Thérèse Mastroiacovo’s work is about art itself as an idea, artistic process itself as methodology. It is about the precarious relationship art has to its own definition, open, half open, or slightly open for reclassification at any given time. The varying degrees of openness create space in-between, a space that gives way to meanderings, processes, and procedures. Her work is situated here, in a space of potential created in the middle of existing structures. It is this – this large, large thing stated so, so plainly - that makes her work both familiar and unknowable. She has produced works in a wide range of media including drawing, sculpture, video, performance and photography. Her works are often formally independent of one another, and appear determined from an internal logic that lead to idiosyncratic ends.
Thérèse Mastroiacovo received a BFA from York University (Toronto, 1994) and an MFA in Open Media from Concordia University (Montréal, 1999).
Following Following Piece, Blackwood Gallery. University of Toronto, Mississauga (solo)
Now with duration, contents, duration in common, art now, White Box Gallery. Portland (solo)
Conceptual Filiations, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montréal. Curated by Michèle Thériault
ART NOW, Mercer Union, Toronto (solo)