Josette Urso works directly and urgently from her immediate environment. Her paintings are “moment-to-moment” extrapolations where the contrasts and cross-fertilizations are cumulative, non-linear, free flowing and interpretive. Working from life, she strives to discover and engage the known as well as the unknown in unforeseen ways.
Urso received her MFA from the University of South Florida and has exhibited widely at venues in the United States and abroad including the New York Public Library, the Drawing Center, and the Bronx Museum for the Arts. Grants and residencies include those from the NEA, Basil H. Alkazzi and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation as well as the Camargo Foundation, Ucross and Yaddo.