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Published on June 13, 2022

AdrienneRose Gionta

AdrienneRose Gionta, The Pandemic Dream... postcards from the edge, 2022, video produced using virtual reality

AdrienneRose Gionta is a South Florida based multi-disciplinary artist from Brooklyn, NY. Solo exhibitions include ARG/ rīziNG/, Red Cube, Miami; Never Before Seen, Locust Projects, Miami; and Everything’s Coming Up AdrienneRoses, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami.

Her work has been featured in many group exhibitions at various institutions, including Immutation | Foreign Objekt | www.foreignobjekt.com; Oolite Arts, Miami;  Miami International Airport, Miami;  Imago Mundi Museum, Treviso; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; The Situation Room, Los Angeles; The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Spinello Projects, Miami; David Castillo Gallery, Miami; Locust Projects, Miami; Dimensions Variable, Miami; Mana Contemporary, Miami; Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood and Cornell Museum of Art, Palm Beach; among others.

Her works are in the permanent collection of The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami and the Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, as well as in several private collections.  Awards include the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists – one of the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States and the Betty Laird Perry Award, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami.

Gionta’s work has been reviewed in the Fat Studies, ARTnews, Artsy.net, the Wall Street Journal and artdaily.org. She earned an MFA in Time Based Media and Photography from FIU, Miami, and her BFA in Sculpture and a BA in Psychology at FAU in Boca Raton.

Artist Statement:

AdrienneRose Gionta self identifies as a Pop Culture Consigliere, VJ soothsayer, and Rose Whisperer. She is a Digital Ideation Butterfly, an Extended Reality Evangelist, an Internet of Things Svengali, and 50 Shades of Earl Grey.

"My work analyzes identity and cultural assumptions about fatness, beauty standards, embodiment, and fulfillment on and offline. I work with avatars to create inclusive environments inspired by my obsession with HGTV in both real and imagined worlds where fat-bodied women have it all. In doing this, I respond to limiting social standards imposed on me as a fat woman, from beliefs about acceptable norms within pop culture to personal fulfillment. Conversely, I use skinny avatars to learn what it’s like to live in a world where I’m "perfectly" shaped. The process of exploring these dualities gives me a better understanding of how body image mediates our relationship with pleasure."

"Entwined within my practice, I play with text and engage with Marketing and Color Psychology to brand images, symbols, words, and my name(s). Being the last in my lineage, and out of a fear of death, I approach my work as my only legacy. Consequently, I employ conditioning techniques designed to make viewers remember my name and to think of me when they see the color pink or smell roses."

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