June 9, 2014
Drawings by Louis Marinaro, Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design of the University of Michigan are on display at the SACI Gallery in Firenze, Italy, July 4 - 31, 2014.
July 4-31, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, July 4 at 6Pm
Louis Marinaro is a contemporary figurative sculptor who lives and works in Ann Arbor Michigan. His work is represented in both public and private collections. He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He earned his B.F.A. in 1973 from the Philadelphia College of Art. He was awarded an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1975. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for the Arts Grant, a Tiffany Foundation Grant and numerous research grants from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh. He has exhibited in a variety of venues both public and private, including New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, and Detroit.
In addition to his work as a sculptor, he is a professor at the University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art & Design. He was hired in 1981 as a visiting artist and granted a full time position in 1982. From 2002 to 2005 he was the Director of International Programs at the School of Art & Design. In 1988, he was awarded the Amoco Distinguished Teaching Award and the Teaching Excellence Award in 1989. In 2000, he served as Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Concurrently with his position at the University of Michigan, he was a visiting lecturer at the New York Academy of Art in New York City from 1991 through 2001. Prior to his appointment at the University of Michigan he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
Louis Marinaro describes his sculpture as content driven, it is based upon what he imagines and perceives. He intends for his work to function on multiple levels both visually and contextually, it is an interwoven metaphor between what we see, imagine and know. Louis Marinaro offers a perception of the world in which we live that embodies the complexity of our life experiences.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Stamps School of Art & Design, at The University of Michigan.
Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Via Sant’Antonino, 11
50123 Firenze, Italy
Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 7pm; Saturday & Sunday 1pm-7pm
Admission is free