We had the good fortune of connecting with Joey Serricchio and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joey, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think there’s a lot of possibility with risk. The opportunity it could create has to be weighed with the possible negative consequences if it fails. But even in failure there is still growth and possibility.
I think decisive decision making is very valuable in weighing risk and it’s something that I work toward. I don’t know what to do sometimes, or what to make, or where I’m going but I work to try and experiment and make some mistakes that might be less risky to better understand bigger risks involved.
Risks are encouraged in art making but that Definetly doesn’t make them any less scary. But in the works that I’ve done where I’ve had to really push through a risk I’ve learned where I can and can’t trust myself. I’m really thankful for the opportunity to continue exploring risk and risk taking and learning more about myself through the process.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a new media artist and sculptor and my work has really come out of an appreciation for failure and an exploration of safety and permanence. I work computer based art, systems, and sculpture to confront the points at which safety or permanence has been overlooked, or taken for granted.
My work recently has explored ice sculpting and prehistoric history. Which makes my hands really cold sometimes.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There’s a lot of really pretty parks in LA.
There’s descanso garden and a dog park with a really great view of the Hollywood sign.
There’s a kind of cliff over by the Getty villa with a really great view. I forget what it’s called. Also there’s a flower shop there that sells furniture too.
For food downtown Burbank has great places to eat, as well as eagle rock.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m thankful for the community at Art Center. The teachers and students especially are dedicated and passionate and they really do work to support one another.