Barbara Rocco’s True Body Of Work

One of the sculptures featured in the Barbara Rocco exhibit Body of Work
One of the sculptures featured in the Barbara Rocco exhibit Body of Work

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program recently unveiled a captivating exhibition titled “Body of Work” featuring the sculptures of Barbara Rocco, who received her master’s degree in 2014. This series explores the human body and its ability to communicate with others using emotions and expressions.

Body of Work showcases the figure, its movements and detailed gestures as the medium for the narration and observation of experiences and emotions we share throughout our lives. These sculptures are life studies both in the academic and traditional sense of studying the human form while at the same time providing a commentary on how we communicate with each other through our bodies.

Barbara Rocco received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queens College. Rocco continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated summa cum laude with an associate degree in fashion design. She worked in Manhattan as a designer for over a decade. Many years later, desiring to explore a new medium, she studied ceramics and sculpture at Adelphi University, where she became the graduate assistant for both departments while earning her Master of Arts in studio art in 2014.

This exhibition will be on view in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, One South Ave. in Garden City through Wednesday, April 15. To view glimpses of the works online, visit
The Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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