Colin Pezzano born in 1992, is a woodworker and craft artist based in South Philadelphia . His practice is defined by utilizing digital and hand processes to pass along humor, pathos, and memory into his chosen materials.
Colin graduated from University of the Arts in 2014 with a BFA in Crafts and shortly after received the Windgate Fellowship Award. In 2022, he received the Windgate-Lamar Fellowship Award, given to awardees who have continued to evolve their practice post graduation.
Colin has had two solo shows, “Contain You” and “Still Life With Dead Game” at Bridgette Mayer Gallery and Allens Lane Art Center, respectively. In conjunction with the exhibition “Home as Stage” in the fall of 2022 at the Wharton Esherick Museum, Colin released a graphic novel told in 45 woodcuts titled, Soma. A “mundane horror”, the narrative investigates lived and imagined experience, corporality, and the passage of time. A live score composed by Pezzano and Sam Gasparre was performed to an animation by Ricky Christian at the Free Library of Philadelphia for the release of the graphic novel. During his career Pezzano has participated in group shows, juried exhibitions and attended residencies in the USA and Sweden. He maintains his practice in his basement studio.