Carmine received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in the early 70’s and studied Fine Art at Adelphi University and Architecture at Oklahoma State University. For past 40 years Carmine has moved between the Interior Design, Corporate Real Estate and Art worlds. He’s held executive management positions at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Citibank and Willis Group. In addition, for over nine years he taught drawing and design at Parsons, NY School of Interior Design, Drexel University and Nassau Community College. While at Willis, living mostly in London, he managed the completion of the Willis Building which won several coveted architectural awards.
In 2013 Carmine “retired” from Willis and return to his first love – Art. After opening a studio for brief time in Chinatown New York he relocated to Miami, Florida. Located between the Miami Design District and Wynwood, his studio is in Midtown Miami.
Carmine's work has evolved from controlled Pollock like abstracts to images of flags & hearts. All controlled by the masked tight line. The evolution continues with the deconstruction of the line (and tape) with the creation of the portrait.
And It’s only the beginning.