Artists on Art: Gianna Commito on Zigzags and Diagonals

April 21, 2018 / 2:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

Artists on Art are monthly talks by local artists who use their own mediums, subjects, and processes to interpret an artwork on view in MOCA's exhibitions. For this event, Gianna Commito will discuss the site-specific murals by Claudia Comte on view in the Museum's free ground level. Commito is a painter whose work references the patterns and conditions of urban architecture and the built environment. Rendering her daily experiences and the complexities of the contemporary landscape through a formal exploration of line, shape, texture, dimension, and color, Commito builds her paintings through striking interwoven layers. She is Associate Professor of Painting at Kent State University and in 2015, she was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and is in many public and private collections. More information can be found at




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Major support for Claudia Comte: Zigzags and Diagonals is provided by Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler. The exhibition is also made possible with the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and the City of Lausanne.

All current exhibitions are funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Leadership Circle gifts from anonymous donors, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Jan Lewis, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.

All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.