Esmé Saccuccimorano (she/her, b. 1997) integrates material approaches across media to explore the relationships between human perception, meaning, medicine, function, placebo, and communication. In her work, abstracted symbols and characters from a personal visual lexicon teeter on the line between meaningful and decorative before coalescing into atmospheric narratives. Thematically, these narratives orbit around ideas of death and loss, sense of place, and how humans’ understanding of ‘function’ and ‘meaning’ has impacted the hierarchies into which we sort the natural world.
Saccuccimorano is currently based out of the Finger Lakes region of New York. She received her BFA from the Alfred University School of Art and Design in 2020, has shown internationally in group shows, and was the 2020 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Patricia Kerr Ross Award and the State University of New York’s Thayer Fellowship.