Johntimothy Pizzuto
My life as an artist is strongly influenced by my interest in vastly divergent fields of study and my life as an art educator. I recognize the curse and blessing in the choice to
follow this path of curiosity. For me it is the place of creative play, fraught with uncertainty, yet rich as a ripe pomegranate.

I am interested in the bombardment of mass media images upon the shaping of contemporary culture and its impact on the voice of the fine arts. Tension between high and low art, the decorative and the narrative, and the space between the boundaries of the handmade art object and the mass-produced, serve as vehicles to begin a new work. I approach printmaking through historical processes and contemporary approaches, as a tool to cross and blur boundaries. This is reflected in my working process, which leans towards experimentation, as it attempts be open to unknown possibilities. Images and text are gathered from art history, contemporary media sources, personal imagery and invention.

Layering of histories of information, surface, and image are aspects that remain constant throughout all my various bodies of work, as they become palimpsests of metaphor and meaning.

Johntimothy Pizzuto