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Bridget Parlato

Bridget Parlato

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Artist Work

Cigaretter Planet
2017
Paper mache and cigarette butts
30"
Dead Bird and Neonicotinoid molecule
2018
pencil/colored pencil
18"x24"
Reliquary for my Father's Hair - #2
2019
mixed found objects
11" high x 7" wide x 1" deep
Thoughts and Prayers Necklace
2018
Found objects
15"h x 6"w x .5"d
Get Up Stand Up Chair
2012
Chair and collage
3'h x 2'w x 2'd
Prayers for the Sea - River of Recyclables and Plastic Bag Flags
2015
recyclable beverage items, cardboard, cement blocks, brick, plastic bags, bias tape
30' x 10' x 12' approximately

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
4106082039
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I am an interdisciplinary designer/artist/activist in Baltimore, MD. My work is primarily cause-related and community work. For 7 years, I have been the sole proprietor of a freelance graphic design business, Full Circuit Studio and Baltimore Trash Talk (BTT), a citizen-run anti-trash initiative. Through BTT, I run a grant-funded educational program that offers free presentations to Baltimore schools. I address the problems and solutions connected with litter, one-use plastics and water pollution. I regularly partner with governmental and non-governmental organizations, non-profits and fellow artists on projects that bring attention to environmental issues. I hold a MFA in ceramic sculpture and a BFA in graphic design, with minors in creative writing and literature­-all of which surface in my work. My projects often include concepting, copy writing and creation of custom imagery. I create print and web graphics, campaigns, installations and most recently, wearable art jewelry. I am regularly asked to speak about trash and sustainability issues and my recent endeavors in metalsmithing have resulted in scholarships at Baltimore Jewelry Center and most recently, Penland School of Crafts.