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Nick Brutto: Us

April 18 - 22, 2022

An MFA Thesis Exhibition

Artist Statement

This body of work examines topics in relation to three shared attributes of human nature: the mind, body, and soul. The experiences accumulated throughout life create an individual whose mind, body, and soul are unique. Careful examination of my own perspective allows me to address these ever-changing attributes in relation to concepts of connectivity, collaboration, and identity. Through the incorporation of collaborative pieces, this body of work also offers the viewer the opportunity to examine their own perspective and display it through participation. Encouraging the viewer to examine their own perspective as well as my own turns the conversation away from you and I towards Us.

About Nick Brutto 

Nick Brutto is an MFA candidate in Studio Art specializing in Ceramics and Printmaking. Prior to being admitted into this program, he received his BA in History and MAT in Art Education from the University of South Carolina. During college, he has worked and volunteered with a large number of programs in Columbia including 701 Center for Contemporary Art, ARC of Columbia, and Palmetto Center for the Arts. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the state in both juried and invitational exhibitions. As a graduate student, Nick has won awards for both Distinguished Service and Juried Student Exhibitions.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.