Six Realms: A very large and complex body of work consisting of brush and ink drawings, created almost daily over four years.
The project dives deep into mark-making, gesture and the structures of graphic art. Six Realms is a probing meditation on the marks and tropes, logic and illogic of graphic language.
Decorative, abstract, figurative, raunchy, or refined, Six Realms’ many forms mirror the complexity of the “self”—irreducible, always in flux, full of contradiction with no definitive or authentic representative of the whole.
Artist Bio / CV
1996 M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute.
1991 B.A. Comparative literature, English/Classical Greek.
University of California, Berkeley.
2009 Gallery 16, San Francisco.
2001 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco.
2000 Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Debs & Co., New York. (Catalog).
Selected Group Exhibitions
2002 Grey Gardens. Curated by Bruce Hainley. Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles.
1999 Museum Pieces. DeYoung Museum, San Francisco. (Catalog).
1998 Pudding. Feature, Inc., New York.
1997 More Than a Feeling. Four Walls, San Francisco.
1997 brunofazzolaripaulsietsema. ESP, San Francisco.
1997 Whatever. Southern Exposure, San Francisco.
1996 Sequence. San Francisco State University.
1994 SF Introductions. Terrain Gallery, San Francisco.
2001 The Art Council. Grants to Individual Artists Program. (Catalog).
“Report from San Francisco,” Stephanie Cash, Art in America, June, 2002.
“Bruno Fazzolari,” Bruce Hainley, Artforum, January, 2002.
“Bruno Fazzolari,” David Bonnetti, San Francisco Chronicle, November 24, 2001.
“Art,” The New Yorker, March 20, 2000.
“Local Heroes,” Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 1999.
“Genial Deconstruction of DeYoung Museum” David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner, November 26, 1999.
“More Than a Feeling,” Ella Delaney, Art Papers, May-June, 1998.
“Whatever…” Donna Leigh Shumacher, Art Papers, July-August, 1997.
“Que sera, sera: whatever at Southern Exposure,” Bay Area Reporter, February, 1997.
“Bruno Fazzolari at Terrain,” Roberto Friedman, Artweek, August, 1994.
Publication without title, 240 pp. Feature, Inc., New York. 2007
The Art Council Awards Show, 40pp. The Art Council Inc, San Francisco. 2001.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday, 20pp. Debs & Co., New York. 2000.
Museum Pieces, 37 pp. M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco. 1999.