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JoAnna Commandaros

Commandaros's work fuses cultural and geographical sources. Metal scrap and urban refuse are combined with multiple cast figurines of the goddess Aphrodite that reference the artist's Greek origins. In the context of its steel, linear and spatial environment the goddess is re-invented as a sculptural unit whilst still functioning as a sexual sign. Central to Commandaros's work is the act of locating, re-orientating, combining and embodying both the historical and contemporary into the personal and idiosyncratic.

JoAnna Commandaros has an M.F.A. from Kent State University and currently holds a teaching position in sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University. She has shown as an invited artist at the Pittsburgh Biennial and was the first artist in residence to exhibit in Gasworks' gallery, showing work completed during her three-month stay.

JoAnna Commandaros

Commandaros's work fuses cultural and geographical sources. Metal scrap and urban refuse are combined with multiple cast figurines of the goddess Aphrodite that reference the artist's Greek origins. In the context of its steel, linear and spatial environment the goddess is re-invented as a sculptural unit whilst still functioning as a sexual sign. Central to Commandaros's work is the act of locating, re-orientating, combining and embodying both the historical and contemporary into the personal and idiosyncratic.

JoAnna Commandaros has an M.F.A. from Kent State University and currently holds a teaching position in sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University. She has shown as an invited artist at the Pittsburgh Biennial and was the first artist in residence to exhibit in Gasworks' gallery, showing work completed during her three-month stay.