Jeremy Lepisto received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University (in Alfred, New York USA) in 1997 with a focus in Glass and Metals (with minors in Art History and Art Education). Since graduating, Lepisto has worked for both personal studios and in industry, made custom artwork for himself and others, lectured and taught workshops internationally and has built and operated two independent studios. His artwork is inspired by the separate histories, intersecting connections and constructed elements of everyday surroundings. He makes artwork that employs the visual vocabulary of these places to explore the complex in the common and to comment on the condition of the spaces we all share.
I am interested and engaged in making work utilizing the mediums of both glass and metal. With these materials, I make custom created projects for other individuals and industry as well as construct separate series of my own artwork. My personal pursuits led me to commence a PhD research project that I am currently working towards completing.
The impetus of my PhD research focuses on the constructs of the modern shipping container. In 2009, I dispatched an 18 cubic meter-shipping container filled with a carefully considered and condensed collection of my belongings from Portland, Oregon to Canberra, Australia. This action started a new chapter of life for me and also cemented my interest in the idea of the modern shipping container as an agent of transference.
Beyond my personal experience, I believe that the invention and implementation of the simple structure of the shipping container has led to a duality of global developments for people, places and objects that now connect, affect and aid their separate timelines and abilities. My practice led research therefore focuses on the constructs of the modern shipping container to widely explore its analogous affect upon the transference of agency for people, places and objects within a sculpture-based context
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