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Artist ID: 2208

My multi-disciplinary work references vernacular storytelling through layered pieces exploring the problems of nostalgia and the poetics and perils of place. A dual citizen, I foreground my Sicilian landscape as I focus on narratives that explore duality, ambivalence, tension and contradiction stemming from my complex lived experiences of being between cultures. I favor multi-layered, mediated scenes that invite both furtive and explicit looking, whose mystery lies in the obfuscation of location, time and meaning through work that relies heavily on process, workmanship, and decoration.

Serena Perrone is an artist based between the United States and Italy, currently residing in Tusa, Sicily. She holds an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and is the Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Tenure-Track at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her work is included in numerous permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is a Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient, and was nominated for a Pew Fellowship in Philadelphia in 2017. A dual citizen, outside of the academic year she resides in Italy, where she is the Founder and Director of Officina Stamperia del Notaio, an international artists' residency program and printmaking/photography studio in Sicily. She is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects.

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