Bruno Fazzolari

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Bruno Fazzolari is an interdisciplinary artist and critic.  His practice investigates the uncertainties of perception and representation and explores viewer expectations of referentiality, cultural associations, symbol and space.  His current practice is focused on abstract painting, scent-based work and photography.  He has also worked extensively in photorealist painting, trompe l'oeil sculpture, sound art and performance. He was  born in Mexico City and raised in a bi-cultural and bi-lingual home in Tucson, Arizona.

Fazzolari is represented by Jancar Jones Gallery(LA), and has shown with Feature, Inc. (NY) and Debs & Co.(NY), Gallery Paule Anglim (SF), and Michael Kohn Gallery (LA).  He has been included in shows at the M.H. de Young Museum and the Katonah Museum of Art. His work has received attention in Artforum, Art in America, Art Papers, the New Yorker, the San Francisco Chronicle, Artweek and the New York Times. 

His critical essays, interviews and reviews have been published in local, national and international publications including Art in America and Art Practical.  He is currently working on a series of conversations with artists including Vincent Fecteau, poet and critic Bill Berkson as well film-maker, and Dean Smith.

Fazzolari earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 after graduating from U.C. Berkeley in Comparative Literature where he focused on critical studies, French and Ancient Greek.  His honors thesis addressed representations of subjectivity in film and literature.

BA, University of California, Berkeley; MFA, San Francisco Art Institute