Saturday, August 19, 2006

Jim Pustorino: Pittsburgh Alumni

Jim Pustorino

The Universechild Series is an extravagant comic-book narrative concerning a creation-entity in outer space- The ongoing series of drawings allows me to freely mix abstract, figurative and text images and play with narrative space. The full series to date can be found at the Universalchild site.

Jim Pustorino and Jill Scipione met at CMU in Pittsburgh in the early 80's and he stuck with her until she married him. They returned to Pittsburgh in 1989 and helped promote and curate a number of big group shows as part of Group A- at the Aviary and Phipps Conservatory among other places and ran some art programs for kids with the city. Now in Jersey City, they are doing much more of the same, running Victory Hall, an arts center that has several large group shows per year and children's programming. They have found that a disproportionate number of the arts leaders in Jersey City are Pittsburgh alumni.

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