b. 1970, West Chester, PA, USA
Lives and works in Long Island City, NY
Chiappa’s sculptural works turn exhibition spaces into immersive and surreal spaces. His egg obsession initially began in his studio with drawings and photographs, eventually materializing into a sculptural series. the forms are made through a carefully calibrated process of casting, pouring, sanding and painting plaster, refined into uncannily hyper-realistic sunny side up sculptures. ‘Chiappa’s fried eggs operate squarely within the uncomfortable intersection of two symbolic legacies, mining the darkly humorous vein where perfection and failure meet’.