GROWING UP ASIAN IN AMERICA
MAY 6, 2015 – August 31, 2015
Stop by our Spiral Gallery for a collection of youth work presented by the Asian Pacific Fund.
For two decades, K-12 students have submitted tens of thousands of works of art, essays and videos sharing their perspective on what it’s like to grow up both Asian and American. In celebration of the generations, this collection of work tells the story about the artists’ family’s arrival in America and how that moment in their family’s history compares to their own experience.
This is the 20th anniversary of Growing Up Asian in America. The exhibit will be on display in our Spiral Gallery through August, 2015.
San Francisco-based artist Vincent Serritella was overwhelmed by the high end art market being treated as a commodity, making original art unaccessible to the average person. In response, Serritella launched Project 365, with the goal of creating and then giving away an original piece of artwork every single day for an entire year to the first person who asked for it via a comment on his Facebook page. Each original piece would be sent to the person that requested the work, wherever they were in the world, for free.
Serritella is now in the process of self-publishing a book about this experience with funds raised through a Kickstarter campaign, and he plans to donate all proceeds of the book to the Children’s Creativity Museum.
A collection of his 365 drawings will be on display and available for purchase in our Hall Gallery.
ABOUT VINCENT SERRITELLA
Vincent Serritella was born in Miami, Florida in 1975. He studied at both the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City where he received his Bachelors Degree in Fine Art.
His paintings have been collected nationally and internationally as well as exhibited in museums, galleries and cultural centers including Chateau L’Hospitalet in France, Nassau County Museum of Art in New York; The New Puppy Gallery and Bleicher Gallery in Los Angeles; Demossa Gallery in Laguna Beach, California; The Center for Fine Arts, Gables Museum, ArtSeen, CGAF, and The Audrey Love Gallery in Miami, Florida.
Recently, his work has been selected by Barbara O’Brien, Executive Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Dina Deitsch, Senior Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum for publication in Studio Visit magazine.
For more information about Vincent Serritella and Project 365, visit www.vincentserritella.com.