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Biography

Raised in Italy, Beatrice Caracciolo (b. 1955, São Paulo, Brazil) engages the limits of abstraction, both distilling and disrupting the photographic image, her frequent source material. Working from forms caught in motion, her keenly-observed drawings reveal frenetic, entangled bodies. Beneath their surfaces, the pentimenti of past markings suggest additional voluminous depths. Caracciolo’s work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at Gracie Mansion, New York; the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia; and the Château de Haroué, France, among others. Her work is in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and the Accademia di Francia a Roma Villa Medici, Rome.

Selected Works

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Beatrice Caracciolo Bosco Lontano II, 2019 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas Triptych:   panel A: 57 1/2 x 65 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 165.1 x 3.1 cm) panel B: 57 1/2 x 64 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 164.4 x 3/1 cm) panel C: 57 3/4 x 65 x 1 1/4 in (146.6 x 165 x 3.1 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Bosco Lontano II, 2019
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas
Triptych:  
panel A: 57 1/2 x 65 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 165.1 x 3.1 cm)
panel B: 57 1/2 x 64 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 164.4 x 3/1 cm)
panel C: 57 3/4 x 65 x 1 1/4 in (146.6 x 165 x 3.1 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Untitled, 2014 Japanese ink on Japanese paper collaged on Saunders Waterford paper on 3 canvas 2 canvases @ 57 7/8 x 70 1/4 in. (147 x 178.4 cm) 1 canvas @ 57 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (147 x 41.3 cm) overall: 57 7/8 x 156 3/4 in. (147 x 398.1 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Untitled, 2014
Japanese ink on Japanese paper collaged on Saunders Waterford paper on 3 canvas
2 canvases @ 57 7/8 x 70 1/4 in. (147 x 178.4 cm)
1 canvas @ 57 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (147 x 41.3 cm)
overall: 57 7/8 x 156 3/4 in. (147 x 398.1 cm) 

Beatrice Caracciolo: Battaglia, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, February 16 – March 23, 2013.

Beatrice Caracciolo: Battaglia, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, February 16 – March 23, 2013.

Beatrice Caracciolo Blue B, 2019 mixed media on paper 47 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (121.6 x 50.2 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Blue B, 2019
mixed media on paper
47 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (121.6 x 50.2 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Tearing Apart 2, 2020 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache and collage on paper, mounted on canvas 43 x 49 3/4 in. (109.2 x 126.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Tearing Apart 2, 2020
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache and collage on paper, mounted on canvas
43 x 49 3/4 in. (109.2 x 126.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Uomini Rosa, 2013 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on Saunders Waterford Paper on canvas 57 3/4 x 75 1/2 in. (146.7 x 191.8 cm) frame: 61 1/2 x 79 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (156.2 x 201.3 x 8.3 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Uomini Rosa, 2013
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on Saunders Waterford Paper on canvas
57 3/4 x 75 1/2 in. (146.7 x 191.8 cm)
frame: 61 1/2 x 79 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (156.2 x 201.3 x 8.3 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Fuoco rosso 12, 2012 pigment and cellulose on paper 23 1/2 x 18 in. (59.7 x 45.7 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Fuoco rosso 12, 2012
pigment and cellulose on paper
23 1/2 x 18 in. (59.7 x 45.7 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Attraversare il Fuoco (Fuoco Wood Box), 2013 digital prints, woodcut, and printed pages in wooden box box: 9 x 10 5/8 x 1 in. (22.9 x 27 x 2.5 cm) Edition 10 of 50 Printed by Atelier Estampe Photographique and Atelier Martin Garanger, Paris.

Beatrice Caracciolo
Attraversare il Fuoco (Fuoco Wood Box), 2013
digital prints, woodcut, and printed pages in wooden box
box: 9 x 10 5/8 x 1 in. (22.9 x 27 x 2.5 cm)
Edition 10 of 50
Printed by Atelier Estampe Photographique and Atelier Martin Garanger, Paris.

Beatrice Caracciolo Untitled, 2018 mixed media collage on paper, mounted on canvas 48 1/2 x 42 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (123.2 x 107.3 x 3.8 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Untitled, 2018
mixed media collage on paper, mounted on canvas
48 1/2 x 42 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (123.2 x 107.3 x 3.8 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Battaglia 1, 2012 mixed media on paper mounted on aluminum 57 x 78 1/2 in. (144.8 x 199.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Battaglia 1, 2012
mixed media on paper mounted on aluminum
57 x 78 1/2 in. (144.8 x 199.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo: Innocenti, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, September 12 – October 17, 2020.

Beatrice Caracciolo: Innocenti, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, September 12 – October 17, 2020.

