Becca Barolli was born and raised in Connecticut where she earned a BFA in Photography from the University of Connecticut in 2010. For four years after graduating, she taught Experimental Art and Digital Photography classes at the Mansfield Community Center while developing a portfolio in Sculpture. In 2016 she received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute working primarily with wire and other raw materials. She received the Ella King Torrey Award at graduation for creative innovation in her studio practice. Becca currently lives and works in Hayward, California.
Becca construct abstract sculptures by applying craft techniques like weaving and wrapping to industrial materials such as annealed steel wire. Repetitive processes such as these allow the work to grow organically over time. There is an undeniable amount of hand work in each piece which defies the initial purpose of the materials and suggests a new potential for growth, ambition and purpose. As a structure that builds upon chaotic but contained weaves, the work embraces dysfunction as a necessary component and permits a shifting perspective between ugliness and beauty.
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