Sissy Pizzollo

Country: USA

Title:  Famulorum et Famularumque (Hand Maidens and Servants)

Medium: Formed linen-paper, dyed

Size: 37" x 32" x 27"

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Pizzollo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and educated in a convent school. Though the sisters were marvelous, the oppression they lived under was passed on, overshadowing each day. Pizzollo was fascinated by the black figures gliding down the halls, the hushed murmer of the rosary being said, the chanting, and the secret of the cells. The experience stayed with her and she felt impelled to re-create it almost forty years later with an installation of sculptures, one of which is shown here.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Absence of Influence Installation, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1993-'94; Book Series, Old City Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, 1992; Incurruptibles, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, 1990; Blankets & Coverings, Pavilion Gallery, Mt. Holly, Pennsylvania, 1989; Erotica, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, 1987; Famularum Installation, Muse Gallery, Pennsylvania, 1985; Wood Woods, James River Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 1981; and Boxes Inner Space, Gray-Bar Gallery, Philadelphia, 1980.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Unique Books, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, 1994; Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1993; Radford University, Radford, Virginia, 1992; Studio Gallery, Washington, DC, 1992; Mythology/Ms-Ology, Lawerence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 1991; Open Space, Open Space Gallery, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1991; Oriel Gallery, Mold Clwyd, North Wales, UK, 1991; Crrumbran Gallery, South Wales, UK, 1991; Soviet Exchange, TAWA, Trenton, New Jersey, 1990; Gallery 10, Washington, DC, 1990; and Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California, 1990.
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