My practice is an auto-ethnographical investigation of my life in pursuit of understanding contemporary American culture. My practice is about calling attention to the constructs of American success and the emotional investments we place in possessions and entertainment to create individuality. Or, in not art speak, I am interested in why we eat too much, spend too much, and cry at reality television.




ARTIST STATEMENT
CV

LEA DEVON SORRENTINO
2609 Hennepin Ave S. 1B, Minneapolis MN
| 267-901-1354 | lea.sorrentino@gmail.com | Leadevon.com | leadevon.tumble.com | vimeo.com/leadevon | @hehlea


EDUCATION:
Masters of Fine Art,
May 2012
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Visual Studies


Bachelor of Fine Art,
August 2006
Tyler School of Art, Temple Univerity
Studio Arts


E X H I B I T I O N S/ E X P E R I E N C E:
Pirkanmaa Art Orienteering, Arteles Creative Center, Haukijarvi, Finland, 2014
Happenstance, Northern Spark, (Group) Minneapolis, 2014
Cinco De Mayhem, Public Functionary, (Group) Minneapolis, 2014
Ice Ice Maybe, Art Shanty Project, (GROUP) Minneapolis, MN 2014
$99 Dollar sale, Jury Show, Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN 2013
Flag Show, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis MN, 2013
For a Limited Time Only, Elsewhere Living Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2013
Norther Spark 2013, Minneapolis MN, Participating Artist, 2013
KnownUnknowns, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN, Group Exhibition, 2012
Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, 2012
Why We Do This, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN, Artist Assistant, 2012
Good-Bye Moments: An Investigation of the Temporary, Whittier Gallery, Minneapolis MN, Juried Exhibition,2012 Guest Lecturer, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2012
MCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Northrup King Building, Minneapolis MN, Group Exhibition, 2012 ACCUMULATION: Past + Present, Whittier Gallery, Minneapolis MN, Juried Exhibition, 2012
Bureau of Artistic Validation, Gallery 148, Minneapolis MN, Juried Exhibition, 2011
Get StArted: MCAD MFA group show, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis MN, Juried Exhibition, 2011
Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Memorial School of Art, Philadelphia PA, Group Exhibition , 2009, 2010 Lessons Learned: New Artwork about Old Things, Mew Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Solo Exhibition , 2009 The Genesius Project: A Print Collective, Mew Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Group Exhibition, 2008
We’re All Friends Hear, Big Jar Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Solo Exhibition, 2007
The Happiest of Holidays, Gleaners Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Group Exhibition, 2006 You are What You Eat, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA, Senior Exhibition, 2006


A W A R D S / H O N O R S:
Arteles Artistic Pursuit Grant, Finland, 2014
Artist and Writers Grant, Vermont Studio Center. 2013
Commencement Speaker, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN 2012
MCAD Trustees Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Minneapolis MN 2010-2012
Best in Show, Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Memorial School of Art. 2010 Honorable Mention, Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Memorial School of Art. 2009 The Faculty Printmaking Award: Tyler School of Art, Temple University. 2006

R E S I D E N C I E S:
Arteles, Tampere, Finland 2014
Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC, 2013
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2013
Contemporary Artists Center, Woodside NY, 2012

C O L L A B O R A T I O N S:
www.NegativeJam.com- Negative Jam is a collaboration celebration between Chris Cloud and Lea Devon Sorrentino.Two multi-disciplinary, multi-talented, multi-gender, multi-racial new media artists
raised on the Internet and television.
Lunchtime- A multi-media experimentation created and distributed by Molly May and Lea Devon Sorrentino.


TEACHING&ART QUALIFICATIONS:
Printmaking (intaglio, Serigraphy, Relief, Lithography), Drawing, Painting, Foundation skills (2D design, 3D design, Media 1), Environmental Installation, Humanities/Writing (composition, research writing, creative writing), Visual Com- position/ Ideation


S O F T W A R E:
Windows, Mac OSX, Microsoft Works, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Pages, Keynote, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Final Cut, Form Z, social networking tools, and File Maker Pro