Jim Dessicino is a sculptor who uses the human figure to explore the sociopolitical. His sculptures often examine the relationship between art and political power structures. He currently teaches Introduction to Sculpture at the University of the Arts. Upcoming solo exhibitions will be held in 2017 at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA and Stockton University, Pomona, NJ in 2018. Dessicino received the Faith in Form Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2016 with his friend and collaborator Eòin Burke. In 2015, Dessicino was an artist in residence at La Chateau de La Napoule. He worked as a studio assistant to Titus Kaphar from 2010 – 2012 and led tours of the Vatican Museums from 2007 – 2009.