James Naccarato, co-founder and Creative Director at Los Alamitos-based Iconography Studios, will unveil his first piece of new work in almost three years at CoproGallery located at Bergamot Station Arts Complex in Santa Monica. The exhibition, “Naughty or Nice” runs December 14, 2013 – January 4, 2014.
James Naccarato exhibited his work titled For Goodness Sake in the inaugural “Krampus And Christmas” group show at CoproNason Gallery in 2004.
About The Artist
James Naccarato was born in Kingston NY, and raised in California. At a young age, he took a strong interest in 16th and 17th century classical painting, cubism and surrealism. Growing up, Naccarato was inspired by California culture and identified with street art, comics, and various underground art movements. He earned his B.F.A degree from the Laguna College of Art and Design where he studied Fine Art and Illustration, and developed his signature style of painting. Naccarato is known for his colorful and playful creatures who often have a fictional quality to them, and at the same time feel very natural, organic, and possibly preternatural – perhaps even “real.”
The artist lives in Long Beach, California with his wife Sarah and three children. His work has been featured in numerous national exhibitions at galleries including CoproNason, Limited Addiction Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station, M Modern, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Thinkspace Art Gallery.
James is currently General Manager and Creative Director at Iconography Studios in Los Alamitos California.
See images below for a sneak peek of the artist in his studio, working on his latest piece for the “Naughty or Nice” exhibition at CoproNason Gallery in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Complex.