A solo exhibit of Gianluca Giarrizo works has opened at Josephy Center in Joseph.
“We are very excited to have Gianluca’s work on display, said the center’s executive director Cheryl Coughlan. “It is rare to see someone at age 26 with this amount of talent. I think people will be receptive to his work.”
Giarrizo grew up in Powell, Wyo., and without realizing it at the time, was inspired by the example of his father, a professor and painter. Drawing was a part of his childhood, and it always seemed that Santa just had a surplus of sketchbooks.
He attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland and studied sculpture, mentoring under professor Mike Rathbun. Sculpture became something that captivated him right away. Towards the end of college, he studied drawing in After graduating, he spent the summer working at Coleco Foundry in Cody, Wyo., where he learned to take sculpture through the full bronze process.
He started a visual art program at The East Harlem School in New York, an independent private school for grades 4-8. He has spent the past few summers pursuing his own work at a studio space in Lostine, offered by Peter Ferré. His day-to-day life in art exists in his sketchbook.
The exhibit is set to run through Aug. 2, 2017.
To view more of his work visit gianlucagiarrizzo.com.