John Pusateri

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1978), John Pusateri studied fine arts at Syracuse University where he received his BFA (summa cum laude) in printmaking, 2001. In 2004, Pusateri moved to New Zealand to undertake a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. In New Zealand, Pusateri developed a strong appreciation for the country's culture and ecology, which has had a strong influence upon his work.

In 2008, Pusateri opened Auckland Print Studio, a professional lithography studio which is involved in projects with professional artists, architects and other design-based practitioners. Recipent of the prestigious 2010 Black Church Print Studio Residency in Ireland John has also been a finalist in the Waiheke Art Award in both 2009 and 2010, the 2010 and 2012 Wallace Art Award and the WSA New Zealand Painting and Printmaking award in 2010 and 2011. Pusateri currently lives and works in Auckland.

John's exquisite stone lithographs tap into the artistic tradition of memento mori, a practice dating back to antiquity wherein artists include imagery designed to remind the viewer of their mortality and of the transience and fragility of human life.

 

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Title: The Hunter I
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Title: 38 Years
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Title: 0000hrs
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Title: Withdrawn
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Title: Blue Moth I
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Title: Blue Moth IV
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Title: Vice Chair
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