Louis Marinaro drawing exhibition opens in the SACI Gallery: July 4, 2014 at 6pm

Drawing on paper by Louis Marinaro

Drawing on paper by Louis Marinaro

LOUIS MARINARO: Drawings on Paper

July 4-31, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, July 4 at 6pm

Exhibition of drawings by Louis Marinaro, Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design of the University of Michigan.

Louis Marinaro is a contemporary figurative sculptor who lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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. He offers a perception of the world in which we live that embodies the complexity of our life experiences.

Marinaro was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.F.A. in 1973 from the Philadelphia College of Art, and 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, and his work is represented in both public and private collections.

Drawing on paper by Louis Marinaro

Drawing on paper by Louis Marinaro

In addition to his work as a sculptor, Marinaro 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.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

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SACI Gallery
Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Via Sant’Antonino, 11, Florence – ITALY
T 055 289 948

Open Monday – Friday, 9am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm-7pm
Closed Sunday, July 6
Admission is free


About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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