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Cosimo Cavallaro

705th West 9th St. Apt. 1907
Los Angeles, CA 90015, U.S.A.
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Phone: 1 212 473 1500
URL: http://www.cosimocavallaro.com

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2013 NYE+BROWN Gallery Los Angeles California, Voluminosity
2009 Orange Expression Saint-Hyacinthe Quebec Canada, I was here
2008 The Proposition Gallery NY, NY . Chocolate Jesus and Chocolate Saints show
2007 Lab Gallery NY,NY .Chocolate Jesus Show was canceled because of a protest from the Catholic church.
2004 Lab Gallery NY,NY .Absolute Pressed Ham
2003 Ingrid Raab Gallery-Berlin Germany,Burning Piano
2003 Art Gallery - College of Arts & Sciences, Fort Myers, FL Burning Piano
2002 Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery, New York NY: Cheese Jacket, Marshmallow Jacket
2002 South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA: Burning Piano
2002 Burning Piano, Toronto ONT: Burning Piano
2001 Cheese House Wyoming, Powell WY: House In Cheese
2000 Cedarhurst Sculpture Museum, Mt. Vernon IL: Bicycle Seats
1999 Downtown Arts Festival, New York NY: Twiggy In Cheese
1999 Washington Jefferson Hotel, New York NY: Room 114
1998 Nese & Alpan Gallery, Roslyn NY: Pillows
1998 Cedarhurst Sculpture Museum, Mt. Vernon IL: Knot
1998 Stevens George Gallery, Hammond IN: Nudes
1998 Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago IL: Knot
1998 Moo Boo Gallery, Berkley CA: Nudes
1998 Pier Walk, Chicago IL: Knot
1998 Armory Art Center, Palm Beach FL: Kiddie Ride
1998 Wood Street Gallery, Chicago IL: Pillows
1998 De Corvada Museum and Sculpture Park, Boston MA: Knot
1998 Krasel Art Center, Chicago IL: Pillows
1998 Center For Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA: Kiddie Ride
1997 Real Art Ways Contemporary Art Space, Hartford CT: Birth, Pillows, and Railings
1996 SoHo Arts Festival, New York NY: Birth and Pillowscosimo ca all'arco
 Cosimo Cavallaro was born in Montreal in 1961. The son of Italian immigrants, Cavallaro was raised both in Canada and Italy. He attended art schools in each country respectively including the United States before setting up shop as a sculptor in Montreal in the early 1980's.Cavallaro eventually fell into film direction when a friend asked him to help out on a movie set. Within days he was assisting with art design. Soon he was a full time production designer working first on features and then on commercials. Directing became the natural progression. As a director Cavallaro has won numerous awards including the Director of the Year Award in Canada and the 1990 Canadian Film Festival Award for Best Video of the Year.Although film and video monopolized the majority of Cavallaro's time in the 1980's and early 1990's, his art remained evident in all of his work and foremost in his mind. In 1995 he moved to New York where he began focusing more of his time on creating art. His work speaks to a variety of audiences and expresses (in his own words) "the struggle between need and desire; the known and unknown; the warm security of the womb and the chill uncertainty of the world."Cavallaro's mediums range from photography (Nudes), to large steel sculptures (Knot). His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. Cavallaro has recently been working with new mediums including cheese (Room 114, Twiggy in Cheese, and Cheese House Wyoming), candy (Candy Chair), and rubber (Inflatable Piano).His cheese installations have attracted features in hundreds of media outlets throughout the world including the New York Times, Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine, CNN, Global Japan Television, People Magazine, BBC, Harpers, the Associated Press, CBC and the Fox News Channel.