Enrico Giordano

"My work focuses on autobiographical images from my past."

 Blue Torso   52" x 72" acrylics, charcoal, oil on canvas

Blue Torso

52" x 72" acrylics, charcoal, oil on canvas

 Twenty Five Days   42" x 55" digital photos, charcoal, pastel on paper (SOLD)

Twenty Five Days

42" x 55" digital photos, charcoal, pastel on paper (SOLD)

 Untitled      50" x 69" acrylics, oils, montage, wax on canvas

Untitled

 50" x 69" acrylics, oils, montage, wax on canvas

 Project for...    55" x 65" acrylics, charcoal, oils, oil sticks on canvas

Project for... 

55" x 65" acrylics, charcoal, oils, oil sticks on canvas

 Enter Here   50" x 69" acrylics, charcoal, montage, pencil on canvas

Enter Here

50" x 69" acrylics, charcoal, montage, pencil on canvas

 Black Torso   4' x 6' mixed media

Black Torso

4' x 6' mixed media

 Torso 3: Conjurer    4' x 6' oils, acrylics, pencil, wax, montage on canvas, 2007    

Torso 3: Conjurer

4' x 6' oils, acrylics, pencil, wax, montage on canvas, 2007

 

 
 

Artist Statement

My work focuses on autobiographical images from my past, such as a hat--
my father and grandfather were milliners; a mannequin torso-- dressed
with shirts, ties, etc. when the hat shop became a haberdashery; a wine
press, wine was made in our Brooklyn cellar, the press was imposing and iconic; or a crucifix--my mother was a devout catholic and I was an alter boy.
I find these images and experiences to be powerful metaphors for the
creative process, since they share three essential elements: transformation, 
alchemy and ritual. They resonate in my consciousness and echo, like true archetypes, in the natural and urban environments around me. They become central to my work as they transform into anthropomorphic or more ambiguous shapes and forms. Mythic, spiritual, and anthropological references reoccur. These "subjects" are often depicted within loosely defined architectural forms.

Artist Resume / Curriculum Vitae

1979-present
The College of Mount Saint Vincent, Fine Arts Department, Riverdale, New York

Administration
Chair, Fine Arts Department 2000-present
Founder and Director, Hudson River Arts and Design Center 1996-present
Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Religious Studies, Philosophy 1993-98
Chair, Fine Arts Department 1992-97

Teaching
Associate Professor: Fine Arts Core Curriculum, Senior Seminar, Topics in Studio, Painting, Foundations of Design, Drawing, Art History: Current Trends, Modern Art, Art of Native Cultures, Baroque