Deb Gioia May 24 - June 14, 2014
Deb Gioia

Gioia, born of Italian immigrants, was raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  There she earned a BA in psychology and a Master’s degree in counseling.  However art was a recurring theme throughout her life, methodically developing her talent while pursuing other interests. In 2004, after several years in private practice, she moved to North Padre Island, Texas to work full time as an artist.

Initially Gioia worked solely as a sculptor, utilizing both welding and soldering methods.  Her artistic direction quickly included painting as well.  Gioia’s subject matter often is an extension of her sculptures that combine whimsical energy with sensuality.

Check out the video featuring Deb and her work below -- filmed and edited by her husband and 2004 Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist Thom Evans.