The Thing Unseen:  A Centennial Celebration of Nicolas Carone, Decades 1930s-2000s 

New York Studio School , September 5-October 15, 2017

Curated by Ro Lohin

Ro Lohin is a painter, curator, teacher, and former owner/director of the Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York. She opened her gallery in 2003 and convinced Carone to begin sharing his vast artistic output with the public. The Lohin Geduld Gallery represented Carone until its closing in 2012, mounting four solo exhibitions of his drawings, paintings and sculpture. These exhibitions were his first in New York in forty years, and re-introduced Carone as an important and influential artist.

Lohin received a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studied at the New York Studio School, both in Paris and New York, and earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design. Lohin’s work has been exhibited internationally. Her awards include artist residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Vermont Studio Center and Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. She was program director at the New York Studio School and has taught at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Western Carolina University, Chautauqua Institution, Mount Gretna School of Art and Cullowhee Mountain Arts. Lohin paints on the North Fork of Long Island and the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Estate of Nicolas Carone is working with David Ramm on a new biographical essay on the life, work, thought, and critical reception of Nicolas Carone. Intended to offer a succinct overview of a professional career that spanned more than seven decades, the essay will be published in the catalog for the exhibition of Carone's work at the New York Studio School.

About the Author

The author of a previous biographical article on Nicolas Carone for Current Biography magazine, David Ramm is a writer, researcher, and editor who has written biographical studies of a range of figures in the arts and sciences, as well as political leaders in the US and abroad. The former editor-in-chief of the scholarly publishing company AMS Press, he holds degrees from Indiana University, Ohio University, and Antioch College. He is married to the painter Nicole Zehr, a former student of Nicolas Carone. They live in Jackson Heights, Queens.


Nicolas Carone: Paintings and Sculpture from the 1970s – A Classical Perspective

Loretta Howard Gallery , September 7-October 7, 2017

Italy was central to Carone. An Italian American born on the Lower East Side in 1917, Carone enrolled at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School in Manhattan when he was 11 years old. After being granted the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1948, he spent three years in Rome on the G.I. Bill. Living on Via Margutta. Carone continued to move between New York and Italy throughout his life, but spent a great deal of time in Italy during the 1970s. It was in this decade that he bought a farmhouse in Umbria, and in the 1980s he founded the art school The International School there.


Nicolas Carone / Noreen Naughton, Sharing the Knowledge 

Koa Art Gallery , January 10-February 24, 2018.  

The emphasis of this exhibition is the relationship between mentor/teacher and student as demonstrated by art works of Carone and Naughton, as well as a collection of drawing demonstrations by Carone on Naughton’s student drawings.  Noreen Naughton is an Artist and Professor Emeritus of Art, Kapi’olani Community College, University of Hawaii, where she has taught drawing and painting for 25 years.



Rare Nest Gallery , October 7-November 5, 2017

The Rare Nest exhibition, is curated by Carone’s student and long-time associate Megan Williamson – also a painter.  The exhibition will draw on works from Carone’s estate and from area private collections and will include rarely seen drawings, paintings and sculptures that evoke the master’s long career.  Rare Nest will also host presentations on his work and will explore the larger context of New York’s abstract expressionist school.


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