Biography

Cosimo Cavallaro was born in Montreal in 1961. The son of Italian immigrants, Cavallaro was raised both in Canada and Italy. He attended art school in Montreal before setting up shop as a sculptor in Montreal in the early 1980’s .

Cavallaro’s mediums range from photography (Nudes, Bike seats, Blinders on Donkey, fruit, fish in bowl, ) to large sand blasted steel sculptures ( Knot series) to installations and performance pieces using perishables, (Chocolate Jesus, Cheese house, Cheese room,  Chocolate saints, Ketchup room, Absolute pressed Ham bed, Candy chair, Twiggy In Cheese) to rubber sculptures (inflatable piano, shovel,) to fiberglass resin sculptures (Jelly beans)to most recently polished stainless steel sculptures(Arrows) to works on paper (Love Your Bean)

His work with perishables has attracted massive media coverage, CNN – Anderson Cooper, ABC, CBC, NBC, BBC, CBS, CNBC,  PBS So CAL to art magazines, educational and religious journals, major national and international newspapers, pop culture magazines.

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