Coni Minneci artwork titled Dr Carmen Hijosa – Pinatex. This 10” x 10” painting is created with mixed media.

“This series is meant to inspire young girls and young women to be curious on how things work, to solve problems, to stand up for themselves, to not give up and to stay in school.”   Coni Minneci


Through many hours of research and creative contemplation, Coni invites you to see her magnanimous series, the ‘ART of invention, in which she honors 26 women.  This exhibit presents a survey of Women Inventors known as “Mothers of Invention – Real Woman Who Rock” within a reflective collection of paintings and mixed media assemblages. You can view Coni Minneci’s full exhibition and additional works at  This exhibition runs from Friday, September 18, 2020 to Saturday, October 17, 2020. An artist signed, full color book of the exhibition is available at the gallery, and at for $40.00.


Coni’s work  unravels a society of great female minds and spirits. Humbly, she was inspired by the book “Girls Think of Everything” she had discovered at the National Museum of Woman in the Arts located in Washington DC.  An accomplished contemporary realist painter, Coni combined her commercial illustration, design and an award-winning fine art painting for over thirty years. Her work is described as startlingly beautiful in whatever format she chooses, miniatures to her over scale panels, in oil to acrylic.

Her work is a result of many years of studying the Hudson River School, traditional Chiaroscuro techniques and surrealism fundamentals. You can see Coni’s regional landscapes of iconic Buffalo landmarks and the natural wonder of Niagara Falls in her Artist Portfolio at River Art Gallery and Gifts, instore and online. Learn more about Connie’s work at her website and check out her feature in the September 2020 issue of Buffalo Spree.