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Working in various media – such as concrete, graphite, steel, wire, and
wood – Rosemarie Castoro has become well-known for her Abstract
Castoro, a native of New York, was born in Brooklyn in 1939. She
remained in New York for her education, attending the Pratt Institute
where she received her Bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts in 1963. In
1955, she was given a scholarship in painting through the Museum of
Modern Art, and has continued to receive awards throughout her career.
Castoro obtained grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, in
1974 and 1984, and from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 1989, and
again in 1997. Also, in 1971, the Guggenheim awarded her a fellowship.
In addition to actively producing artwork, Castoro has held positions
teaching sculpture and drawing at a number of institutions, such as
California State University in Fresno, the University of Colorado at
Boulder, and Hunter College and Syracuse University in New York.
Rosemarie Castoro began exhibiting her work in 1966. Her initial solo
display was held by Tibor de Nagy of New York City in 1971, and she
participated in her first group exhibition in 1966 at New York City’s
Park Place Gallery. She has also been
commissioned to create several installations locally, in New York and
other areas of the United States, and abroad in Paris, France.
Her artwork is part of permanent collections at public institutions
such as the Newark Museum in New Jersey, the Museum of Modern Art in
New York City, and the National Gallery of Australia in Queensland.
Submitted by Jenna Wuensche, Researcher
Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century
Additional Sources (Internet Resources):
Rosemarie Castoro, About the Artist, http://rosemariecastoro.com/index.htm
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