Coni Minneci (American, 1951-) is an award-winning artist known for her creative concepts in various painting and collage series. With Degrees in Graphic Design and Fine Art, Coni Minneci has worked as a commercial illustrator, designer, and fine art painter for over thirty years. Her award winning work has been shown in solo, juried and curated exhibitions and galleries in the United States. Her work can be found in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe and in corporate and public collections, most recently Harper International Corp. and the permanent collection of the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY. Coni is an art instructor at Partners in Art Complex, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
"Bona Fide Bogus Women in Art"
This new series, an amusing, tongue-in-cheek group of tightly painted Trompe L’oeil (fool the eye in French) paintings, highlights fictitious women artists. The “Bona Fide Bogus Women in Art” is a sequel to my “ A-Z: An Historical Survey of Women Artists.” (Using the fruit of a pear as a metaphor for the lives and work of 26 women, from the 1500’s to present day). Inspiration for this new series came after giving many lectures of the A-Z project, showing each woman’s work. Frustrated that few women artists had ever been heard of by my audiences, I thought: “I could be making these women up!” So I am.
The two paintings in the forthcoming exhibit, "Trompe l'oeil: Masters of Deception", Oct. 17-Nov. 15, 2014 at Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY, have an image of the artist (all images of myself-thank you Cindy Sherman) and have the following stories: "No Pulp Friction" Highlights fictitious painter Roberta Tangelo, a still life painter with a mean temper and a bad smoking habit. "Blanca" (AKA "Casa Blanka") Highlights color field minimalist Graciela Bella (fictitious) who had a wicked addition to the fourth deadly sin.
Trompe L’eoil is the most difficult type of painting, watching a trompe painter work, is like watching grass grow, but just to have the experience with master painter John Yerger (American, 1935-2017), makes it worth the effort.
Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY
Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Insite Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Anderson Gallery, SUNY Buffalo, NY
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Kenan Art Center, Lockport NY
Daemen College Art Gallery, Amherst NY
Niagara County Community College Gallery, Lockport NY
Carnegie Art Center, N. Tonawanda, NY
Eminent Design Inc. Buffalo, New York
Partners in Art Gallery, N. Tonawanda NY
Insite Gallery, Buffalo NY
Virginia Weiss Gallery, Empire College, SUNY Cheektowaga NY
Artist Website: https://coniminneci.com/