Steve giovinco

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Steve Giovinco, from "On the Edge of Somewhere"
Steve Giovinco, from "On the Edge of Somewhere"
Steve Giovinco, from "On the Edge of Somewhere"
Steve Giovinco, from "On the Edge of Somewhere"
Steve Giovinco, from "On the Edge of Somewhere"
Steve
giovinco
Artist's Statement

I photograph intimate and emotional relations between couples. The images are taken from daily life, and the subjects are myself and my wife. I focus on unguarded moments showing a couple eating, resting, talking, feeling bored, listless, being sexual, et cetera—living—to capture intimate psychological and emotional feelings between two people. Influences have been the films of Fassbinder and Ingmar Bergman and renaissance and Nineteenth Century painting. I see what is in front of me, feel an emotional and visceral connection, and capture this in photographs. Documenting how people live their lives, my photographs trace the poetry and lyricism of daily life.

These images are taken as if there was no camera--or photographer--in the room. As a result, we experience a couple’s life unfold, see their unguarded moments, and watch them just exist.

Bio/Resume

Earning an MFA from Yale University, I have been awarded fellowships to attend Yaddo artist residencies four times. Museums collecting my work include Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University, The Butler Institute of Art, The California Museum of Photography, Winnipeg Art Gallery and The Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida. Solo museum exhibitions include the California Museum of Photography, the Butler Institute of American Art, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, the VELAN Center, Torino, Italy, and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

My photographs have been in numerous several one person exhibitions as well as museum exhibitions with artists such as Jeff Wall. Besides more than a dozen group shows in New York, other gallery shows have been in Spain, Chicago, Miami.

Reviews have been published in Art in America, Tema Celeste and Zoom magazine and my work has appeared in the New York Times.