Faceless Even Now, Clay, paint, 29.5" x 18.25" x 5.125"
Mario Petrirena (b.1953, Union de Reyes). Petrirena is a visual artist whose work is primarily sculptural, although he also works in collage. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner and the Georgia Council for the Arts. His work is included in the collections of the Fort Lauderdale Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Rubin Foundation in New York, and the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. His work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, including Convergence, Beijing, curated by Feng Boyi and Marilyn Kiang. Petrirena’s work was included in Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba, Cuba-USA and Breaking Barriers. (CINTAS for 1986-87 and 1991-92)