I am thrilled to be starting as the Studio Education Apprentice here at the Society for Contemporary Craft! I recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Fine Art and an additional major in Global Studies. For the past few months, I have worked as a Maker Corp member at the Silverton Public School in Silverton, Colorado. I am excited to be joining a community that facilitates both personal and interpersonal growth through creative means.
I have been fortunate enough to have enriched my artistic practice by acting as the assistant director for the Carnegie Mellon University Art + Design Pre-College program, and as an Arts Initiative member for a service-learning organization called Juntos. Both positions allowed me to expand my understanding of how the arts can serve as a way for people of vastly different backgrounds to communicate and share experiences.
All of my work, whether in research, or visual art, has centered on a personal inquiry about physicality. I seek to comprehend how empathy can be built through tactility. I love delving into new materials and processes, so while my home base has always been metals, I also work in fiber, clay, photography and video.
You can see more of my work here: ?jsoracco.wordpress.com