Works by Debra Scacco address the contradiction of collective isolation as a result of contemporary migration. Texture and repetition are key elements in her work, often relying on an aggregation of marks to create a unified whole. Scacco rationalizes emotion and history into rules of execution. Every creative action is the result of a concept-led system of making. These parameters provide the necessary structure to continually re-construct the past into a form that may assist the present and future: each element of time processed and therefore executed in its own distinct way. Exploring placelessness in relation to time and memory, the emotional significance of personal history is a catalyst for continual investigation of geography and environment, both actual and constructed.

Scacco received a BA in Studio Art from Richmond University, London (1998). Her work has been seen at Royal Academy of Arts (London) and Viper Basel (Switzerland). She was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Statue of Liberty National Monument (2012), and was nominated for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2009). Scacco is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. After living in London for 16 years, she recently relocated to live and work in Los Angeles.

Scacco is represented by Klowden Mann, Los Angeles.
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