STUDIO-f Visiting Artist William Villalongo to Create Monoprints at UT

Published: Feb 18, 2013
The University of Tampa community as well as the public will have a unique opportunity to see renowned artist William Villalongo working on campus as he creates monoprints for UT’s STUDIO-f visiting artist program March 11-22.

An exhibition of paintings by Villalongo will be on view March 1-29, and his completed monoprints will be on view from March 11-22, all in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. The STUDIO-f open studio and gallery reception will be March 22 at 6 p.m. with an opportunity to meet the artist.

Villalongo creates allegorical paintings that meld iconic and vernacular references into complex, densely layered narratives. Using diverse materials and processes, Villalongo specializes in a kind of creative historical reconstitution focused on generating new associations between art, sociocultural experience and existential concerns.

Villalongo’s works create and reflect on subjective figurative space, drawing viewers in as voyeurs only to exclude them from an evocative world that is strangely familiar, somewhat devious and unquestionably seductive.

Born in 1975, Villalongo received his BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and Joan Mitchell Foundation. His work resides in several notable collections including The Studio Museum In Harlem, Princeton University Art Museum, The Weatherspoon Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

For more information, go to http://studiof.utarts.com or contact Dorothy Cowden, gallery director, at dcowden@ut.edu or (813) 253-6217.