statement.

giacinta frisillo is a multidisciplinary artist who works with print, bookmaking, performance, video and installation. the core of her research is often printmaking but a substantial part of her work is a reconsideration of the medium in time-based formats. her practice focuses on women – more specifically: gendered societal expectations, the female body, the resulting loneliness and where she falls within these. many of her pieces address the tension between what is considered contemporary art and what is often seen as traditional domestic craft, especially those that are most notably produced by women.

 

by recontextualizing durational processes, such as both traditional and more innovative and less-considered styles of printmaking, she attempts to experience and help make visible the transformational qualities of repetitive action. in her more recent return to performance as art, this same mechanized repetitive action is carried out, but here, with her body, rather than through the use of printmaking machinery. by focusing on durational silent performance, her work explores, researches and exposes hidden or unrecognized labor. her work aims to give voice to and make visible all those who call the female body, home.
 

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education

2018-2019     Glasgow School of Art Master of Letters in Fine Arts: Printmaking, with Merit

2007-2009   Fordham Univ. Graduate School of Ed: Master of Science in Secondary Education

2001-2004    Fordham Univ. Lincoln Center: Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Lit. & Cinema Studies

residencies

2020

      Cel Del Nord Supernatural Women Virtual Residency

2019

      Dumfries House Royal Drawing Academy

2018

      Dumfries House Royal Drawing Academy
      Frans Masereel Zentrum Printmaking

teaching and educational appointments

2019-Present   Freedom From Torture; Community Art & Well-Being Engagement Worker, Glasgow

2017-2018        University Council for Art Education; Chair of Programming, NY
2012-2018        NYC DOE and Museum of Arts and Design Collaboration, NY

2012                    Arts Achieve I9 National Grant High School Visual Arts Exam Developer, US National

2010-2018       NYC Dept. of Ed.; High School Vis. Arts Curriculum Writing & Teaching, NY

2009-2010      Education National Français; Collège Assistant Art Educator, Paris

grants/awards

Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award / Glasgow Life / 2021

Hope Scott Trust Grant / HST Foundation / 2020

Governor's International Post-Graduate Scholarship / Glasgow School of Art / 2018-19

publications

March 2021           Greater Govanhill Magazine; Featured Contributor; Illustrations & Feature Writer

November 2020  New Scots Cooking: Food for Freedom; Portrait Illustrations & Text Editor

March 2020         Decorating Dissidence: Crafting the Body; "The Feminine Mistake"

June 2019              REMAINDER; Self-published zine funded by Friends of GSA

February 2019      Circle, Glasgow Subway Broadsheet; "Like Clockwork on a Neighboring Shore"

solo exhibitions* and group shows

2021

     (Upcoming) Life Masks/Death Masks* / Plein air Painting Performance Series / Glasgow

     (Upcoming) Unspoken Desires* / Intimate Sigil Performance Series / Virtual Event, Glasgow

     Digital Group Show / Lifts / SHRINE Gallery, NY 

 

2020

     Unspoken DesiresKünstler Postkarten / Strahlholz Rail Station / Appenzell, Switzerland

     World Refugee Day / Event Host / Green Mixed Media Collage / Instagram Live (IGTV)

     Kaltnadel (Kollectiv Sterunender Hund) / Various Screen Prints and Etching / Appenzell, Switzerland

     Alas, Almas, Mujeres / Swipe Left Lithographic Artist Book / Clemente Soto Velez / NY

 

2019

       Mythopoeia / Collaborative video performance & Screenprint / The Old Hairdressers / Glasgow

    Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh) / Myriam Lefkowitz Performance /  Talbot-Rice Gallery

      Drawing the Line / Installation & Workshop / Tchai-Ovna Cafe / Glasgow

    The Conformative Morass / Künstler Postkarten / Strahlholz Rail Station / Appenzell, Switzerland

    MLitt Degree Show GSA / a common thread Installation / Tontine / Glasgow

    Hu(man) Nature / Shadows performance and installation / Glasgow Autonomous Space / Glasgow

    The Oasis / Manipulated Video Stills & Scent Installation / Donated Gallery, Skypark / Glasgow

    REMAINDER* / Performance, Video & Installation / GSA / Glasgow

    The Department / video and sound installation / The Donated Gallery, Skypark / Glasgow

    Magari!*/ Print Show / Project Space 2, GSA / Glasgow
    and leave my soul shivering? / Performance / Undercover Artistry’s Women’s Day / Glasgow

 

2018

    Studio Works / swipe left Lithographic Artist Book / Macy Gallery, Columbia University / NY
    31st Annual Women’s Works / The Male Gaze is Blinding / Old Court House Arts Center / Woodstock, Ill.     

 

2017

     440 Gallery: Small Works Show / Untitled Photograph / 440 Gallery / NY
     AbrazARTE: A Benefit for Puerto Rico / Talk to the Tune Screenprint / Clemente Soto Vélez / NY
     City Views / Group Show / Office of the Manhattan Borough President / NY
     Tiny&Bright*/ Photography and Print Series / Naïve Art / Williamsburg, Brooklyn

     Artists for Truth / Talk to the Tune, i & ii Screenprints / Baltimore, MD


     

contact.

@giacinta_frisillo