AdrienneRose Gionta, aka VJ_ARG_A_LICIOUS,
works in performance, film/video, sculpture, drawing, and installation. Her work explores notions of fatness, embodiment, and fulfillment in “real” and online spaces. She examines how body image mediates our access/relationship with pleasure, ambiguating the distinction between notions of utopia and dystopia through subverting and re-appropriating preexisting codes or “carrying on” multidimensional histories driven by the fear of it all disappearing into never existing when everything dies. She summarizes her position within, and as: Pop Culture Consigliere,
VJ soothsayer, Rose Whisperer, Digital Ideation Butterfly, and Extended Reality Evangelist.
Tumblr Virtuoso, Internet of Things Svengali
and 50 Shades of Earl Grey.
Born in Brooklyn, NY. Gionta lives and works in
South Florida. She earned an MFA in Time Based Media and Photography from Florida International University, Miami, Florida and her BFA in Sculpture from the Department of Visual Arts and Art History and a
BA in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University
in Boca Raton, Florida. She was awarded the
South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship
for Visual and Media Artists – one of the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants
in the United States in 2017; as well as the Art and Architecture Fellow at the Department of Architecture, Florida International University; and the Women in the Visual Arts Scholarship, Florida Atlantic University.
Recent solo exhibitions include MOIST, Jacqueline Falcone Bed & Breakfast, Miami; ARG/ rīziNG/, Red Cube, Miami; Never Before Seen, Meta Gallery at Locust Projects, Miami; and Everything’s Coming Up AdrienneRoses, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami. In addition, her work has been featured in many group exhibitions at various institutions, including Imago Mundi Museum, Treviso; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; The Situation Room, Los Angeles; The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Spinello Projects, Miami; David Castillo Gallery, Miami; Locust Projects, Miami; Dimensions Variable, Miami; Mana Contemporary, Miami; Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood and Cornell Museum of Art, Palm Beach; among others. Her works are in the permanent collection of The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami and the Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale; as well as in several private collections. Gionta’s work has been reviewed in the
Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, ARTnews, Artsy.net, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Brazil and artdaily.org.