Shiela Giolitti

Sheila Giolitti is a Virginia based artist who believes physics proves the fundamental unity of all material existence and her work embodies that mantra. Her pieces are composed in layers that she simultaneously builds up and strips away. The surface of her work is established as she creates; each layer of mark making is sealed with a layer of clear resin, which allows for a chronicled understanding of the time and individual layers that composes each piece. In her own words, “each experience, be it organic or constructed, leaves its mark. As a whole or in fragments, sometimes less defined than others, but always affecting what comes next. In many instances this is carried on to the next work in the series, allowing for a continuing dialogue from one piece to the next, and directly tying the existence on the newer piece to the piece created before it, and the piece created before that.”