LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Born in Cinquefrondi, Italy, 10 March 1984.
Languages: Italian native speaker, English, Spanish
February-April 2016: La Ceiba Grafica, Veracruz, Mexico. https://www.laceibagrafica.org/
Residency production program , focusing on stone lithography technique.
August 2016: LUMEN Residency, Atina FR, Italy
Semptember 2015: LUMEN Residency,
Two weeks multidisciplinary residency program https://www.lumenstudios.co.uk/residency/
SOLO SHOWS (selection)
SUGGESTIO AETATIS, Palazzo Cesare Pirrò, Montepaone centro (CZ), Italy.
PLAYING THE ALCHEMIST, Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin's St, London, UK.
SPECCHI TEREOMORFICI, Natural History Museum “La Specola”, Via Romana n17, Florence, Italy.
COLLECTIVES SHOWS (selection)
SEMI, RAW Rome Art Week, GarageZero gallery, Via Treviri, 00174 Rome. Italy
IN EINEM FERNER LAND, art festival and events curated by Art catcher,
Deutsches Märchen-und Wesersagen museum, Am Kurpark 3, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
ANATOMIA REALTA' E RAPPRESENTAZIONE
Museum of Graphic Arts, Palazzo Lanfranchi, lungarno Galilei 9, Pisa, Italy.
GRAPHICALL, contemporary printmaking exposium, juried member.
4BID gallery, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ENDS: Four artists between art and medicine,
Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St., London, UK.
HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS,
Lubomirow/Angus Hughes Gallery, 26 Lower Clapton Rd, London, UK.
UN MARE D'INCHIOSTRO, curated by “Fondazione il Bisonte” and Florence Fine Arts Academy.
"Academy of the Arts of Drawing" Via Ricasoli, 68, Florence, Italy.
PREMIO LEONARDO SCIASCIA AMATEUR D'ESTAMPES,
Museo della carta e della Filigrana Fabriano (paper art museum), Largo Fratelli Spacca,Fabriano (AN), Italy.
Scuola di Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Calle Seconda del Cristo, 1798, 30121 Venezia, Italy
MNEMONIC CITY, curated by Magma Collective,
Espacio Islandia, calle Palma 67, Madrid, Spain.
MA Printmaking Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts, Florence, Italy, 2006 - 2008.
BA Hons Fine Arts (110 e Lode) Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence, Italy, 2002 - 2007.
Erasmus Grant, (study abroad program) awarded at the Facultad de Bellas Artes Alonso Cano, Granada, Spain, 2005
TRAINING /TEACHING QUALIFICATION:
DTTLS, Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PGCSE equivalent), London, 2011, awarded in 2012
Training in colour lithography printing, Franco Pistelli Studio, Florence, Italy, 2009
EMPLOYMENT PRESENT (selection)
2012 - present
Studio technician and workshops teacher at Thames-Side Print Studio, London.
2018: Art teacher at secondary School Mattia Preti, Catanzaro, Italy.
2017: Printmaking teacher public workshops with “Taller Bambu”, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2015: Printmaking and drawing teacher , Colfe's School, Horn Park Ln, SE12 8AW,London, UK.
Teaching assistant at the Royal Drawing School, 19-22 Charlotte Rd, London (2012)
Internship at Lazinc Editions 22 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD London, UK (2011)
Collaborations with Nutmeg Editions LTD, Unit 1 Thames-Side Studios, London, UK. (2016-2018)
Thames-Side Studios, East London Printmakers, the Printmakers Council, Second Floor Studios and Art.
MY PRACTICE: DRAWING AND MANIPULATION
For me drawing is “the” practice, a starting point.
Drawing is the way to record the physic and metaphysic world, the basis to project and plan. Drawing is a path, a trace, a carrying memory foot-print, a stroke .
Spreading, scratching, etching and folding are actions that I prefer and understand better when it comes to making works and installations.
I use 'tangible' methods and traditional techniques, mostly printmaking medias, pushing their boundaries. The procedure, somehow complex, of stone lithography and etching triggers and informs my expression.
I employ a variety of metals, wood, paper and fabric, I choose natural materials to compose my pieces as I think they carry an inner organic beauty, due to their characteristics and structure (symmetry/grain/warmth/colour).
My artworks are open, they change each time I print and install them, they embed impressions and conditions coming from the environment. I use everything I make to witness the process, suggesting the performing potential of ancient methods.
I reckon this personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition important as an act of meditation.
Recently I have included digital medias in my research. I mounted my archive of printed images and drawings in video projections as settings for dancers and performers.
My prints are in many public and private collections, including the Italian National Print Cabinet in Milan, Natural History Museum in Florence, Tuscany Print Collection and the V&A in London.
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