Fine artist

 

Born in Italy and currently living in England.

I have a BA (Hons) in Visual arts, a PGCE in art and design, a PG in Asian art and a MA by project in Fine art with a research on Zen brushwork.

I have a great passion for Chinese and Japanese art and creates calligraphy, painting, sculpture and paper craft such as origami, boxes, wrapping designs and paper dolls.

My work follows a path that reflects my recent research on gesture focusing on the relationship between body and mind. I use ink and earth powder (originate from the volcano "Etna") for 2D work and metal for sculptures.

I actually work as an art tutor and workshop leader in various Colleges in London. I am also a visiting lecturer at the University of the arts London and at Middlesex university (M.O.D.A). I have exhibited my work in Italy, England and Germany and won a prize for my original style.


Solo Exhibitions

1999 "Essenze pitagoriche", Amberg (Germany)

2005 "My artwork", Changing Room gallery (London UK) 

2007 "A way of life", Hall Place Museum (Kent UK)

2009 "La Pigna art gallery" (Rome Italy)

2011 "Colorida galeria" (Lisbon, Portugal)

Major group exhibitions

1998 "Laboratorio delle Idee", Accademia di Belle Arti (Italy)

2003 "Biennal Leonardo Da Vinci", University of Fine Art (Rome)

2006 "Momentum2006" Passmore Edward Museum (London UK)

2009 "Knowing me, knowing you", Japan Embassy (London UK)

2009 "Universe City", Art Below (London UK)

2009 "Pause" MA by project summer Show, London Metropolitan University

2010 "Summer Salon" at Islington Arts Factory, London

2011 Summer exhibition at Kentish Town Health centre, London 

 

Bibliography

2003 article on "Mondo Sabino" cultural magazine (Rome)

2005 article  on "Guardian" newspaper (London)

2007/2009 origami models on "BOS" magazine (London) 

2010 article on "Hornsey Journal" about a papercraft workshop 

2010 "Sidekick books", illustration for "birdbook poem"

2010 ICA (International Contemporary Artists) books, artist page


Publications

1998 Critics on Sicilian magazine "Sotto il vulcano" and on "Locus Aetneus" contemporary exhibition catalogue

 

Commissions, awards and projects

various private commissions in Italy: Design and projects in clubs, shops and restaurants

2009 "Landfillart" (project - USA )

2009 "Fairy tale  writing project" (London UK)

2010 "hunger bowl" (project in California - USA) 

2010 Illustration for a "birdbook" (to be published in September)

2010 Competition "world of art", with show at "Urania", Berlin

2011 Selected for an iPad application (artwork publication)

2011 on of the Winner for the drawing competition "stroke of genius 4" 

2011 donation project for Japan and for the Islington arts factory

2012 Selected by AOI (Association of Illustrators) for the publication of a work on the Best British Illustration's annual book "Images"