“Bobbi’s work allowed us to create a fascinating juxtaposition of art and meaning against our installation of a major national traveling exhibition at our regional history museum about plastics. As the Chief Curator of the institution, not only did we love the depth and message of Bobbi’s work, but she has truly been one of the most delightful and stress-free community partners and artists we have had the opportunity of exhibiting. Multiple visitors cited Bobbi’s exhibition as inspirational and that it encouraged them to look for the often unnoticed beauty hiding in plain sight throughout our everyday lives.” - Pam Schwartz, Chief Curator (Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL)
4/28/19 Sara Bass: Thank you for exhibiting with us at The Ponte Vedra Cultural Center! It was such an interesting show and you were a delight to work with, (Guest Book Comment)
As Curator of the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, I'd like to offer my support and express my appreciation for the creative talent's of artist Bobbi Mastrangelo.From December 8, 2015 – April 17, 2016 the Polasek Museum displayed a unique exhibition entitled, "Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture." Mastrangelo's two works, "The City Beautiful" and " Con Edison Concert" ,were not only selected from many applicants to be on display, but she created a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that was truly inventive and a favorite of our visitors, as well as a darling of the media. Her work was featured in Orlando Arts Magazine and appeared on an episode of WUCF'stelevision show"Artisode".
“Con Edison Concert” was a particularly successful work of art, that spoke tactically as well as auditory to our target demographic for this exhibition--the vision impaired community. As Curator, I toured the Orlando Council for the Blind through this exhibit and its members were in rapture that Mastrangelo had made a piece they could "see," touch and experience. What a triumph and a very special moment !Additionally, it was as such a learning tool for student visitors, as she incorporated topical and trivia sound bits into the work, enhancing the educational impact of our traditionally visual art venue. I was delighted by how much specialization Bobbi put into her work and was really touched by her eagerness to allow others to touch and interact with her work freely. I personally would describe her series, "Grate Works" as epic and worthy of preservation as it documents the individual nuisance and flavors of each of the city she captures so expertly. Mastrangelo is a texture master!
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
2019 “Grate Works of Art”
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
2016-2017 “Plastics Undercover”- “Grate Works of Art”
(Complimentary Solo Exhibit)
Orlando FL History Center
Bobbi Mastrangelo’s work was chosen for an environmentally- focused local art exhibit to coincide with “Plastics Unwrapped.”
This was a traveling exhibit out of the Burke Museum in Seattle that discusses the history and application of plastic materials and also their impacts on the environment.
Many of Mastrangelo’s creations are constructed from layers of poly-styrene or adapted from recycled foam shipping containers.
2016 “Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture” (Juried Group Show) Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park FL
“Mastrangelo’s”Con Edison Concert” promoted Appreciation of Electricity through the fun experience of touching the buttons, hearing, and feeling the various components incorporated along the sides. These included: a musical doorbell, an LED light, switches, an outlet and three play back recordings of electricity trivia.
2014 “Best of the Best”
Nine Winning artists From Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursday’s Programs
The Mayor’s Gallery,
3rd Floor at Orlando City Hall
from June 14- September 19, 2014.
June 2014 “Best of the Best”
Orlando FL Museum of Art First Thursdays Group exhibit of the year’s Best of Show Winners Orlando Museum of Art, FL
May 2014 “Inside 52GA-R”
Mastrangelo’s “ “Inside 52GA-R” won BEST of SHOW at Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursday’s Exhibit.
2013 “Manhole Messages”
% Islip Art Museum
at Mac Arthur Airport, Ronkonkoma, NY
2011 ” Water Works”
(solo exhibition, Mastrangelo’s water cover sculptures and prints)
Toho Water Authority Kissimmee FL
2003 Mastrangelo’s “Grate Works”
Toast Gallery Port Jefferson, NY
1996 “GRATE WORKS
Baltimore Public Works Museum
1994 “LISTEN To THE EARTH”
(juried group exhibition)
Hamilton College Clinton, NY
1994 Manhole Covers Invitational
NY Hall of Science Corona NY
1994 “City Views”
(curated group exhibition)
Staller Center for the Arts Stony Brook NY
1989 “Hazardous Waste Site ”
Ouudoor Sculpture Now (juried group exhibition) Islip NY Art Museum