From MFA – Visual Art

Graduate Student Biennial 2019

The Clay Studio
137-139 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Currently on display from:

May 31, 2019-July 14, 2019

 

Timelapse of my installation at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. USA

for The Graduate Student Biennial Exhibition 2019.

The Clay Studio | Graduate Student Biennial 2019

Ciro Di Ruocco

 

 

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Medium & Materials:
Porcelain, hand blown glass, LED light

Measurements:
15" x 7" x 31"

Date:
2019

Description:
I was deeply moved by “how understanding our past informs our present and, more importantly, our future.” As I researched Whitman’s work, I loved seeing how he celebrated everyone; even the “The opium-eater reclines with rigid head and just-open’d lips” from his poem “Song of Myself.” This poem is often used in the recovery community to teach addicts/alcoholics that they need to forgive and love themselves. I also identified with his ability to be of service to others in an advocacy capacity. “You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.” I reach global audiences through contemporary activist art that touches people’s emotions and gives a voice to those who are most vulnerable. I believe graduate studies are reserved for people who aspire to change the world, and this is what I am doing.

 

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Listener’s Choice Part B | Picks From The First 500 Episodes | Episode 500B

 

Paul Blais:

I went to the mic and asked for the listeners to send me their top picks from the first 500 episodes and what part of the episodes really made and impact. For some of the people who wrote in I was able to call them and have a short conversation, and for others I read their email. Either way, this episode is dear to my heart. I hope you enjoy it.

Ciro: I will reflect on this later… Right now I’m off to demo for my friends at The Mud Studio

The Mud Studio

961 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602

http://www.themudstudio.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Potters Cast | Mentorship | Ciro Di Ruocco | Episode 490

It was a very special honor to be a guest on The Potters Cast with my mentor Paul Blais.. talking about mentorship.

Ciro Di Ruocco is an emerging visual artist/curator, splitting his time between studios in Nanaimo, BC, Canada and his hometown of Duxbury, Vermont. Ciro’s work in ceramics is complimented by an affinity for printmaking and surface/ texture design. Ciro combines a utilitarian sensibility with a contemporary street art aesthetic, fusing his own imagery to create works that are inspired by our daily lives. Ciro is currently an MFA candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

North By Northwest – CBC radio Interview

 

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/north-by-northwest/episode/15572493

I would like to extend a warm thank you to Sheryl McKay and producer Matthew Parsons for having me on the show.