William Lanzillo was born in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and graduated from Glenbard West High School in 2015. He then received his BA from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 2019. He majored in Studio Art and Psychology with a minor in Africana Studies. He is both a sculptor and a printmaker. His work focuses on how the two disciplines can be combined and respond to one another.
Read more about William's work at his website: William Lanzillo - art.
Sky Loop is currently being completed at Northeast sculpture in Minneapolis. While not at its final install site (to be determined) it is intended to span a walking path to provide a dynamic sense of organic movement that viewers can experience as they walk underneath the form. Its frames the sky above as it rises out of the ground and then rapidly flows back into the earth.
It weighs roughly 520 lbs, which is relatively light given the scale of the work and accounts for the light airy feel of the sculpture . Its overall dimensions are 22′ x 13′ x 19′. The inner dimension, where a pathway would go, are 8”’ high clearance at its lowest point right next to the base, and a 8′ space between the two footings (this distance is slightly flexible because the sculpture has a little give to it allowing for adjusting of this gap).
George Floyd’s murder and continued activist efforts have shaped a reckoning about racism in America. Is this reflected in the media we consume? How has the media confirmed these changes or maintained the status quo?
Faced with an overabundance of news and media, we all must decide which stories and voices we prioritize. This work examines the media I consumed and produced in the 30 day period before and after George Floyd’s Murder. This work questions which voices I have centered in my media consumption and creation and why and how George Floyd’s murder changed the focus.
Who do you change for? is currently a part of Apart Together, a group show at Form and Content Gallery from Aug 6th-Sept 26th.
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