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Gerry Stecca

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Tree Wrap V, March 2013 Wood Clothespins and Wire...and a Big Tree. 24' High by 45" in Circumference.
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Tree Wrap IV at TSKW.org, 2012-2013 Wood Clothespins and Wire...and a Big Tree. 24' High by 30" in Circumference.
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Kiah Hall installation at SCAD Museum of Art, Dec 2012. Permanent Collection. Wood Clothespins, Wire and Painted Conduit 36' X 5' X 10"
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The Hive at SCAD Installation 2012, Sept 2012. Permanent Collection Wood Clothespins, Wire and Painted Conduit 65' X 5' X 10"
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Miami International Airport Installation, 2012 Wood Clothespins, Wire and Painted Conduit 20' X 9' X 4'
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Miami Vine 2014, Spring 2014 Wooden Clothespins, Galvanized Wire and Conduit 16' X 4' X 4'
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Mermaid Tails II, Spring 2014 Wooden Clothespins and Galvanized Wire 12' X 6' X 4'
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Tree Wrap VI, Spring 2013 Wooden Clothespins, Galvanized Wire on Trees Variable
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Miami
Works in
Miami and Seattle
Schools
University of California, San Diego, 1987, Visual Arts, Studio.
Savannah College of Art and Design
Tags
installation, surrealism, abstract, figurative, sculpture
Ft Smith Regional Museum of Art

Gerry Stecca was raised in a scientifically oriented environment; however, the artist gene runs strong in the family eventually trumping his earlier academic interests.

A distracted yet ever curious teen, his first significant art experience involved drawings of the human figure that earned him a legendary three days suspension from high school, institutionally remembered to this date. Soon after moving to the United States with his family, formal art training began at San Diego Mesa College 1983-86 (CA) while seeking a degree in Biology. He later earned a B.A. in Visual Arts with a minor is Sciences from the University of California, San Diego in 1987. Presently, Stecca  is an M.F.A. candidate at the Savannah College of Art & Design (2014).

Stecca has collaborated as a freelancer with the creative side of various industries, mainly Retail and Hospitality, working closely with designers and architects in the US, the Caribbean, Canada and Spain. The added experiences gained by painting murals, treating space and improvising lead to his current work in sculpture and paintings,  also fueled by personal life events and his observation of nature.

 Stecca has exhibited  with Jacob Karpio and Silvana Facchini Gallery, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Hollywood Art Center, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale and  FIU's Frost Museum of Art amongst others. Stecca has also exhibited at Art Basel( Switzerland), Miami International Art Fair, Arts for a Better World and  Overture Art Fairs.  His work can be found in private, corporate and  public permanent collections such as the Courtauld’s East Wing (London, UK), University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor (MA), Fort Smith Museum of Art (AR), Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (WA), Everett Community College (WA), Savannah College of Art and Design (GA), etc.

Stecca  resides and works in Miami (Fl).  After having maintained studios in Wynwood for 7 years he is currently an Artist in Residency at the Deering Estate at Cutler in the southern coastal area of Miami Dade County.

 

Miami, Fl  2014