MassArt alumnus John Raimondi ’73 (BFA Sculpture) creates immense sculptures out of sheets of Corten and stainless steel, and bronze that are cut, formed, rolled, and welded into shape. The resulting works are monumental and elegant, solid and ethereal—some rising over 60 feet in the air. His early geometric minimalism style of sculpture, which grew out of his time at MassArt, evolved over time into more fluid and organic forms that explore the subjects of endangered species, figurative abstraction, jazz music, and most recently Native American culture.
To date, John has completed over one hundred monumental works for public and corporate locations, and private collections worldwide. To mark the 45th anniversary of his career as a sculptor, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is featuring the first major museum show of his preparatory drawings and maquettes for his massive works in an exhibition entitled Drawing to Sculpture: John Raimondi through April 10, 2016.