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Victor Signore
MFA 2005

e-mail: vctrsgnr@netscape.net

untitled,cast glycerin broom and ashes © 2005

untitled, cast glycerin broom and ashes © 2005
untitled,cast glycerin broom and ashes © 2005

Rose gives honey to the bee, cast salt shadow boxes, glass jars, honey, rose pedals and bee © 2003

mortificatio(a psychological death) detail/installation, cast salt table,iron filings and iron oxide © 2005

Artist Statement

In an attempt to understand the inherent motives and desires of the “human condition” and the increasing disconnection between science/spirituality, humans/nature, mind/body, and real/false experiences of reality; I come to realize these inquiries through a variety of mediums including sculpture, video, sound and installation. Through the sensory experience of space, materials, objects and sound, I hope to create a sense of liminality and transcendence to challenge the way one perceives reality (life, death, nature, etc.), and to question the possible ways of knowing or attaining knowledge other than through language.
The use of non-traditional, and as of recent, natural materials such as glycerin, salt, beeswax, honey, lead and iron employ a corporeal and sensory response that is immediate in both personal and collective experience and memory. The reference of alchemical symbolism, with its rich, encoded and seemingly nonsensical layers of meaning are used as a vehicle to further the conversation through metaphor and allegory rather than through rational thought.

CV Summary

410 Old Montague Road Apt. 8
Amherst, MA. 01002
(413) 549 9248
e-mail: vctrsgnr@netscape.net

Education:

M.F.A. 2005 Sculpture, University of Massachusetts

B.F.A. 2000 Photography, University of Connecticut

Area(s) of Specialization: Sculpture, Installation Art, Photography

Professional Experience:
Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts
Foundations Program, Fall 2002, Fall 2004 and Spring 2005:
Introduction to Photography, (instructor of record)
Summer 2003, Fall 2003 and Spring 2004 Wood ShopTechnician

Awards:

2000 Julia Ashe Award University of Connecticut Fine Arts Scholarship Show

2000 BFA Senior Exhibition, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

1999 Majorie and Marion Case Award University of Connecticut Fine Arts Scholarship Show

1996 Excellence in Art Award University of Connecticut at Stamford

Exhibition Record:

2005 Weight of Consciousness: *MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

2004 Small Works Exhibition, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA.

Homegrown, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Midway Show, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

2003 Perspectives, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.




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