Curriculum Vitae

Los Angeles / São Paulo

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Education

2012 – 16        BFA with Honors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (December 2016)

2009 – 10      School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Honors / Scholarships / Residencies

2017                Artist Stipend, Gift of Diana Zlotnick, Studio City, CA

2016                Quasi Grant, Art Center College of Design

                        Morse Avenue Artist Residency, Studio City, CA (May 12 - August 21)

2014 – 16         Illustration Department­ Continuing Scholarship, Art Center College of Design      

2012 – 15          Dean’s List (GPA above 3.8), Art Center College of Design

2012                 Merit Scholarship, Art Center College of Design

                         ASGCC Visual Arts Scholarship, Glendale Community College, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2018               Giovanna Pizzoferrato, MECAIntro, Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil

2017                Drive By, The Slow Down Gallery: Random Custom Framing, Los Angeles, CA

2016                Dog Days, Morse Avenue Residency, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2015                Throttle, Studio 224, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

                        Boxes, Student Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

2014                Leda and the Goddamn Swan, Deicide of Zeus via Temporary Mural, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 

Group Exhibitions

2018                Convergent Narratives, Rockford University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL (upcoming, Oct. 26)

                        Xapa Xana "High Pussy", Junior High, Los Angeles, CA

                       MECAintro Permanent Collection Exhibition, Casa Tegra, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

She Paints Open Studio, MAIDEN LA, Los Angeles, CA

YAR(D)T SALE, Fundraiser & Silent Auction to help Addison with his stolen van, Burbank, CA

2017                El Futuro / The Future, Yo Soy Art Center, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

                        Guilty Pleasures, Senior Projects, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA      

                        Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes Group Show, Other Books, Los Angeles, CA

                        Make Yourself at Home, Artist-run Apartment Group Art Show, Pasadena, CA

                        Clear Gaze, Fine Art Society, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

                        McGroarty Artists Show, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA

2016                Make Art Gr8 Again, Fine Art Society, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

                        Car Classic: Built by Hand, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

                        De-Special, IKO Studios, Los Angeles, CA 

                        Defining Your Porn, Fine Art Society, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

                        Niemeyer em Sampa Da Arte Concreta, Des/apê de Rita Mourão: Ed. Copan, São Paulo, SP

                        Fine Art Society Collective Exhibition, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA (Participation from abroad in São Paulo)

2015                Post-It Show 11, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

                        3rd Annual Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, CA

                        Fine Art Society Group Show, Student Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

                        Frolov Contemporary Miniature Gallery, Studio Hallway, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2014                Post-It Show 10, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

                        2nd Annual Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, CA

                        From Her: An Exhibition by Women about Women, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, Los Angeles, CA 

2012 – 15         Student Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2012                Visual Arts Scholarship Recipients Exhibition, Glendale Community College, CA

Exhibitions Curated

2018 XAPA XANA “High Pussy”, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA (in collaboration with Debora Mello)

2016                Scary Good Show, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (In collaboration with Billy Frolov) 

Collections

2018       Private Collection of Diana Zlotnick          

MECAintro Coleçao Permanente, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2017                 Des/Apê de Rita Mourão Barbosa: Ed. Copan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2014                 Private Mural, The Zaidman Family, Studio City, CA

Lectures

2017                 Presentation/Lecture, accompanying the publication launch of Graphite Journal Issue VII: Manual, UCLA Hammer Student Association, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, June 9.

Bibliography / Publications

2018               XAPA XANA, Edition #28: Supernova. Illustrations and Design for Artist Book / User Guide for stimulating cannabis vaginal lubricant, September 29, 2018.

Lucas Pexão, "Giovanna Pizzoferrato", MECAJournal 22, (Julho e Agosto, 2018): 11.   

                      Paula Hutchings, “Walter Benjamin: à Paris & Allieurs”, Production & Book Design for Artist Book in collaboration with the Artist, Éditions Errantes / Errantes Edições, Ed. of 50 (February 2018). 

2017              Graphite Journal, Issue VII: Manual, reproductions of artwork and artist bio, June 9, 2017. 

2016              Illustrations accompanying “A History of Tomatoes”, words by Jessie Nicely, Compound Butter, no. 5 (Fall 2016): 54 – 9.  

2016              Camila Montagner, “Desapê é residência artística, galeria e moradia no Copan,” Outra Cidade, publication date: May 24, 2016.

         

Collaborative Projects

2017                 Toot Toot Beep Beep for A Night on Broadway, The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (installation in collaboration with Fresh Fruit Squad)

2015                  Puppet Tent, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (installation in collaboration with Billy Frolov)

                          Unscheduled Poetry, Art Center College of Design (Institutional monitors’ academic schedule replaced with poetry. In collaboration with Victor Artiga)

Public Projects / Commissions

2017                  Rock Art (Cairns), Electrical Box Painting, STNC and City of Los Angeles, Sunland, CA

2015                  Cover Art for Water EP, Digital album by Andris Mattson AKA Wildflower, Bandcamp, Release date: May 28, 2015.

                           <https://wildflowermusik.bandcamp.com/releases>