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.



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



      Cel Del Nord Supernatural Women Virtual Residency


      Dumfries House Royal Drawing Academy


      Dumfries House Royal Drawing Academy
      Frans Masereel Zentrum Printmaking

teaching and educational appointments

2019-Present   Freedom From Torture; Artist Educator 

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

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

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

2009-2010      Education National Français; Collège Assistant Art Educator


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


    Unspoken Desires / Künstler Postkarten / Strahlholz Rail Station / Appenzell, Switzerland

     Strands (Work In Progress) / Publication, Video, & Sculptural Installation / Isle of Bute

     World Refugee Day / Event Host / 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



       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

    BODYSCAPING: SKIN, PLASTIC, STEEL, GOLD Participatory performance / GU / Glasgow

    CHROI Singing Performance @ Lonely Arts Club / Rost / Glasgow

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

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

    Hopelessly Devoted (Group Show) / Participatory performance / The Garment Factory / 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



    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.     



     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