LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Claudia Alessi is a figurative artist whose work explores the themes of personal memory and women's identity. Although in the past she has worked with a variety of mediums (painting, video, installation, photography, animation), in the recent years she has focused almost exclusively on painting and drawing. Her work is deeply influenced by the western tradition but open to continuous experimentation.
She first trained at the Art Students League of New York and at Parsons School of Design and later graduated cum laude in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome in 2008.
Starting in 2008, she has exhibited her work in Italy and the United States. From 2011 to 2015 she was a member of Prince Street Gallery, where she had her first New York solo show in 2015, by the title 'Matrice blu'. Presently she works with Galleria Il Sole, in Rome.
Her latest shows are:
Il Gioco segreto, (solo show), galleria il Sole, Roma,2020
Adjacent Spaces, (two person show with Alexander Cox), Tri-mission gallery, American Embassy, Roma, 2020
Teatri dell'Io, (two person show with Ignazio Schifano), Museo Genti d'Abruzzo, Pescara, 2020
Her work and an interview with Anthony Molino are included in Molino's book: 'Oltre la tela. conversazioni sulla pittura', Edizioni Mondonuovo 2020.
"In Alessi's work the created space begins life as an imagined one, constructed using elements of photography and preparatory sketches. These references take on the appearance of a remembered image – children seen playing, or a passenger glimpsed on a train – but the compositions take liberty with the literal reference. Her choices as a painter – cool colors, the vulnerability of visible, sometimes errant marks, and the careful curating of attention through an economy of detail – contribute to an unmistakable sense of the interior emotional space in which these images live."
(from the presentation of Adjacent Spaces)
WHO I AM
I am a figurative artist. I have always been interested in people.
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