Larissa Marangoni

Larissa Marangoni

My job is to understand the space and the people who lives or works there. Each piece is unique and will not be repeated, each person is different and the work is custom made. I work with multiple materials: steel, aluminum, stainless steel, wood ...

My design process is similar to that of an architect. First analyzing the space where the sculpture will be build, then elaborate sketches and models, giving the customer at least three different options to choose from.

In Ecuador, I have worked with a variety of customers, from corporations to private homes, allowing me to provide flexibility in cost, giving equal weight to both, without compromising quality.

My studio is professionally equipped to build any art work and we can deliver it to you as well.


BIOGRAPHY

The career of Larissa Marangoni began 28 years ago when she received a scholarship to attend to Lester B. Pearson College in Canada. As a result of his academic achievements, she received another scholarship at Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her BA. Then received another scholarship to do a Master's Degree in Sculpture at Syracuse University. In 2011, she earned another Master´s degree in Public Health at the Catholic University of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

She has been invited to Israel, Sweden, United States, Chile, Argentina… to numerous art exhibitions, where she has won several awards. So far, she has participated in over 60 group exhibitions and 23 solo exhibitions. There are more than 80 articles in various books, magazines and newspapers about her work.

In 2006, she started working as Executive Vice- Director for the Association for Family Welfare Ecuador (APROFE) where she manages infrastructure and operational reengineering of the 17 centers and the surgical and maternity clinic of the organization. She has strengthened community development through the project Franja Arte - Comunidad", with the creation of artistic residencies, encouraging a participatory methodology where artists and community members share their knowledge and memories. The result is the creation of collective works of art where the ancient wisdom and knowledge have been recovered.

EDUCATION


  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Maestría en Salud Pública 2007-2009
  • IDE, Escuela de Dirección de Empresas, Programa de Alta Dirección Empresarial,Octubre 2006.
  • Syracuse University, Maestría en Bellas Artes, grado en Escultura; 1990-1993.
  • Bennington College, Bachiller en Arte, grado en Escultura y Dibujo; 1986-1990.
  • Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific Internacional Bacheloriate; 1984-1986

HONORS Y PRICES


  • Syracuse University Summer Fellowship; 1992
  • Syracuse University Teaching Assistantship; 1990-1993.
  • Syracuse University, Maestría en Bellas Artes, grado en Escultura; 1990-1993.
  • J. Slotnik Fellow of the Art Department, Bennington College; 1989-1990.
  • Bennington College Tuition Grant; 1986-1990.

WORK EXPERIENCE


  • APROFE, Asociación Pro Bienestar de la Familia Ecuatoriana, June 2006 at the present time.
    Adjunct Executive Director
    This Association is dedicated to family planning, sexual education and demographics investigations.
  • Corporación Ecuatoriana de Televisión, Guayaquil, Ecuador; 2003-2005.
    Art Director soap opera “Yo vendo unos ojos negros”.
    Responsible for set design and construction; choosing and buying actors’ wardrobe. Aditionally responsible for the development of the set designs of other 5 productions.
  • Central Bank of Ecuador, 1997-1998.
    General Manager’s Delegate to the Subcommittee of Cultural Programs
  • Brookdale Community College, Guayaquil, Ecuador; 1994-2000
    Professor: Art Appreciation, Instruct a course designed to give students general knowledge of Art and Architectural history.
  • Museo del Banco del Pacifico, Guayaquil Ecuador; 1994
    Instructor: Art Appreciation
    Developed and instructed a course on art appreciation for 400 participants
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse New York; 1993-1999.
    Adjunct Professor: Sculpture and Three Dimensional Design
    Responsible for two classes in sculpture and one in three dimensional design. Developed course curriculum tailored to the varied skills of beginning and advanced students.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse New York; 1991-1993
    Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Sculpture
    In charge of Introduction to Sculpture classes for two sections of 20 students each.
    Developed class curricula including mold making, woodworking and welding.
    Gave lectures on History of Sculpture.
  • Ms. Mia Westerlund Rosen, Hoosick Falls, New York; 1988-1999
    Sculpture Assistant
    Assisted in the construction of all works during the time stated above
  • Ms. Marcia Pels, New York, New York; 1988
    Sculptor Assistant
    Bronze work, fiberglass application
  • Ms. Deborah Masters, Brooklyn, New York; 1988
    Sculptor’s Assistant
    Built plaster molds, welded steel structures.
  • Sotheby's, New York, NY; 1987
    Internship - Library and Latin American Department
    Reorganized and updated Latin American art files, assisted auctions.

ANOTHER ACTIVITIES


  • Residencia “Vermont Studio Center”, Johnson, VT. Invitada por el Centro por un mes para la elaboración de sus esculturas. 2008.
  • La creación de la Residencia “Solo con Natura Limoncito 2008”.
  • La creación de la Residencia “Solo con Natura Isla Santay 2007”.
  • Primer encuentro de artistas del mundo "Arte para Todos" Honduras, Tegucigalpa. Construcción de una obra monumental a la salida del aeropuerto. Julio 2004.
  • Concursa en el Proyecto “Ataque de Alas” creado por el MAAC en el mes de Octubre 2001.
  • Invitada a Chile para dictar un curso de un mes en la Universidad Estatal de Santiago,Chile 2002.
  • Residencia en Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Búfalo, NY bajo el auspicio del National Endowment for the Arts, la Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts y el Chase Maniatan Bank. Abril, 2001.
  • En Febrero, 1998, ganó un concurso nacional de escultura para conmemorar los 50 años de las Naciones Unidas organizado por la Dirección de Parques y Jardines de la Municipalidad de Quito. El complejo escultórico estará localizado en el Parque de La Carolina, Quito.
  • El 28 de octubre, 1997 participó como panelista en la mesa redonda “Modernidad y Posmodernidad” organizada por Viteri Centro de Arte, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Invitada por el Gobierno, visitó Israel del 6 al 15 de septiembre, 1997. El motivo de este viaje fue familiarización con la historia y cultura de ese país.
  • En Octubre del 2005, elaboró los trofeos para los ganadores de la primera Gran Maratón de Guayaquil con aval internacional. Y en noviembre, diseñó la copa de bronce del Challenger ATP.