Silver Spring
 
Maryland

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My art is an attempt to make sense of a childhood growing up in Italy - surrounded since infancy by ruins and monuments of grander days - and my current life in the US surrounded by modernity, steel, glass and mass-production.
I try to bridge this gap by creating semi-abstract, simple, landscapes and cloud installations that inspire contemplation and inner peace while blending traditional media with everyday mass-produced objects and construction materials (e.g. PVC, grout, cement, plastic beads, glassy resin).  What from afar seem deceptively simple color-blocking landscapes actually hide multiple layers of media. Like a contemporary Rome, where strata of old material are piled on and topped by a thin coating of modernity, my paintings have multiple layers of paint topped by glossy plastic clouds or shiny resin. However, there’s no social criticism in my paintings. Plastic and modernity are not negative. They are just another surface, another phase, a complementary layer. 

Recently, the dramatic shift in political climate in Europe and the US in 2016 and 2017 has forced me to reconsider my role as an artist/immigrant in society. Since then I have started a new body of work around the  topics of migrant identity, the fleeting concepts of home and safety, and nationalistic historical narratives. 

Born in Rome, Italy in 1976. 
Landed in Washington, DC in 2008. 

group exhibitions:
2017

  • Hillyer Art Space: "CREATE/CHANGE" (juried) 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, DC
  • Touchstone Gallery: "The art of Engagement" (juried) 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
  • Washington Project for the Arts: "Annual Art Auction Gala and Exhibit" (invitation)           
  • Annapolis Maritime Museum: "Stormy Weather"(juried) 23 Second Street, Annapolis MD
  • The Galleries at the National Institutes of Health: "Changing Art Show"  (invitation) 10 Center Drive MSC 1352, Bethesda, MD

2016

  • Washington Project for the Arts: "Annual Art Auction Gala and Exhibit" (invitation) 

2014

  • Washington ArtWorks: "Small Wonders Exhibit"  (juried) 12276 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD
  • Arlington Art Center: "Dia De Los Muertos" (juried) 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA
  • Touchstone Gallery: "MiniSolos" (juried) 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

​​public/community art:
June 2017 - ongoing

  • “Square Dance” Mural, Dance Place, Washington, DC in collaboration with artist My Ly
  • The Cloud Project, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

art residencies:
September 2016 - July 2017

  • Dupont Underground, Washington, DC

auctions:
2017

  • Paddle 8 Auctions - Washington Project for the Arts - Burial Grounds I and II - Lot Number 125 

2016

  • Paddle 8 Auctions - Washington Project for the Arts Large Landscape IV - Lot Number 93 

publications:

affiliations:

  • Washington Project for the Arts, member     

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