LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Maria “Rosmunda” Bressan
Born: 21st July 1992, Pordenone (Italy)
Based: Carrara (Italy)
Education: In 2011, she graduated from Galvani Liceo Artistico Statale, an art-centred high school in Pordenone (IT). In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Accademia di Belle Arti of Carrara, where she also graduated with a Master's Degree in Sculpture in 2017.
Artistic Experience: Maria has an academic education in sculpture. She autonomously develops and deepens painting techniques, covering illustration, murals and other supports such as pottery. Exhibitions and Artworks: Pupil of Professor Franco Mauro Franchi, she took part in multiple collectives of his school of sculpture "Fornace Pasquinucci" in Montelupo Fiorentino, Florence (IT). In 2015, she was selected for the first edition of Festival FISAD in Turin (IT). FISAD is an international festival of art organised in collaboration with Accademia Albertina, and which hosted the international excellencies of Academies of Fine Arts. In the same years, she also exhibited her sculpture "Fauno Trampoliere" (Stilt Walker Faun) at Prix Italy (Turin) in the national headquarters of Rai (Italian National Radio and Television). In September 2019, she took part in the first edition of Sinergia Festival, taking place at Casale Amati in the province of La Spezia (IT), where she painted the mural titled “Guardiana" (Guardian). She collaborated with Friday For Future Genoa collective by painting the mural "Moby Dick, there is no Planet B" at the underground gallery of Brignole Station in Genoa (IT). In June 2020, she painted the mural titled "Phoenix" for the community centre "La Casa Rossa" of Montignoso, Massa Carrara (IT). In the same month, she took part in "TRAME Festival, Serrande Chiuse per Arte Aperta" (Grosseto), creating the street-art painting "New Human Connection”. In July 2020, she collaborated with a group of artists from Carrara, conceiving an urban artwork to celebrate the anniversary of the Carrara's women rebellion against the German order of evacuation of the city. The artwork merged from such a reflection is titled "La Staffetta" (The Partisan Courier).
Publications: In 2015, she illustrated the book "Le mie foglie erano già nate", written by Michela Passatempo and published by L’Orto della Cultura. In 2016, she illustrated the 2017's calendar of the music association "Controtempo" of Sacile, Pordenone (IT). In 2018, she created illustrations for Michela Passatempo's poetry collection "Un’affollata solitudine", published by L’Orto della Cultura. In 2020, together with other eleven artists, she illustrated the 2021's calendar "Lunario della Dea", by Chiara Chiostergi and published by Macro Edizioni.
Projects: Maria is the co-founder of the street art project #adottaunvicolo (Adopt an Alley), which aims at the urban renewal of Carrara, where the artist currently lives. The project is self-organised since November 2018, and Bressan contributed - and still contributes to it with various artworks, including the murals "Voliera" (Aviary) and “Lucy". In 2019, she created a graphic project titled "Tarocchi in Cammino" (Tarots on the Road), a personal re-interpretation of the twenty-two Major Arcana.
Her artistic research starts with the investigation of the symbol, and both its spiritual and
psychologic potential, in order to comprehend the impact of the Archetype on the
human being. Her artworks draw energy from ancient myths, traditional fairy tales, and
The animal kingdom and the female figure are channels used by the artist to manifest
her poetic research. On one side, the numerous manifestations of the feminine often
carry the artist' ideals. On the other side, the ideal symbolic representation of the artist
can be encountered in the image of the animal, through its contact with nature and its
generative power, through its instinctive nature and the inclination to deepen.
WHO I AM
I use Art as a tool to investigate myself and the magic inside the world.
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