Meet Artist Member Eamon DeFabbia-Kane!

Interview with Eamon DeFabbia-Kane, Member since 2016

DVAA: Introduce yourself!

I am an artist and fabricator currently living and working in New York City. Here, I work in several different artist and design studios, making my own sculpture and other artwork in my free time. I am originally from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, and lived in Philadelphia for four years while completing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in glass from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While living in Philadelphia and in New York, I have gained lots of experience, which has been essential in developing a very diverse skill set working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.

                      "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

                      "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

What projects are you currently working on?

Currently, I'm working on a wide variety of sculptures, prints, and photography. Many of these things are works in progress, or will serve as tests and sketches for larger and more in-depth works. Starting at the end of April, I will be working as a fellow at Wheaton Arts in New Jersey, where I plan on further developing everything I have been working on for the past few years.

                        "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

                        "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

What inspires your work?

My work is grounded in my intense fascination with architecture and how it has the power to have such a profound impact on one’s perceptions. It currently consists of fragments of architecture and found objects that have been taken out of context, manipulated and exaggerated. These works are playful investigations full of contradictions. I search within chaotic environments for subtleties and moments of beauty that normally go unnoticed, and I aim to explore the aesthetic symbolism of what I am drawing from, and question the way these objects can exist.

               "State of Being," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

               "State of Being," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

Is there anything else you would like people to know?

In addition to my residency this spring, I have a solo show at DVAA coming up in September. I also have books of my photography for sale on my website, eamondefabbiakane.com.

Check out more of Eamon DeFabbia-Kane's work at his website!