Mary Di Iorio

"In this work process, the biggest motivation is the transformation resulting from the firing of the clay, which solidifies the ceramic and shapes it in playful and thoughtful ways. Creation and boldness, crossings, contacts, and friction throughout the process fuel the desire to nullify the original function of the forms, creating new forms or another time for them. Thus, the works are animated and undergo several transformations. They should be displayed in a loop and with louder sound, as the sound definitively confirms their movements. The development process of these animations aims to reframe and transcribe their forms, providing a new perspective at each moment of the work."

Untitled - Mixed media, varied dimensions - €210,000

Mary Di Iorio is a distinguished visual artist, researcher, and educator specializing in the History of Art and Architecture in Brazil. Her career began with her first solo exhibition at Salão Jovem do Minas Tênis Clube in Belo Horizonte, and she has since participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions. Notable recent exhibitions include the ArtExpo New York in March-April 2023, Basel 2.0 with ARTBOX PROJECTS in June 2023, Grimandi Art Gallery in New York in September 2023, Miami4.0 in December 2023, and Best of 2023 in the ARTWORLD in December 2023 at Art2024.NYC. Internationally, she has exhibited at PALMA 1.0 at Casa Del Palma, Palma de Mayorca from October 24 to November 5, 2023.

Her most significant solo exhibitions have been hosted by Brazil's top museums, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 2001, São Paulo Art Museum (MASP) in 1991, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro in 1991, Belo Horizonte Museum of Modern Art in 1992, Museu do Açude in 1996, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia in 1982, and the Rio Grande do Sul Art Museum in Porto Alegre in 1982.

In addition to her artistic practice, Mary has contributed extensively to academic development in the arts. In 1972, she played a pivotal role in establishing the Faculty of Arts at the Federal University of Uberlândia, where she developed courses, taught, and served as the head of the department. She furthered her education in 1978 with a course at the Academia Belli Arti “Pietro Vannucci” in Italy, where she also documented her experiences teaching ceramics.

Mary is an active speaker in Brazil and internationally, and she has numerous publications to her credit, including books, catalogs, and articles in magazines and newspapers. Her published works include "Ceramic Art in Teaching" (1st edition in 1981 and 2nd edition in 1984), a monograph titled "MARY DI IORIO" with a preface by Pietro Maria Bardi published in 1991, and "Ceramics in Brazil: Bibliographic Systematization" in 2014.

Mary Di Iorio maintains an online presence with her websites: marydiiorio.wordpress.com, www.marydiiorio.com.br, and www.marydiiorio.com.br/new among others.

Untitled - Mixed media, varied dimensions - €210,000
Untitled - Mixed media, varied dimensions - €210,000
Untitled - Mixed media, varied dimensions - €210,000
Untitled - Mixed media, varied dimensions - €210,000
While ceramics in process - mixed media + animation + sound - 90cm height x 40cm diameter - ¢ 50000
While ceramics in process - mixed media + animation + sound - 90cm height x 40cm diameter - ¢ 50000
While ceramics in process - mixed media + animation + sound - 90cm height x 40cm diameter - ¢ 50000
While ceramics in process - mixed media + animation + sound - 90cm height x 40cm diameter - ¢ 50000
While ceramics in process - mixed media + animation + sound - 90cm height x 40cm diameter - ¢ 50000

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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