2008 Art979 Gallery - Bryan, TX
05/1989 Wells Fargo Bank Building - Mesquite, TX

***Selected Group Exhibitions:
10/2011 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
08/2011 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
06/2011 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
04/2011 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
03/2011 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
01/2011 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
12/2010 Art979 Gallery - Bryan, TX
11/2010 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
09/2010 Peck Arts Gallery - Galveston, TX
11/2002 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo, TX
11/2001 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo, TX
11/2000 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo, TX
11/1999 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo, TX
11/1998 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo, TX

***Juried Showings:
05/1993 ARTfest (500, Inc) - Dallas, TX
05/1994 ARTfest (500, Inc) - Dallas, TX
05/1995 ARTfest (500, Inc) - Dallas, TX
07/1988 Art in the Park, 2 - Dallas, TX

***Public Collections:
FishTail, by Chef David Burke - New York, NY
The Original Seafood Shanty, Eddie Riegel - Reading, PA
Pier 9, Chef Eric Hara - New York, NY
The Lemon Wedge, Chef Denise Woods - Bryan, TX
The J. Vincent Collection, Jay Withers, et al, RedZoneApparel.com - FL
Ormond Orthodontics, Dr. Elizabeth Morejon - Ormond Beach, FL
FishBar, Jim Altamura, Restaurateur - Destin, FL
Pescadores Restaurant, Chef Bev Zarantonello - Port Alberni, BC Canada
R.J.Snappers, Restaurant - Columbus, OH
Dickson Bros., Inc., Allan Crocker and Mary Traveland - Mesquite, TX

***Selected Private Collections:
Mr. David Watkins and Mrs. Cynthia Christner - College Station, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haby - Plano, TX
Mr. Jon Manning - Plainview, MN
Ms. Tracey Prothro - Humble, TX
Dr. and Mrs. David Louis - Kalamazoo, MI
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Kotinek, Bryan, TX
Mrs. Anna Potts - Houston, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Ella Parker - Pasadena, TX
Chef Eric Sayers - Hilton Head Island, SC
Mr. and Mrs. Eric J. Walley - College Station, TX
Mr. J. Bibo - TX
Mr. and Mrs. Van Huddleston - Wills Point, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Brown - Rockwall, TX
Mrs. Anna Thomas - San Angelo, TX
Mr. Jeff Haby - Brighton, CO
Mr. Jason Wallace and family - League City, TX

***Latest Commissioned Murals:
"Shadows and Shade" The Lemon Wedge, Chef Denise Woods - Bryan, TX
"Space" Scotty's House, Children's Advocacy Center Brazos Valley - Bryan, TX
"Sea Scene" Scotty's House, Children's Advocacy Center Brazos Valley - Bryan, TX
"Don't Apologize" The Village Cafe - Historic Downtown Bryan, TX
"Dust Storm" The Republic, 1836 - College Station, TX
"Home" at Luigi's Ristorante - College Station, TX

***Publications:
07/2011 Flair Magazine. Sherry McCartney, Publisher - B/CS, TX
06/2009 AbouTown Press, Chris Peterson, et al, Publishers, B/CS, TX
05/2009 Home in Style, The Bryan College Station Eagle - B/CS, TX

***Related Experience:
01/2011 - Current, Facilitator / Instructor
TX A&M University Faculty Mentor Group, ART, University Scholars Program
- College Station, TX
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09/2010 - 05/2010, Facilitator / Co-Teacher / Instructor
TX A&M Univ. Faculty Mentor Group, University Scholars Program - College Station, TX
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08/2004 - 05/2008, Art Teacher / Math Teacher
Bryan I.S.D. - Bryan, TX
.
05/1998 - 08/2003, Resident Artist / Art Instructor,
Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo, TX
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09/2001 - 04/2002, Art Instructor
S.A.L.T. Homeschool Co-op - San Angelo, TX
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04/1997 - 08/1997, Art Instructor
Binders Art Center - Dallas, TX
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07/1994 - 11/1994, Art Instructor
J&S Art Center - Mesquite, TX

 

Feather Tail 5000 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Somewhere Sea Turtle and Love by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Smiling Vernacular Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Donna Fish, Queen of Manhattan by J Vincent Scarpace

 

AMERICA by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Octopus of Nine Brains by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Sincere Beauty by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Ochre FIsh Four by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Nativemmental, Fish 2 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Moon Dance, 4 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Swollen, Red Cavity Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Saint Valentine's Day by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Triple Crown - Blue-Eyed, Horse-Faced Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Jazzy Fish, Trying for Busk at Dusk by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Neon Piranha by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Blue-Spewed Turtle Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Demo Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

The Goodbye Wave by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Sand Dollar, 6 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

The Allegorical Octopus's Desire to Eat the Sun by J Vincent Scarpace

 

DragonFly Two in Blue by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Fire Gill by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Fake Nemo Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract JellyFish, 9 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Arizona Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract FishFlower, 4 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Effectual Momentum by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Sea Turtle and Love, 3 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Sloppy Kiss by J Vincent Scarpace

 

MasterFish Theatre by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Winter Tail, Just Chillin' by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Go by J Vincent Scarpace

Go

 

Princess Copacetic by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Teach Me to Dragonfly by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Salvador Dali Catfish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Pug by J Vincent Scarpace

Pug

 

Abstract Fish 9217 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Glacier Bay, Alaska by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Mystery of Faith by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Yellow Fin Integral by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Gulf Storm, 2 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Gulf Storm, 2 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Face Your Chaos by J Vincent Scarpace

 

A New World, Order by J Vincent Scarpace

 

A New World, Chaos by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Spectrum of Four by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Sea Turtle Love by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Hello, Anole. 1 by J Vincent Scarpace