Daniel William Zampino
- Massachusetts: Rockport Arts Association (Juried Member) – 2015 to present
- Massachusetts: Marblehead Arts Association – 1992 to present
- Northeastern University School of Law – 1985
- Wesleyan – Religion/Literature – 1976
- University of Massachusetts, Boston – History – 1973
I have degrees in history, religion and law, having graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Boston), Wesleyan University, and Northeastern University School of Law.
My education and my experiences in living have contributed to, and enhanced, the formulation of my art, as is obvious to anyone who investigates what I have featured in this collection.
Part and parcel of my training, I was privy to private teachers, who helped me learn the fundamentals and mechanics that have rooted me in classical forms; but such forms that are put into motion by my native ability to create the impression that the requisite images, in their intersection with lighting, are nimble, and in stages of curious, subtle movement.
I have been exhibiting my work, at private and public settings, for over twenty years.
For a list of art showings and exhibitions, please refer to Events & Exhibits.
Slate Bar-Relief Sculptor: Daniel W. Zampino
A brief statement about my approach to Slate Sculpture:
As an artist, I am self taught. As for formal education, I have degrees in law, religion and history, which I make use of in my work.
Although I have worked in wood and soapstone, my principle medium is slate. Slate, or flagstone (usually seen as patio‑stone), is a layered sedimentary substance, which lends itself to reliefs. Reliefs, in turn, lend themselves to images, particularly human images in a context; specifically, the context that allows the artist to tell a story.
My sculptures are about telling stories, often conveying messages with mystical, spiritual, and political tones. Many of my slate relief sculptures have been inspired by my travels to the ancient worlds of India, Egypt, Maya (Mexico) and Cambodia, where bar reliefs were vastly depicted and exonerated. I take a subtle image or perception about something human, and capture its essential moment.
But why in stone? Because stone, by its very nature, registers something that is timeless; that will outlast even the reputation of the artist.
I have contributed entries to the Sculpture Exhibit at the Marblehead Festival for the Arts since 1992. Since that time I had been awarded ribbons on many occasions. I was granted the Leslie Tobey Award in 1998 for the sculpture named Self Love.
In 1992, I was juried into the Marblehead Arts Association. In 1999 and in 2005, I had retrospective shows at the Ballroom of the Marblehead Arts Association.
In 1992 I had a showing at the Gallery of the Marblehead Public Library, Virginia Carten Gallery.
I have exhibited in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Cambridge Multicultural Center, and at the Stebbins Gallery.
I have sculptures in exhibit at the Dark Star Philosophia, Rockport, Massachusetts.
From 2007-2009 I presented sculptures at the Pollinaise Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont.
In 2015 I was juried into the Rockport Arts Association for my sculpture.
At the Rockport Arts Association I was granted, in June, 2016, the Julia Marino Award for outstanding work in sculpture, for my slate relief sculpture, Our Shattered World Must Fly Its Flag. The award is granted in her name by her husband, Charles Fields, also a sculptor. Julia Marino’s reputation is international in scope.
In 2015, I became a member of the Experimental Group at the Rockport Arts Association. I recently participated in a Group Show at the Centennial Gallery, Muscular-Skeletal Center in West Peabody, MA.
At the Rockport Arts Association I was granted, in July, 2016, the Richard Recchia Memorial Award for outstanding work in sculpture, for my slate relief sculpture, Refugee Women.
In June, 2016, I was awarded Best of Show in Sculpture, for the Marblehead Festival of the Arts, for my sculpture, Jacob’s Ladder.