Artist of the month
Storrs - posted Jan, 18 2013
STORRS- Rough Edges Arts Productions (REAP), Greater Hartford’s newest and most exciting arts venture, presents January's artist of the month, UConn Emeritus Professor of Printmaking, Gus Mazzocca. Each month, REAP will virtually reautred a different new and emerging artist. Gus Mazzocca taught printmaking at the University of Connecticut for 40 years. A retrospective of his work will take place at the Contemporary Art Galleries at UConn, Sorrs with an opening reception and roast at 5 p.m. on Jan. 28. Gus Mazzocca was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He received an M.F.A. degree in Painting/Printmaking from The Rhode Island School of Design, a B.F.A. degree in Painting, and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. He has been awarded a Doctor of Arts (honoris causa) from the Akademi Sztuk Pieknych w Krakowie (The Art Academy of Krakow) His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums in Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, and the United States. He has been teaching at the University of Connecticut since 1970.