Gianna Commito earned a BFA from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY and an MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. She paints with casein on marble dust or clay ground to reflect her interest in architecture, building materials, and by extension a continuing exploration of public versus private space and the development and collapse of the built environment. She has been invited to participate in numerous exhibitions across the country and is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York City, Abattoir in Cleveland, and Marrow Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been recognized in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Art Papers, ArtForum.com, Wallpaper, and Art in America. Commito has received two Ohio Arts Council grants, a Pollack Krasner grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artists, and the Wayne P. Lawson acquisition award from the Columbus Museum of Art. Her work was featured in the inaugural edition of the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art in Cleveland, OH, and is placed in prominent collections such as the Akron Art Museum, Columbus Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Progressive Art Collection.
Rachel Uffner Gallery