About the Artist

Debbie Gioello

Debbie Gioello has shown her artwork professionally since 1970. She was honored to participate in many solo and group shows. Her solo shows included Center Art Galley, NY City, Little Carnegie Gallery, NY City, Summerfield Gallery, Dobbs Ferry NY, Art Barn, Greenwich CT, Mamaroneck Guild of Artists, NY, 5th Street Gallery, Wilmington Delaware and Lehman Gallery, Bronx, NY. Debbie has been featured in many juried group shows in New York, the tri-state area, Westchester, and across the country as well as international invitational shows. Debbie was the recipient of many awards for her fine etching renditions, abstract polymer paintings, realistic butterfly paintings and impressionistic watercolor paintings.

Currently, Gioello's work is featured in several galleries and invitational shows in the Pennsylvania and New York areas.

Her work is in the permanent collection of the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Queens Cultural Center, NY, NY; Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY; State Office Building, Albany, NY as well as private collections. She has been a member of the National Association of Women Artist and the National Association of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, among others.

Professional art recognition and listings appeared in Who's Who of Women Artists; Who's Who of American Painters; International Who's Who of Women; American Printmaker; and the French publication, Le Review Moderne.

Artistic expression is the underlying passion of Debbie Gioello's creativity. However, she channeled her creativity in the field of fashion design as a designer, educator and writer while pursuing ways to show her artwork. Debbie Gioello's career in fashion design started in 1951. As a designer behind a label, she designed for various 7th Avenue design companies until opening her own fashion design studio and manufacturing company. While owning her own design company, she started teaching at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. As a full time professor, she also served as Chairperson of the Fashion Design Department during the early 1990s. She was the recipient of many grants to research and develop various military apparel related projects.

During her time as a Fashion Design Professor, Debbie authored several fashion design and textile books published by Fairchild Publication, NY, NY and four career oriented booklets for the Educational Council of America. She authored and contributed many fashion related articles to magazines for the apparel, textile and home sewing industries.

Along the way she found time to patent and market four of her inventions related to the fashion field. One of the most noteworthy inventions is a ribbed undergarment that is worn by police, security and military personnel under body armor as well as under sports gear. During 2008 through 2009, Debbie Gioello donated the special comfort garment to all members of Milford's Sheriff's Office and Milford's Police Department as well as the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department and the Port Jervis Police Department.

Artist Statement

Art reveals my inner self

Art reveals my ideals and what I value

Art expresses a passion for life

As an artist and designer, I am influenced by shape, form, harmony and color so evident in nature and life. My visual and emotional experiences are transformed and creatively expressed in my art work.

Utilizing different mediums and techniques, I express myself in different styles from realism to expressionism and from contemporary to cutting-edge modern. My works are painted as collections inspired by seasons, events, trends and time; all drawn from the visual dynamics of daily existence.