Justin Mastrangelo

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Artist Statement

As an inter-disciplinary creator, I integrate my work as a community-based artist, designer, and printmaker, with a creative process focused on images and language that express a collective beauty and collective experience. My work explores a curiosity for imagery and language as it begins to evolve and decay with the development of a digital society immersed in mass production and mass communication. I share my work and perspective by engaging others with creative experiences and the creative process.

My search is one that engages communities through a creative process and offers a realization of their potential as creative beings capable of fostering change. My creative journey is one that empowers communities with the creative process to expresses their individuality, valued perspectives, and personal experiences through the making and sharing of artwork.

“SEARCH : CREATE : SHARE”

Biography

Justin Mastrangelo is an artist, art educator, designer, and printmaker raised in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Justin earned his BFA and MA from the State University of New York at Oswego. He was a recipient of an Emerging Artist Residency at Salem Art Works where he worked in collaboration with members of their arts community to share his passion of printmaking, design, and inter-disciplinary art, and community-based artwork. Justin has previously worked as a commercial graphic designer and industrial silkscreen printmaker. In addition to being a Local Artist-In-Residence, Justin is currently an Adjunct Professor of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego and Cayuga Community College.

For more information, see Justin’s website here.