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 a professional artist and tutor in Ipswich, Suffolk. 


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)

2014 "Dancing line", Snape Maltings (Suffolk, UK)

2015 Solo show at Aldeburgh Gallery (Suffolk, UK) 


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

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

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

2005 Article on Guardian newspaper (London)

2007/2009 Origami models on the British Origami Society's magazine (London) 

2012 Drawing and article on OM Yoga magazine 

 

Publications

2016 "Origami" book with Arcturus Publishing

2017 "Origami Jewelry" book with Arcturus Publishing 

2017 "Beginning Chinese brush" book with Walter Foster Publishing

2018 "Kirigami" book with Arcturus Publishing

 

Awards and projects

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

2003 Prize and Medal " corrente artistica personale" Leonardo Da Vinci Biennal 

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"