A native of New Haven, Connecticut, artist, Ralph D. Caparulo has lived in Galway since the
summer of 1996. His studio is well established on his old farm property. Caparulo’s constructivist sculptures (mostly), drawings, collages and watercolors take shape in this setting, which also serves as a classroom for private students.
Graduated from Silvermine College of Art, the University of Hartford Art School (BFA), and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Art (MFA), Caparulo has practiced his craft since the late 1960s concurrent with a teaching career. He is a faculty member at SUNY
Using leather, found objects or fabricated elements together with strong influence of Japanese design principles, Caparulo’s work is at once enigmatic and orderly, primitive yet polished, timeless and often whimsical. He draws on a considerable knowledge of meso-American, Egyptian, Norse and Japanese folklore and mythology for inspiration.
Historically shown in juried and invitational venues across the US and Canada, Caparulo’s art is found in permanent collections of several museums in New Jersey (the Noyes and Bergen) and Pennsylvania (The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts) and locally the Hyde Collection in
Caparulo has completed the restoration of a 1700s post and beam farmhouse in Galway known as Wyndbourne, which he has operated as a B&B with his wife since 2000.