Jackie Saccoccio


oil and mica on linen
30 x 24 inches

It seems like a really reactionary, smarmy thing to do. Drips in abstract painting? It’s the thing you shouldn’t do. I don’t like when people lump me in with Abstract Expressionism to the exclusion of other influences — it’s certainly a huge influence, but it seems like drips really became a thing with them. It’s become a trigger point: “Oh, there’s a drip there, it must be Abstract Expressionism.” My drips are almost a mockery of that. – Jackie Saccoccio

Through a range of traditional and unconventional techniques, Jackie Saccoccio continually regenerates the language of abstraction. In Portrait (Invisible 15), a beautifully calibrated web of black drips becomes a compositional device that establishes areas of negative space. Saccoccio fills in some of these gaps but also breaks out of this organic grid to create a meandering, self-generating field of bright colors. Saccoccio is a past recipient of the American Academy in Rome Prize, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Grant, a Monet Foundation Residency in Giverny, and a Fulbright Foundation Grant. Her work is included in the collections of Dallas Museum of Art; MCA, Chicago; and the Metropolitan Museum, New York, among others.