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Artist JeanPaul Mallozzi donates “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych to Reading Queer

Artist JeanPaul Mallozzi donates “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych to Reading Queer

Artist JeanPaul Mallozzi donates “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych to Reading Queer

JeanPaul Mallozzi donates “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” to Reading Queer

Reading Queer is happy to announce that artist JeanPaul Mallozzi has donated his “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych (each print is 30″ x 22″) to Reading Queer for our annual summer fun(d)raiser. His donation will help us fulfill our mission to improve, empower and enrich the lives of the queer community through the act & the art of creative writing by enabling us to hire writers, teachers and mentors. It also enables us to launch the inaugural and, most importantly, first ever queer literary festival in Miami, which runs from August 22nd – August 30th 2014.

Moods and emotions have a color and vibration that manifests itself in the body. People can read emotion on a face and even more so in someone’s body language. I chose to combine the two ideas of energy and posture, mimicking features with color and contours. It acts as a keyhole into how a person is feeling from within. –JeanPaul Mallozzi

To reserve JeanPaul Mallozzi’s “Moodswing” triptych, visit our donation page and select the “Aurora” donor level here.

About the Artist: JeanPaul Mallozzi was born and raised in Queens, New York and received a scholarship to attend the Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD). He graduated with B.F.A in Illustration. Recently, his work was exhibited and auctioned at the Long Beach Museum of Art and on view at the Miami Projects tent during Art Basel Miami. His solo exhibition entitled kN0B0DY was shown at the 101/Exhibit gallery in Miami’s design district. His works have previously been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C. and London. He has been featured by BL!SSS magazine, Catapult Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, and Carpaccio’s Guide Vol.6 of emerging artists. Find out more @ www.jeanpaulmallozzi.com.

About Reading Queer: Reading Queer seeks to reveal Miami as a center for queer literature through an annual week-long literary festival, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, a literary salon series and a literary archive. Reading Queer is open to all writers who create hybrid, genre-bending works that address queer identity. Reading Queer is partially funded with a Miami Foundation-National Gay & Lesbian Task Force GLBT Community Grant and a Knight Arts Challenge Grant. The Knight Arts Challenge Grant is a Miami-based initiative to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of local organizations and individuals seeking to transform the community through the arts.

About the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of communities in the United States where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers. Knight Foundation invests in ideas and projects that can lead to transformational change.droppedImage