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Jacin Giordano

I am interested in unraveling the romanticism and mythology that surrounds the history of painting, specifically “the old trope of the painter in his studio, agonizing in silence, waiting for a flash of inspiration--that stroke of genius that will provide the next excuse to pour his guts out on the canvas.” In order to counter this stereotype, my painting process is purposely laborious. I covet a kind of blue-collar work ethic when it comes to my studio practice. My works are experiments that test the limits and boundaries of what a painting might be. As such they are not tethered to a specific visual aesthetic, however, there are specific materials that link my separate bodies of work together. I combine textiles, like yarn and afghan blankets with wood, sticks, glitter and acrylic paint. Most of these materials are lifted from the world of craft typically associated with folk art and historically feminine practices such as quilting and crocheting. The painted pours and spills, I combine with abstract conventions like the shaped canvas, the monochrome and the painted drip, which come from the historically male dominated world of capital "A" Art. The more feminine materials are meant to represent the Dionysian ideals of spontaneity and chaos, while the masculine elements are meant to represent Apollonian ideals like rationality, reason and certainty. I’m not interested in choosing one side over another, but rather in drawing attention to a time when the two intersect.

Jacin Giordano was born in 1978 in Stamford, Connecticut. He currently lives and works in Easthampton, Massachusetts. He graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1999 with a BFA in painting. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Hong Kong and France. Recent exhibitions at public institutions include Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Harn Museum, Gainesville, FL; The Frost Museum at FIU, Miami, FL. Giordano was a 2006 recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant for Visual Art. His work is included in the West Collection, Oaks, PA; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; The Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Miami, FL and Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.

Solo Exhibitions 2013 That unicorn is probably going to die, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France 2012 Wound, Bound, Tied and Knotted, Locust Projects (project room), Miami, FL 2011 Damage, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France 2010 …Years Later, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL 2009 Blanket, Galerie Baumet-Sultana, Paris, France (catalogue) 2008 Volta NY, Galerie Baumet-Sultana, New York, NY 2007 People, Places, and Things, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL Leger Comme l’air, Galerie Baumet-Sultana, Paris, France 2004 The Rainbow’s End and All of the Plastic in Between, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL 2003 Tinseled Reality, Fredric Snitzer Gallery Miami, FL Group Exhibitions 2013 Artissima, Galerie Sultana, Torino, Italy deCordova Biennial (curated by Lexi Lee Sullivan), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA Raw Material, Puebla 124, Mexico City, Mexico 2012 Persistence of Memories: Selections from the Mosquera Collection, Broward College’s New Gallery, Davie, FL Restless: Recent Acquisitions, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Harn Museum, Gainesville, FL 2011 Vanishing Points, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL Summer Blues, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL Paramount Reality, Latned Atsar, Los Angeles, CA A&V 2011, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL Zona MacoFair, Mexico City, Mexico 2010 New Work Miami 2010, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL Chansons de Geste, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France Move, Galerie Baumet-Sultana, Paris, France Zona MacoFair, Mexico City, Mexico