Marie LoParco creates whimsical
mixed media paintings of angels and the sacred feminine with decorative papers, fabrics, and acrylic paint. She received her MFA from Syracuse University, studied in NYC, Italy, and Mexico and taught art for many years and has shown her work in galleries nationally and internationally. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York with her husband, David, a photographer, surrounded by rolling hills and wildlife.



Gallery 54,  E. Genesee St. Skaneateles, NY  (currently showing)

Terra Organic Spa, Fayetteville, NY (currently showing)

Holiday Group Show, Orazio Salati Gallery,Binghamton, NY December 2013-January 2016

Rude and Bold Women, Red Tent Gallery, Binghamton, NY Sept. 2013


Franklin Street Gallery, Watkins Glen, NY March 2013


Regional Juried Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2012


Holiday Show, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY 2012, 2013


Holiday Show, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY 2013-2016


Ithaca Artist’s Market, Ithaca, NY 2011, 2013


Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, Skaneateles, NY 2011, 2012, 2013


Inspirations:  Art & Antiques Shop, Solo Show Cortland, NY 2012, 2013


Rock Garden Group Show, Homer Center for the Arts, Homer, NY 2011, 2012, 2013


6X6X2010 Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery, Rochester, NY 2010


Perspectives Gallery, The Goddess Show, Hardy, VA, 2003


Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Cortland, Summer, 2002


Community School of Music and Art, Ithaca Artists’ Invitational, 2002


The Greater Ithaca Art Trail, 2001


Little Stone Gallery, Ithaca, NY, 2002


Foundation of Light, Two Person Show, Ithaca, NY 2001




Selected Grants/ Awards


Second Place, “Matriarch Show”  Franklin Street Gallery, Watkins Glen, NY 2013


Best of Show, Colorscape Festival of the Arts, 2012, Second Place, Mixed Media, Colorscape Festival of the Arts, 1013.


Fellowship Award in Painting, Summer Six Art Program Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2001


Painting Studio Residency at Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca, NY, Spring, 2001


Painting Studio Residency:  Vermont Studio Colony, Johnson, VT 1986, 1988


National Drawing Competition, International Drawing Association, Salimagundi Club, NYC 1987 (Honorable Mention)






M.F.A. Illustration with honors, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1990.


- Vermont Studio Colony and School, Johnson, VT: 12 credits in Painting. 1986-88.


- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: 11 credits in Lithography, History of Painting Techniques, and     Photography, 1977-1981.


- New York University in Venice, Italy: 12 credits in Painting, Printmaking and Art History, 1980.




B.S. with honors, Art Education, State University College at New Paltz, NY, 1975.


Studio concentration in painting. Permanent New York  State Teaching Certification in Art. Grades K-12.


- Empire State College “Independent Painting  Semester” in New York City with contemporary artists.  16 credits in Painting, Sculpture, Museum and Gallery Studies.  Spring 1975.


- Overseas Program at the Institute of  Urbino, Italy.  20 credits in Printmaking, Drawing, Art of the Italian Renaissance, Italian Literature, Language, and Culture.  Spring 1974.