Arduina Caponigro is a first generation American raised by Italians who immigrated to North Dakota. Her appreciation for the arts grew out of a childhood that was spent equally between Europe and the United States. Her father, a professor with a PHD in Latin, emphasized not only the importance of languages, but also of philosophy, mythology, and art. As her understanding of the creative process developed, she began to recognize art as a way of life – a source of much needed social connection and personal expression.
Arduina helps other artists to see their computers and software as simple artistic tools. She shares her craft internationally through private consultation, personal mentoring, and by leading workshops for diverse organizations including The Maine Media Workshops, The Santa Fe Workshops, and Rockport College. She has worked extensively in all areas of fine art photography, graphic design, pre-press, and print, and is most recently excited by fine art book making. Her images evoke a dreamlike timelessness without a trace of the high-end technology used to create it.
Grateful to be living in a family of artists and surrounded by an inspirational creative community, she works alongside her husband John Paul Caponigro, and is currently the CFO for Caponigro Arts in Cushing, Maine.