Ignazio Colt Nicastro is an emerging curator and multidisciplinary artist. He is a graduate from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, with double majors in Fine Art & Art History and Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.
Nicastro has been building on his curatorial experience ever since he completed his undergrad. With a few opportunities in the curatorial realm, like working alongside the Society of York Region Artists, Nicastro took the necessary steps that led him to the launch of the Emerging Artists Exhibition in 2019. Over the past year, Nicastro has evolved the brand and has officially launched I.C. Contemporary – an art organization that aims to provide emerging artists with a public platform without enforcing any economic barriers. A digital gallery has also been created by Luigi Cody Nicastro, opening I.C. Contemporary’s reach to an international level and provides a more accessible gallery experience.
His fine art portfolio (which can be found here) mostly consists of a series of space prints, all intimate in size but vast in layers. This exemplifies his desire to push the boundaries of fine art, not by attempting to create realistic images but something that stands out from other pieces of work. His silkscreens range from four to thirty layers and consist of vibrant colours and shapes that draw viewers in for a closer examination of the work.
His sculptural series addresses the different psychological ideologies of Queer Identities. More information on this show can be found here.
When Nicastro isn’t spending his time on his emerging art career, he is working on his debut fantasy series: The Trials of Salahan and another novel in the making, The Clearing. Release dates coming soon.