Artist Barbara De Pirro presents a new storefronts installation in Bellevue, WA

Shunpike is very pleased to announce that Barbara De Pirro is presenting a new Storefronts installations at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. 

September 1, 2015 – January 11, 2016

11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA

Barbara De Pirro

Metamorphosis

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Barbara De Pirro, Metamorphosis

Artist Statement:

Barbara De Pirro’s observations of nature have triggered a profound admiration for its brilliance and resilience while at the same time a deep concern for its fragility and vulnerability.  She creates biomorphic, mixed media sculptural forms and installations.

 

With each project she strives to create a sense of wonder and amazement; enticing the viewer to not only look closely at the detail and form, but to turn that vision outwards into the natural world.  In this process of truly ‘seeing’, she hopes to nurture a sense of appreciation, an understanding of that interconnection and encourage a protection of what is most precious.

 

De Pirro’s artwork has been commissioned and exhibited nationally, is also included in many private and corporate collections.  Her installations have been featured at various Museums, Sculpture Parks, Biennials, Art Centers, Galleries and Public Spaces.  Additionally De Pirro’s artwork has been published in multiple articles, publications and books.

Artist Bio:

Growing up in a family of artists, craftsman, designers, De Pirro’s artistic gift was recognized and nurtured at a very early age.  She was exposed to a range of media, giving her a broad and varied palette in which to pull from.  In tangent with her art, she worked in various design fields for over 20 years, this proved to be invaluable, giving her an insight that would translate into her current art world.

Having lived mostly in urban settings between Los Angeles, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle, De Pirro currently resides in Washington, in a beautiful rural setting, perched on the edge of the Puget Sound, where she lives closely with nature.

De Pirro has received multiple commissions and grants, exhibited her artwork both nationally and internationally and is also included in many private and corporate collections.   Additionally her artwork and techniques have been published in numerous articles, publications and books.

De Pirro’s artwork has been commissioned and exhibited nationally, is also included in many private and corporate collections.  Her installations have been featured at various Museums, Sculpture Parks, Biennials, Art Centers, Galleries and Public Spaces.  Additionally De Pirro’s artwork has been published in multiple articles, publications and books.

Sponsored by the City of Bellevue and Meydenbauer Center.

         

About Shunpike:

Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Shunpike is a non-profit organization that provides independent, Washington-based artists with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.  Shunpike’s fiscal sponsorship services and capacity-building initiatives strengthen the independent arts sector and its Storefronts program activates neighborhoods and streets by matching artists with vacant retail space.www.shunpike.org.

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Activating neighborhoods and overlooked spaces by filling vacant urban spaces with art installations, pop-up boutiques, galleries, and community groups since 2010.
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