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Kit Corti

Kit has been a valued member of OCAC. She grew up in North Tonowanda, NY and then went to RIT, majoring in graphic arts and teaching. She graduated with an MFA. At first she focused on silk screening, but you will see that as she moved around she always had an art studio and continued to explore and cre-ate in different mediums.

Silk screen by Kit Corti titled "Penumbra"
"Penumbra" — Silk Screen

After Rochester, Kit moved to Maine where she taught high school art classes. When living in Arizona, Kit focused on watercolors and teach-ing. She has lived in Naples, NY since 1989, giving private art lessons, teaching GED classes through Ontario County, and continuing to express her love of color through drawing with colored pencils and painting.

Illustration by Kit Corti in the Naples Neopolitan Record
Naples Neopolitan Record Illustration

Some of the places that Kit‟s art has been displayed is in OCAC exhibits, in Rochester at ROCO, Artisans, and the Unitarian Church. Her art has also been shown at the Mill House Gallery in Honeoye Falls, and the Naples Grape Festival. She created a room at the Grape Festival of people and colorful shapes made out of foam core! If you read the Naples Neopolitan Record then you probably have seen her illustrations across the top of the inside covers since 2016!

Kit recalls that her Mom loved to do paint-by-number painting and she couldn‟t understand why Kit wouldn‟t join her! Kit is a „paint outside the box‟ kind of artist, finding inspiration and creativity in everyday life! For example, because of her husband‟s illness they have been having lunches delivered from the Ontario County Office of the Aging. The lunches are delivered in aluminum trays which, after a while began to pile up. Kit looked at the trays and was inspired to repurpose them into all kinds of fun


Kit still offers private classes in drawing and painting. You can contact her at: 585-402-1202, and check out some of her art at Be ready to let your imagination soar, because Kit says, “If you‟re looking for realism this is not the class for you!”



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