Onessimo Fine Art

Maureen Fulgenzi


Born in Westchester N.Y. from her earliest memories Maureen Fulgenzi knew and concentrated her efforts in becoming an Artist.

After 4 years at the School of Visual Arts in NYC studying fashion Illustration & advertising she went on to her career. She served as a freelance position w/ Sasson Jeans as designing their first poster, a fashion illustrator for buyers reports and as a sketch artist for W Fairfield publications.

Fulgenzi's talents & pioneering spirit in the late 70's launched into handpainted fabric & silk trend that sprung onto NY couture scene & was quickly picked up by the "A"-list department stores and boutiques nation wide.

Maureen brought both her technical skills & innate color sense to custom create and

application using silk dyes on fine fabrics creating a standardized and branded design trade mark in the fashion industry.

The hand-painted designs were later picked up to produce a printed clothing line. During this time Mary McFadden chose one of her creations to form a bedding line, which became the longest selling sheet collection that Martex had ever produced by the name of "Winddrift".

Being in high demand for her design skills & invovative thinking Fulgenzi left Gossamer Wing after 6 years to enter into a contract for Puritan Co. designing a mens line of engineered prints for Designer Diane Von Furstenburg & later for her printed dress collection.

She then went on to have a successful career producing a line of clothing with hand-painted fabrics, forming Horito/Fulgenzi designs in 82' The companies list of department stores, catologs and boutiques extended nationwide, including notable on going clients as Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Cecily Tyson. Their design's had exploded creating a fashion trend that was copied by other companies, which only spurred her on to create new ideas.

In the early 90's Fulgenzi ended the fashion bussiness to pursue her smoldering desire to paint on canvas. leaving the city to isolate herself in the Hamptons and later Italy, then traveling through Europe gaining new sources of inspiration and sophistication to her Work

Color, with its wealth of possiblilities, combined with a form of corresponding vibration. expresses Fulgenzi's inner need to offer a contemplative ground to the spectator.



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