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About

Stone  •  Wood  •  Sculpture

I am motivated by a challenge.  I seek to produce art that represents a concept or triggers an emotion, but also requires technical abilities.  I am predominantly a reductionist. I start from a large block and work towards the finished piece.

Marble and wood are my preferred mediums not only because the materials themselves are naturally beautiful and characteristically ardent, but also because the processes of peeling wood shavings and chipping the perfect marble flakes are tactile and rewarding.

I have been carving as long as I can remember. On a family trip to Alaska at the age of 8 I was carving in the airport terminal. Growing up, a typical Friday night consisted of my family watching a movie and Vince crouched on the floor carving. Years after leaving high school I remember asking a former English teacher why he would let me carve in class. He said, “I figured you were paying attention.”

I paid enough attention to graduate from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Environmental Biology. In my last quarter, I accepted an internship that took me to Italy. Needless to say, I saw stone. I was impressed, inspired, and determined to work with the material. Before leaving Italy, I went to Pietrasanta or “holy stone.” I collected 100lbs of the white rock and carried it home in my backpack. After returning home, I sought employment in the environmental field and set out to create a human eye out of one of the marble blocks. In my spare time over six years, I worked on and off, etching and chipping away at the same piece of stone using similar hand tools as the ancient sculptors. Six years later I had finished the piece I call Window to the Soul.

I am a sculptor.

If you would like to know more about me or what I do, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.

Vince

                    

Curriculum vitae (CV)

Exhibits

2014

• Art on the Plaza, Riverfront Plaza, Sacramento CA, Oct. 2014

• DaVinci days, Ellis Gallery, Sacramento CA, Oct. 2014

• 20@20, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa CA, June 2014 – May 2015

• California Fine Art Exhibit, California State Fair, CA, July 2014 (Awards: Award of Excellence)

• Shelter, Artworks downtown, San Rafael CA, May 2014

• Oakwilde Ranch & Sculpture exhibition, Valley Springs CA, April 2014 (Awards: Peoples’ Choice for best sculpture)

2013

• Art on the Plaza, Riverfront Plaza, Sacramento CA, Oct. 2013
• Capital Artist Studio Tour, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento CA, Sept. 2013
• Annual Juried Members Show, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville CA, July 2013 (Awards: first prize)
Solo • Human Lineages, Steven Whyte Studio and Gallery, Carmel CA, May 2013
• Oakwilde Ranch & Sculpture exhibition, Valley Springs CA, April 2013
• Animal House, The Sacramento Fine Art Center, Sacramento CA, March 2013 (Awards: 3rd prize sculpture)
• Animal Attractions, The Temporary Contemporary, Sacramento CA, Feb. 2013
• Works in Stone, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA, Jan. 2013

2012

• Annual Juried Members Show, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville CA, July 2012
Solo • Origins: From where do we come?, Gallery 2110, Sacramento CA, May 2012
• Oakwilde Ranch & Sculpture exhibition, Valley Springs CA, March 2012 (Awards: 3rd prize, Peoples’ Choice; Judge (Scott Shields))
• Human Voices, Gallery 2110, Sacramento CA, March 2012

2011

• Oakwilde Ranch and Sculpture exhibition, Valley Springs CA, March 2011 (Award: Most innovative; Judge (David Middlebrook))