The works of Joe Girandola attract our attention to minute details often overlooked in the corrupt rush of modern society. Though classically trained as a stone carver in Italy, Girandola has veered away from the media concentrating on three-dimensional drawings and paintings using a variety of materials. One medium of choice is Duct Tape. Invented originally to weatherproof military ammunition boxes, the tape’s color was characteristically Army green. With the rise and abundant use of Central Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units, the matte gray color and universal name of Duct Tape was introduced. The stark portraits in varying colors of tape are prevalent in Girandola’s works as he investigates a number of societal problems that are routinely covered up in our quick fix society. Joe Girandola is the Director of the MFA Program at DAAP at the University of Cincinnati.
Joe's ArtPrize Entries
These are Joe's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Joe's Past Work
These are images of past work that Joe has done.