MEDIUM: Painting and Sculpture BIRTHPLACE: Caracas, Venezuela WEBSITE: www.gerrystecca.com August 2013 through July 2014 Artist in Residence Located in Studio 4 – Carriage House BIOGRAPHY: Gerry Stecca was born in Caracas (Venezuela), and grew up in a scientific oriented environment. However, the artist gene runs in the family and eventually became his passion. Formal art training began while attending San Diego Mesa College (CA), continuing concurrently with his studies of genetics and molecular biology, eventually graduating with a B.A. in visual arts with a minor in science from the University of California, San Diego in 1987. Currently, Stecca is seeking is MFA in painting form the Savannah College of Art & Design. During his residency, he will pursue a series of works named Leafy Impetus. These works are inspired by the use of Spanish moss as a versatile natural painting brush. Dipped and soaked moss and other vegetable matter are applied to pare or canvas and manipulated in a process of visual discovery.