Eugenie Spirito has been carving in stone for over two decades. She started her career in New York City, where she apprenticed with world-renowned abstract expressionist sculptor Philip Pavia, a friend and contemporary of Willem DeKooning, Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. After moving to California, she continued her training with the late Nino Russo and with Robert Cunningham at his studio in Culver City.
In addition to her original works, Eugenie has executed commissions for private collectors in New York City, Los Angeles and Europe. Her patrons include, Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna, Kenny G, Lyndie Benson, Brett and Miranda Tollman, James and Blanche Blatt, the family of B. Wayne Hughes, and Carl and Roberta Deutsch.
"I find that each stone - alabaster, marble, calcite - has a unique character or personality. In my work I dialog with the stone, offering my ideas but allowing the stone to help dictate the form. It’s an intimate, meditative process, and I crave it."