Beatrice Caracciolo Malincuore, 2016 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas 58 3/4 x 63 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (149.2 x 161.9 x 3.2 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Malincuore, 2016
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas
58 3/4 x 63 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (149.2 x 161.9 x 3.2 cm)

 

Beatrice Caracciolo Bosco Lontano II, 2019 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas Triptych:   panel A: 57 1/2 x 65 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 165.1 x 3.1 cm) panel B: 57 1/2 x 64 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 164.4 x 3/1 cm) panel C: 57 3/4 x 65 x 1 1/4 in (146.6 x 165 x 3.1 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Bosco Lontano II, 2019
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas
Triptych:  
panel A: 57 1/2 x 65 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 165.1 x 3.1 cm)
panel B: 57 1/2 x 64 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (146 x 164.4 x 3/1 cm)
panel C: 57 3/4 x 65 x 1 1/4 in (146.6 x 165 x 3.1 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Untitled, 2014 Japanese ink on Japanese paper collaged on Saunders Waterford paper on 3 canvas 2 canvases @ 57 7/8 x 70 1/4 in. (147 x 178.4 cm) 1 canvas @ 57 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (147 x 41.3 cm) overall: 57 7/8 x 156 3/4 in. (147 x 398.1 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Untitled, 2014
Japanese ink on Japanese paper collaged on Saunders Waterford paper on 3 canvas
2 canvases @ 57 7/8 x 70 1/4 in. (147 x 178.4 cm)
1 canvas @ 57 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (147 x 41.3 cm)
overall: 57 7/8 x 156 3/4 in. (147 x 398.1 cm) 

Beatrice Caracciolo: Battaglia, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, February 16 – March 23, 2013.

Beatrice Caracciolo: Battaglia, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, February 16 – March 23, 2013.

Beatrice Caracciolo Blue B, 2019 mixed media on paper 47 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (121.6 x 50.2 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Blue B, 2019
mixed media on paper
47 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (121.6 x 50.2 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Tearing Apart 2, 2020 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache and collage on paper, mounted on canvas 43 x 49 3/4 in. (109.2 x 126.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Tearing Apart 2, 2020
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache and collage on paper, mounted on canvas
43 x 49 3/4 in. (109.2 x 126.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Uomini Rosa, 2013 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on Saunders Waterford Paper on canvas 57 3/4 x 75 1/2 in. (146.7 x 191.8 cm) frame: 61 1/2 x 79 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (156.2 x 201.3 x 8.3 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Uomini Rosa, 2013
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on Saunders Waterford Paper on canvas
57 3/4 x 75 1/2 in. (146.7 x 191.8 cm)
frame: 61 1/2 x 79 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (156.2 x 201.3 x 8.3 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Fuoco rosso 12, 2012 pigment and cellulose on paper 23 1/2 x 18 in. (59.7 x 45.7 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Fuoco rosso 12, 2012
pigment and cellulose on paper
23 1/2 x 18 in. (59.7 x 45.7 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Attraversare il Fuoco (Fuoco Wood Box), 2013 digital prints, woodcut, and printed pages in wooden box box: 9 x 10 5/8 x 1 in. (22.9 x 27 x 2.5 cm) Edition 10 of 50 Printed by Atelier Estampe Photographique and Atelier Martin Garanger, Paris.

Beatrice Caracciolo
Attraversare il Fuoco (Fuoco Wood Box), 2013
digital prints, woodcut, and printed pages in wooden box
box: 9 x 10 5/8 x 1 in. (22.9 x 27 x 2.5 cm)
Edition 10 of 50
Printed by Atelier Estampe Photographique and Atelier Martin Garanger, Paris.

Beatrice Caracciolo Untitled, 2018 mixed media collage on paper, mounted on canvas 48 1/2 x 42 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (123.2 x 107.3 x 3.8 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Untitled, 2018
mixed media collage on paper, mounted on canvas
48 1/2 x 42 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (123.2 x 107.3 x 3.8 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo Battaglia 1, 2012 mixed media on paper mounted on aluminum 57 x 78 1/2 in. (144.8 x 199.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Battaglia 1, 2012
mixed media on paper mounted on aluminum
57 x 78 1/2 in. (144.8 x 199.4 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo: Innocenti, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, September 12 – October 17, 2020.

Beatrice Caracciolo: Innocenti, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, September 12 – October 17, 2020.

Beatrice Caracciolo Malincuore, 2016 pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas 58 3/4 x 63 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (149.2 x 161.9 x 3.2 cm)

Beatrice Caracciolo
Malincuore, 2016
pigment, water soluble chalk, graphite, gouache on paper, mounted on canvas
58 3/4 x 63 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (149.2 x 161.9 x 3.2 cm)