Artists

United States of America

Michael Fusco
New Bodies

31.01.22 25.02.22

Michael Fusco is an American artist that works with painting, mural painting and drawing, and whose artistic experience comes from both academic and commercial training. He studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, after which he attended  the New York Academy of Art’s MFA program. While at NYAA, he specialized in anatomy, which allowed him to be featured in National Geographic while drawing cadavers at Drexel Medical School. At the Academy, he was also selected for a month-long Beijing artist residency in 2018. After completing his MFA, he took an exam to become a Union member of United Scenic Artists and began a new career as a scenic artist in TV and film, where he’s currently working as a scenic artist.

During his time at ´ace, Michael explored printmaking for the first time, translating his thoroughly detailed drawings to the plates through various different techniques. His project is specifically built upon the use of human figures, either from imagination or from figure drawing events. These forms are then abstracted or augmented in both realistic and fantastic ways that directly correlate to the new surroundings of his time at the residency. These figurative bodies blend traditional and non-traditional elements to act as a visual record of the specific ideas inspired by the residencies’ unfamiliar surroundings. Each drawing is reflective of an individual slice of the experience as a whole, encompassing and re-telling a new experience through the figure. The final result is a series of prints embellished with 2D and 3D elements that tell the story of the residency experience.

BIO
Michael Fusco
1987 | USA
Lives and works in Kingston, NY

EDUCATION
2019 | Summer Scenic Painting Seminar, Scenic Art Studios
2017-2018 | Master of Fine Arts, New York Academy of Art
2006-2010 | Bachelors of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
2009 | Product Design Exchange Program, Glasgow School of Art
2005 | Inner-Spark Summer Program, California Institute of the Arts

EXHIBITIONS
2020 | Hybrids III (solo show), Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie, NY
2020 | Dear Diary – LIC Arts Open, The Factory Gallery, Queens, NY
2019 | Hybrids II (solo show), Uptown Coffee, Kingston, NY
2019 | Einstein Square Permanent Mural, Southold, NY (solo show)
2019 | Members Exhibition – Small Works, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2023 Open Call #1
Residencies 2023
Deadline January 31st, 2023

 

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