Aric Verrastro

Art & Art History Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 224 Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-2256
Email: verrastroa@uwstout.edu

Education

    • MFA Candidate Metalsmithing/ Jewelry
      Indiana University
      Bloomington, IN, United States, 2015
    • BS Metals/Jewelry
      SUNY Buffalo State College
      Buffalo, NY, United States, 2011
    • BA Studio Art
      SUNY Buffalo State College
      Buffalo, NY, United States, 2008

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • Indiana University, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
        Associate Instructor
        2014 - 2015
      • Indiana University, Fundamentals N110 Art for Non-Majors
        Associate Instructor
        2013 - 2014
      • Indiana University, Science Olympiad
        Assistant
        2013
      • Ivy Tech, SUCCESSorize
        Assistant
        2013

    Industry

      • Post-It
        Exhibition Coordinator
        2014
      • Indiana University
        Assistant
        2013
      • Indiana University
        Exhibition Coordinator
        2013
      • Indiana University
        Exhibition Coordinator
        2013
      • Indiana University
        Graduate Assistant
        2013
      • Indiana University
        Zoom
        2013
      • Guitars for Hope
        Collaborative Artist
        2005

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Verrastro, A. (2015). EYEBALLS: Talente’15 Jewellery Nominees. Current Obsession.
    • Verrastro, A. (2015). Talente 2015. Internationalen Handwerksmesse Munchen, 98.
    • Verrastro, A. (2015). Top 10 Up and Comers at SNAG Boston. Art Jewelry Forum, by Bella Neyman.
    • Verrastro, A. (2015). The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015 features may messages, many media by Karen Land. Art at IU.
    • Verrastro, A. (2015). Ami öszinte, az szép! by Balázs Nikolett. Design.Hu.
    • Verrastro, A. (2015). Grunwald Gallery unveils first round of thesis exhibitions by Sanya Ali. Indiana Daily Student.
    • Verrastro, A. (2014). Second International Biennial of Contemporary Metal Art “glockenspiel personally” by Aurelia Šimkutė. OreCast.
    • Verrastro, A. (2014). Not your mother’s pearls by Chase Olivarious-Mcallister. The Durango Herald.
    • Verrastro, A. (2013). 10x10x10xTieton, A Juried Exhibition of Art. Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA.
    • Verrastro, A. (2013). Canvas. Creative Arts Magazine, 17(1), 13.
    • Verrastro, A. (2013). Zooming Toward The Future Of Craft. Indiana Public Media/WFIU interview by Yaël Ksander.
    • Verrastro, A. (2013). Beyond The Plain Gold Band: An Artistic Proposal. Indiana Public Media/WFIU interview by Yaël Ksander.
    • Verrastro, A. (2011). Art in Craft Media 2011. Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo NY.
    • Verrastro, A. (2011). Showcase 500 Rings. , 347, Asheville, NC: Lark Books.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

    Art - Exhibition, Group

    • Verrastro, A. (Present) . Kinsey Juried Art Show 2015, Grunwald Gallery of Art. Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) 6. Velvet da Vinci. San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Arts Indiana. Janet Kurnatowski Gallery. Brooklyn, NY, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Charon Kransen Arts. Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Boston Park Plaza. Boston, MA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Co:Operation Garnish. Equinox Gallery. San Antonio, TX, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Co:Operation Garnish. Velvet da Vinci. San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Co:Operation Garnish. Baltimore Jewelry Center. Baltimore, MD, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Co:Operation Garnish. Brooklyn Metal Works. Brooklyn, NY, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Co:Operation Garnish. Thomas Mann’s I/O Gallery. New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Co:Operation Garnish. SNAG Conference. Boston, MA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making. Winthrop University. Charlotte, NC, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Four Hands are Better Than Two. Burroughs Wellcome Gallery. Greenville, NC, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Impact. Brookline Arts Center Gallery. Boston, MA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Influence. The Art Room. Greenville, NC, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Material Matters: Process to Product. Greenville Museum of Art. Greenville, NC, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Talente 2015. International Skilled Trades Fair. Munich, Germany.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) 10x10x10xTieton. Tieton Arts and Humanities. Tieton, WA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Brooch Show. Racine Arts Council. Racine, WI, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) From Grains to Gold. SNAG’s Annual Presentation of Student Work. Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Incite Insight. Fort Collins Lincoln Center. Fort Collins, CO, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Material Matters: Making Connections. Art Avenue. Greenville, NC, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) METALLOphone.Personally. (AV17) Gallery. Vilnius, Lithuania.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) MFA Group Show. Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Top Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition. Durango Arts Center. Durango, CO, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) 10x10x10xTieton. Tieton Arts and Humanities. Tieton, WA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Art in Craft Media 2013. Burchfield Penney Art Center. Buffalo, NY, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition. World Art Museum China Millennium Monument. Beijing, China.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Beyond Borders. SNAG’s Annual Presentation of Student Work. Toronto, ON, Canada.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) CraftForms 2013. Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) I Do...do I?. The Fuller Projects, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) I Do...do I?. The Art Room. Greenville, NC, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) I Do...do I?. Appalachian Center for Craft. Cookeville, TN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) MFA Group Show. Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) newNormal. The Fuller Projects and Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center. Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) OBJECT(ive). The Fuller Projects, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Two Point Perspective. Marsh Gallery, IUPUI. Indianapolis, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Bling. Fuller Projects, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Across the Visual Arts III. Czurles/Nelson Gallery, SUNY Buffalo State College. Buffalo, NY, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Art In Craft Media 2011. Burchfield Penney Art Center. Buffalo, NY, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Dean of Arts and Humanities Invitational Exhibition. Dean’s Student Gallery, SUNY Buffalo State College. Buffalo, NY, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Design Student Exhibition. Czurles/Nelson Gallery, SUNY Buffalo State College. Buffalo, NY, United States.
    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Fine Arts Student Exhibition. Czurles/Nelson Gallery, SUNY Buffalo State College. Buffalo, NY, United States.

    Art - Exhibition, One-Person

    • Verrastro, A. (Present) Timekeepers. Grunwald Gallery of Art. Bloomington, IN, United States.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • 2015 Curators’ Choice, The 2015 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show (2015)
    • Grand Prize Award, Incite Insight, Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO (2014)
    • Society of North American Goldsmiths Educational Endowment, (2014)
    • Friends of Art Award in Studio Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2013)
    • James Lombardo, Sr. Award, SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY (2011)
    • Eight Annual John J. Jauquet Award for Creative Excellence, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY (2010)

    Fellowship

    • Alma R. Eikerman Fellowship in Metals, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2014)
    • Tanner Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2013)
    • Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Award, SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY (2010)