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Gallery Talk with Winter Residency Fellow Robert Aiosa
March 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Gallery Talk with Winter Residency Fellow Robert Aiosa | Thurs. March 10, 2022 | 6:30 pm EST | Hybrid Event
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Guest may join us either at NextFab North or via Zoom.
Join us for a gallery talk with the 2022 Winter Residency Fellow Robert Aiosa. The residency is designed for artists in Greater Philadelphia who work in the medium of wood and is a collaboration between the Center for Art in Wood and NextFab. An exhibition of the work created over the two-month-long program will be presented at the NextFab North Philadelphia location.
Image above: Robert Aiosa, Allotment, 2021. Photo by Nick Doll
Robert Aiosa: Working site-specifically and employing a mix of fine and construction-grade materials with highly detailed carving techniques, Aiosa investigates the built environment and its social, economic, and environmental impacts.
Aiosa was born in 1982 in Smithtown, New York and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 2005 and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2015. He joined the staff of renowned print atelier Graphicstudio at University of South Florida, Tampa as its Research Associate and Sculpture Fabricator. His work has been shown throughout the United States, most recently a solo exhibition at Sanger Gallery, Key West, FL, Skyway 20/21, Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg Fl, and was included in the 2018 Florida Prize exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. He has been a recipient of many awards and fellowships including the Vermont Studio center, Haystack mountain school of crafts, and Sculpture Space, in late 2022
NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers and creatives. They offer a variety of education and startup programs, as well as professional design, production, and placemaking services for whatever your fabrication needs.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR ART IN WOOD
The Center for Art in Wood is a museum of contemporary art, craft, and design in the material of wood. The Center presents the work of emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad and offers thought-provoking exhibitions, a permanent collection of over 1,100 objects and works of art, publications and documentation, events and workshops, and a library with over 26,000 artist files, books, and documents that span the history of craft. The Center also brings artists and researchers from around the world to Philadelphia every year to attend its unique Windgate Artist Residency Program.
If you have questions, please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at [email protected]