Tampa Bay, FL
Strawberry Room, Immersive room installation
Alongside his partner and collaborator, Macy Eats Paint, Emiliano has created an immersive, mixed media installation that celebrates one of Florida’s sweetest crops, strawberries, and pays homage to the culture that surrounds strawberry production in the greater Tampa Bay region. The Strawberry Room, located in the Mermaid Star Motel, presents a celestial theory for the origins of the beloved fruit, while acknowledging how the berries are grown and harvested today, and showcasing the folksy decadence that defines strawberry culture and cuisine.
Emiliano Settecasi is a Tampa-based artist whose work is influenced by contemporary design, the iconography of branding and advertising and the Baroque. He has studied at the Pratt Institute and the University of South Florida and earned his BFA from the latter in 2016. Settecasi has exhibited work in a number of establishments throughout the Tampa Bay area, including MIZE Gallery, Tempus Projects and Gallery 501, and participated in the Emerging Artist Program at the 2018 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. He is currently a Gallery Assistant at Gallery221 at Hillsborough Community College and a member of Seminole Heights’ artist collective, QUAID.