Valerie Piraino is an East African sculptor based in New York. The varied traditions, lands, and people of the African diaspora are a constant source of inspiration in Piraino’s work. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, commissions, and publications including, After Afropolitan at the Weeksville Heritage Center, New York, the United States Department of State, and African Artists: From 1882 to Now by Phaidon, an A-Z survey of the work of over 300 artists born or based in Africa.
A Perfect Practitioner Of
24 x 18 inches
Edition of 25
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There is a natural variation in the screen printing process. Screens are often reused and can sometimes have ghost images from previous prints. This screen print was made at the invitation of the Wassaic Project, an art center in the Hudson
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