Gianna Dispenza (b. 1990) graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in sculpture.

The centerpiece of Dispenza’s collection is a painting entitled, Feast III. The feast is a theme that has informed the artist’s work over the past three years, manifesting in various iterations and with a diversity of implications. While her previous paintings of the genre more signaled the insatiable, Feast III comments on a broader spectrum of hierarchies and norms, including the social and national expectations of an individual or group of individuals. The additional drawings and mono-prints on display invite the viewer into the artist’s process of drawing first from life, and then permitting a natural shift into abstraction. 




Dates of residency: September-October
Born: 1990
Hometown: Rainier, WA
Lives and works: Beirut, Lebanon

Education: BFA Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, Colorado College, SACI Studio Art Center International


Gianna Dispenza is an American figurative painter and sculptor based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her fine art studies began in Florence, Italy at SACI and she continued her higher education in liberal arts at Colorado College. Gianna completed university with a BFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, America, and Lebanon, where she recently had her first solo sculpture exhibition in Beirut.



A selective list of recent exhibitions:

  • 7 Rooms 7 Artists (Group Show), Art House Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2016
  • Haven Fundraiser (Group Show), The Station, Beirut, Lebanon 2016
  • Contour (Solo Show), The Artwork Shop, Beirut, Lebanon, 2016  
  • The Merriment of Debris (Group Show), The Station, Beirut, Lebanon, 2015
  • Apokalupto (Group Show), Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA 2014