By Waldo Cabrera

The pandemic wreaked havoc on many industries, especially the arts. The virus caused many museums, galleries, theatre and performances venues to shutter. With the hopes of seeing life return to “normal,” Long Island- based lawyer turned filmmaker, playwright, and fine artist, Michael Ricigliano will debut his newest exhibition, WOVEN at Long Island University Post Campus (720 Northern Boulevard. Brookville, NY 11548).


WOVEN is a collection of abstract, acrylic on canvas pieces that were created during the COVID Pandemic by artist Michael Ricigliano. “I looked to my earlier abstract works for inspiration. Not just as a visual understanding of my progression as an artist, but as a way of re-creating some of those specific pieces.

The name WOVEN was chosen for this series because several pieces were once a completed work from my past, then cut into strips and woven back into a brand-new piece. Here the viewer can see a new work of art and try and recreate what it might have looked like before.” Michael Ricigliano.


Exhibition dates: Feburary 11 - February 28, 2022

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