Samuel Nigro (2009)

samuelnigro copy“As a sculptor, I seek to understand stone – what it’s made of, how it came to be, who has used it and why I do so again. I break stones – I place them: my work conflates a specific space, a chosen stone and decisive breaks. Sculpture has the potential to create its own place, contribute to a practiced place or be used as a tactical place. My aim is to make sculpture that exists within the interplay of all three; that asks how the space outside us and the space within us create what’s in between, and vice versa; and, that, in turn, generates a new thought on stone and, by extension, ourselves.”


Samuel Nigro received a M.F.A. in Sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago, a B.A from the University of Notre Dame’s Great Books Program, and studied engineering and the pre-medical sciences at the University of Michigan. Nigro works with stone and video to investigate “agentic musings, contingent wanderings, and the force of strategy.” He currently resides in New York, NY.



Visual Arts