Kurt Piazza

Kurt Piazza

St. Petersburg , FL, United States

About Kurt Piazza

My artistic practice is varied: I create installations, large-scale paintings, digital images and video, incorporating elements of layering, and employing the principles of architecture in order to explore the emotive, memory, the seen and the unseen. In all my work, the main objective is to communicate the notion that time, space, color and memory can serve as visual “signifiers”, which help drive the visual narrative. Utilizing these elements, my aim is to draw the viewer in, and encourage contemplation of the image as not only an aesthetic object, but also the conceptual, as well as the materiality of the work. My recent paintings reference architectural systems and
spatiality, the seen and the unseen, and the covering up and revealing of shapes and forms. These elements are achieved through large brush work, the layering and arrangement of geometries that blur perspective, the heavy and intensive application of medium, and color that creates visual contrast and reveals the emotive.

Education

2004
B.A., Art
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Towards the Edge of the Visible
May 2013
Morean Arts Center
St. Petersburg, FL

COMPOSITE (SYSTEM) CONFIGURATION
June 2012
Gallery 221
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL

The Future Belongs to Ghosts
January 2011
Gallery 114
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL

Group Exhibitions

Ringling Underground
November 2015
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, FL

VISIBLE/INVISIBLE
March 2012
Tempus Projects
Tampa,