Tony Stanzione

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Tony Stanzione
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

  Biography   Tony Stanzione is the owner of Stanzione Studio LLC based in Brooklyn New York. The company specializes in highly crafted architectural design, fabrications, and installations for interior residential and commercial spaces. Tony received his master of fine arts at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred New York, and his Bachelor of Arts degree at Metropolitan State College, Denver CO.  Tony has been awarded the Pollack Krasner Visual Arts Grant, Artist in Residences at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Socrates Sculpture Park, and The Sculpture Space. He has lived in Brooklyn NY for 20 years, maintaining an artist studio and fabrication shop.  He has shown his art work at Exit Art (NYC), Black and White Gallery (Brooklyn), The Art Yard (Denver), Decordoba Museum (Lincoln MA), the Long Island Children’s Museum, and most recently at Proteus Gowanus (Brooklyn). Tony is a member of The Fixers Collective (Brooklyn). The Collective, which has been in existence since 2009, is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. Fixers aims to promote material and craft literacy by helping attendants repair their broken objects as an alternative to the discarding them and/or purchasing new ones.          

ARTIST STATEMENT

   I enjoy the act of building. Much of my time is spent building and rebuilding residences. This utilitarian work has deeply informed my artistic practice. I build "product" by assembling manufactured parts and pieces combined with fabricated parts and pieces. This process forces me to encounter the manufactured environment in which I live. Casting ice pillows is an example of these influences. (concrete, glass, shipping pallets, metal bed frames, pencils, doors, flotsam, river rocks and ice pillows.) 

TONY STANZIONE

b. 1958, odessa, texas
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION
  • 1988Alfred University, MFA
  • 1983Metropolitan State University of Denver, BFA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Containment, Proteous Gowanous, Brooklyn, NY
AWARDS
  • 2013NYC makers fair blue ribbon, fixers collective
RESIDENCIES
  • 1999sculpture space, Utica, NY
  • 1991experimental glass workshop
123 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215