Donna Lomangino is a nationally recognized artist and designer whose varied body of work uses seemingly representational imagery to convey the abstractions of isolation and alienation. Paintings that at first appear to be seascapes or still life interiors are rather portraits of emptiness and silent disconnect. And portraits of disarmingly unfamiliar faces are rather “scapes” of the space between observer and observed, as subjects peer out from within their own far-removed reality. Lomangino’s “CinemaScope” series is inspired by portentous and dramatic moments in film. Two other Lomangino series include her penetrating portraits of high achievers —“Special” — that convey the spark and essence that set these individuals apart from the beginning, and lighthearted re-portraits of historical figures, titled “Juxtapositions.” Whether executed in acrylics or oils, on board or on canvas, Lomangino’s paintings are characterized by deceptively concise brushstrokes. Behind all is a provocative intellect that transforms accessible, identifiable forms into unexpected studies of existence.
Lomangino’s work has been exhibited in New York, Miami and the Mid-Atlantic region, including the Washington, D.C., area where she first established her career. Her paintings are found in the private collections of patrons residing in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Paris, France.