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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
.
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
.
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

 

Fillet by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Seven Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

A Teacher's Sadness by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Detail 3 of - An Unfinished Dream - Durer by J Vincent Scarpace

 

U2 SpyFish - Spy Plane as Abstract Fish - by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Hurricane Fish 28 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Steam Engine BIG BOY 4005 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Attract by J Vincent Scarpace

 

SEPIA - Forrest Lawn Cemetery - Buffalo New York by J Vincent Scarpace

 

El Chupacabra by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Happy Happy Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

J.V. Wishin Fish 3 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Poetic Chaos by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Crawfish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

The Gift of Inner Beauty by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Echo Fish Fourteen by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Hurricane Fish 7 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Sunflower Fish 3 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Lovely Lady Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

WTFish 3816 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Picasso Fish Three by J Vincent Scarpace

 

WTFish 009 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

WTFish 006 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

WTFish 001 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Singularis by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Marlin by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Happified Swirl Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Industrial Goddess by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Seagrass and Sultry Non-Subtlety by J Vincent Scarpace

 

T.B. Chupacabra Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Scripture Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Happy Rainbow Fish by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Gulf Flounder by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Peces de Oracion 1 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Drum Set by J Vincent Scarpace

 

AcidFish 70 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Jazzy Piano by J Vincent Scarpace

 

California Sunflower by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Gardenias by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Sylvia by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Keep it Together by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract RedFish in Ink by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Speckled Trout by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Dragonfly 11 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Gretchen Fish A Citrus Twist by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Dragonfly 10 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Dragonfly 6 by J Vincent Scarpace

 

Abstract Dragonfly 9 by J Vincent Scarpace