Luke Diiorio’s work investigates material qualities outside of their functional dimensions. His embrace of a palette of linen, canvas, aluminum and drywall is utilized within his works, each oscillating between the varying oppositions and harmonies of the utilitarian and the handmade. Diiorio’s surfaces consist of material that is, at once, the structure, surface and composition of the work.
Luke Diiorio, November 1 – December 20, 2014
Born 1983. Lives and works in New York.
MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
BA Philosophy, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Art Basel Hong Kong, with Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Hong Kong, CN
Sunset Park, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
The Armory Show, with Anat Ebgi, New York, NY
Luke Diiorio, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Never Stop Improving, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY
Very Similitude, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY
Puente, Kinman Gallery, New York, NY
IDEA Foundation, Copenhagen, DK
Questioning the Canvas, Guekens & de Vil, Knokke, BE
21st Century Art and Design, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Christie’s London, UK
SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Satelike, Departure Foundation, London, UK
Timber Tracks, David Hockney Gallery, London, UK
Paradise, Salon Internazionale, Milan, Italy
Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Emily McDermott, “Artists at Work: Luke Diiorio,” Interview Magazine, August 2015.
Jenny Bahn, “In the Studio with Luke Diiorio,” alphasixty, June 4, 2015.
Jenni S. Li, “Luke Diiorio,” Art in America, March 23, 2015.
Julie Baumgardner, “The 17th Armory Show, New as Ever,” The New York Times, March 3, 2015.
“Luke Diiorio: Traces of gesture,” atractivoquenobello, November 11, 2014.