Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall 2016 Rodrigo Pecci
São Paulo, Brazil
Residency awarded through partnership with May Gallery
Rodrigo Pecci was born in Porto Alegre in 1976. For ten years he served as a coach and professor of printmaking at “Museu do trabalho” in Porto Alegre, working with artists such as Maria Tomaselli, Eduardo Haesbaert and Wilson Cavalcanti. He participated in several exhibitions and shows in Rio Grande do Sul, including “Olhar Intimista”, the “Diálogos” exhibition in 2004, which took place simultaneously in Porto Alegre, in the Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana, and Quilicura, Chile. Pecci won the Prêmio Açorianos for visual arts for his printmaking work in 2008. He illustrated two books of the writer Altair Martins, “A Parede no Escuro” (2009) and “Enquanto Água” (2011), and furthermore launched in 2010 a book of drawings which was the 2nd volume of the coleção Gafanhoto series. He moved to São Paulo in 2011, and in 2012 he participated as a guest artist at Logo Gallery’s collection with the exhibition “Lista”. Pecci was one of the artists at the collective “As Margens do Centro” at Estúdio Lâmina, where he also had a solo exhibition in 2011 titled “Desajustados ... Nômades ... Andarilhos ... ”. He has additionally taught as a professor of printmaking at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake and Centro Cultural Carlos Oswald.
Velha casa, 2016, oil on paper, 70 x 60 cm
mail box, 2016, wood, tin and travel souvenirs, 16 x 14 cm
9th ward, 2016, wood, tin and travel souvenirs, 20 x 30 cm
a casa da esquina, 2016, wood, oil on tin, 40 x 20 cm
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