Betti Pettinati-Longinotti works in drawing, painting and flat glass. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and her MA from the University of the Arts/ Philadelphia, in Art Education with a studio major in Glass. Recently she graduated, June 2012 with an MFA in Visual Arts through the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
Her work has been shown internationally. Her spirituality is evident within the portfolio of her inspired work. Commissions and collaborations are accepted in all facets of Architectural glass: ecclesiastical, commercial, public art and residential installations. Pettinati-Longinotti has also led numerous stained glass apprenticeship workshops with student collaboration towards several site specific, public art, architectural installations.
Ever since being a young adult artist, the traditional understanding of the human condition has fascinated the artist. Still life conveys a story through subject matter reflective of the time and culture we live in. Random historical information on each subject is gathered from the Internet, and a personal memory interwoven. What starts out as vision soon becomes corroded into a carnival of interpretation, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the possibility of a new understanding, morphed from the irony of older aesthetic values.
As wavering political correctness becomes transformed through emergent and repetitive practice, through words, objects and logos, the viewer is left with clues to the edges of our era, location and heritage.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States