Don Porcaro

Associate Professor, Art, Media and Technology

Don Porcaro is a New York-based sculptor whose work explores the nature of human interaction with the physical world through architecture and man-made objects like tools and toys. His use of totemic iconography and the human form is expressed in stacked layers of stone and metal, referencing the passing of geological time and cultural history, with visual associations that bring to mind everything from Middle Eastern hookahs, Buddhist stupas and African jewelry. Porcaro has been represented by Kouros Gallery in NY, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles and Cumberland Gallery, Nashville. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Socrates Sculpture Park, the Whitney Biennial’s “Peace Tower,” The VI Biennial of Monte Carlo, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, and most recently a solo show at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA. In 2007 Porcaro was featured in Sculpture Magazine, and he has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, Artnews, Sculpture, BOMB and Newsday, among others. In 2013 he was nominated for the International Sculpture Center’s prestigious Educator of the Year Award, and he is the recipient of a 1991 Teaching Excellence Award from Parsons. Other awards include grants from the New York Foundation of the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, both in 2002. In 2011 Porcaro was the U.S. representative at the 50th Forma Viva International Sculpture Symposium in Portoroz, Slovenia. He received his MFA in Sculpture from Columbia University.