Caprice Pierucci


Caprice Pierucci received her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is best known for her wood wall relief works that evoke ideas of skeletons, shells and landscapes. They are inspired by her fiber and tapestry weaving background reflecting the linear repetitions of textiles. The forms are mostly curvilinear and use progressive rhythms to create movement and shadow. Her most recent work deals with the idea of natural forms developing over time. The layers and undulating rhythms in the forms speak of our mortality and the huge expanses of time that lead to one particular moment of beauty.

Caprice has been in over ninety exhibitions and has won numerous awards. Her work is also included in some prestigious collections such as Westinghouse, Morgan Stanley and the Rockefeller collection.

Artist's Statement

My major influence in my work comes from my mother, Louise Pierucci Holeman. Louise was pioneer professional fiber artist in the late sixties and seventies. Sinuous repetition of form, texture, progressive rhythms, and linear abstractions are the images I was surrounded by as a child. I am drawn to natural forms: earth erosion, cal trite in cave formations, wind on the desert sand. Detritus of manmade objects are also appealing: such as old refrigerator grates, cracks, and scratches on metal or in cement, squashed recycled cardboard. Originally the wood was used as a support or armatures for my fibers and paper. Eventually the wood became the more expressive way to define to the images in my mind.

My most recent work is about eternity and time. The undulating rhythms in the forms speak to me of our mortality, and the huge expanses of time that lead to one particular moment of beauty. I want the work to be a sensual experience, but to also have a deeper underlying place to reflect.