James Gemma’s abstract art is a visual and conceptual exploration of the artistic relationships that can be created among and between colors and shapes. He may use geometric elements as support for some explorations, freer paths with others. Some works have a formal appeal using bold colors and shapes, while others have more subtle color/shape relationships. Despite his art’s conceptual nature, his intention is to generate a strong aesthetic and exciting appeal. His original prints are created through digital technology, using archival paper and inks. He graduated from Ohio State University and has had careers as university professor and consumer research professional. He studied art and printmaking at Salem College and at Wake Forest University and has participated in multiple art workshops at Penland and the Huntington Museum of Art. Mr. Gemma served as board member and Marketing Chairperson of Associated Artists of Winston Salem.