Claudia Fieo's prints consider the complex tensions between humanity and the natural world. Through her work she seeks to highlight the potential for reconciliation in the face of accelerating environmental and ecological crises. Drawing inspiration from semiotics, poetry, metaphysics, environmental philosophy, and engineering, Fieo employs ancient and contemporary symbols and structures to serve as metaphorical “signifiers” calling for action. The bell, marking a quickening of time, tolls a warning; the labyrinth, with its purposeful yet serpentine path wending toward center, signifies a quest for equilibrium.
Claudia R. Fieo is an American printmaker and Ballinglen Fellow (2019, 2022) whose works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are held in private collections, as well as permanent and public collections, such as Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Republic of Ireland; Boston Public Library, Bowdoin College, Newport Art Museum, Slater Memorial Museum, USA; and University City Art Museum of the Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy, China. Claudia is a Professor of Art in the department of Visual Art and History of Art and holds the Hannah Goldberg Chair in Teaching Innovation at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where she has taught graphic design, drawing, and printmaking courses since 1992. A native of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Fieo moved to Florence, Italy for her graduate studies at Rosary College Graduate School of Art at Villa Schifanoia and Il Bisonte International School for Advanced Printmaking, earning both Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Printmaking. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Carnegie Mellon University. The artist currently resides in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Signifiers: Prints by Claudia R. Fieo: Ballinglen Gallery