Guest Lecture: Gianluca Giarrizzo – ‘Direct Stone Carving: From Drawing to Sculpture’
During this informative lecture, Gianluca Giarrizzo will provide insight into figurative stone carving through his work, various artists, and processes throughout history. He will discuss how drawing impacts his work, his preferred methods of direct carving, and the tools used when creating stone sculpture.
Gianluca Giarrizzo is a figurative sculptor and draughtsman. His mediums are primarily marble, along with bronze casting, pen and ink, and graphite drawings. He received his BA in Studio Art from Lewis and Clark College and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in Sculpture and Anatomy. Additionally, he has spent time in Italy studying stone carving and drawing.
Giarrizzo has lectured and taught drawing and sculpture at various institutions, including The East Harlem School, Fleisher Art Memorial, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, and The Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum. Currently, he teaches stone carving at the New York Academy of Art and drawing/sculpture at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Giarrizzo is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and has received various awards and residencies, including the New York Academy of Art and ABC Stone’s Merit Award Scholarship for a Stone Carving Residency (Carrara, Italy), the Bill and Sharon Jacob Award for Outstanding Ability in Sculpture (Carrara, Italy), Gallery Demonstrator at the Whitney Western Art Museum, and the Sculpture Scholar Award by the New York Academy of Art. Giarrizzo’s work is included in private collections and has been exhibited in auctions, galleries, and museum shows across the US.