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: Imaginary Portraits

Loretta Howard Gallery , September 7-October 28, 2017

Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to present Nicolas Carone: Imaginary Portraits. The exhibition focuses on portrait paintings and sculptural heads made of stone from Carone’s property in Umbria, Italy. For these portraits, Carone did not use models, instead, the people portrayed are imaginary, drawn from the artist’s mind. Imaginary Portraits is organized in conjunction with The Thing Unseen: A Centennial Celebration of Nicolas Carone at the New York Studio School.



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, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawai'i, where she has taught drawing and painting for 25 years.

Naughton’s lecture at the New York Studio School in March, 2015 and introduced by Martica Sawin can be seen here.



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.


Nicolas Carone

Boca Raton Museum of Art , April 23-July 29, 2018

The Boca Raton Museum of Art will present a selection of Carone works from the 1960s.

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