I was born and raised in Italy, and I graduated in Urbino @Scuola del Libro Institute of Arts, with a major in animation and illustration.
I have an extensive experience in performing arts, being posing as a character model for the Los Angeles artistic community since 2010.
All this I convey into my art. creating threedimensional work related to universal themes such as gender roles, female identity and sexuality in the context of a fast changing society. I define myself a Neo Dadaist, as my work ranges from small scale sculptures, to larger installation, to wearable art for performances and photography.
As a designer and a visual artist, I have been witnessing the convergence of my personal experience into my artistic research, moving from Italy to California and getting more and more involved with the local art scene.
At a certain point in the development of my artistic skills, my personal faith and my artistic vision aligned; is there when I saw my work taking a specific direction, one that comes from the internal struggle of preserving my feminine identity in the context of a fast changing society, reshaped by gender reformation.
In art and design the shape is the concept, and the concept is the shape. Louise Bourgeois used to ask herself: "what is the shape of this problem?"
After representing a Nose as a playful symbol of merging of feminine and masculine in art (see Ebook |The Paradox of the Roman Nose|), in 2016 I embraced the representation of the phallic shape in wearables, and always in the context of traditional female artisanal skills *jewels and textile.
My series of Cock Hats and the 3D printed nose accessory Nose Jewel (Naso Gioiello), specifically represent the phallic shape in female fashion.
The provocative use of this emblematic shape in women garments is an ironical representation of my craving for the whole: contemporary women can feel empowered again, just like Great Goddesses, when merging to the masculine without giving up their feminine energy.
Idealism or provocation? ... Maybe both, but it all comes from personal experience.
LIST OF EXHIBITIONS:
Group Show |Feminine| the Hive Gallery And Studios, DTLA
Group Show |The Coaster Show| @La Luz De Jesus Gallery , Los Angeles, California
Group show |Masters of their craft|, curated by Bill Pacak at Muzeumm gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Artist Residency @Fish Factory Arts Residence, Stordafjord, Iceland, May-June *see video preentation and images in the main page of this website
Presentation of "Nose Goddess Jewelry" as a lecture @ UCLA, hosted by instructor David Spjut, *see video clip
2016 TAM Torrance Museum of Art, Requiem for Mas Attack, a collective exhibition juried by Max Presneill
2016 "Out There", collective show juried by Francisco George and William Escalera, Gallery 825, west LA
2016 Nude Series 5, Muzeumm gallery, LA - collective show juried by Eric M. Swenson
2016 The Hive 11th Anniversary, collective show - Hive Gallery DTLA
2016 The Cannibal Flower Anniversary, group show juried by Thinkspace gallery - Art Church, West Hollywood.2015
2015"MaSk Attack", Group Show juried by Max Presneill @ Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles2015 Featured artist in "Master Blaster of Sculptures 2015", The Hive Gallery and Studios, DTLA2015 Art Installation “Recuerdos Abotonados”, juried by Alberto Lenz, director of Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, GTO, MX - Studio Relox in San Miguel De Allende, MX2015 Annual Benefit Auction @ Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, West Hollywood, CA2015 "Adorn", group show juried by Leslie Jones, Curator at LACMA @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood2015 Featured artist at "Pop Surreal" group show, Hale Arts, Venice, CA2015 "B&W" group show juried by Laura Watts, Honor Fraser Gallery@ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA2014
2014 “Master Blaster Of Sculptures” group show, Hive Gallery, Downtown LA2014 Annual Benefit Auction, Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA2014 "Out There: I Do", group show juried by William Escalera and Francisco George @ gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA2014 "The New Baroque", group show juried by Martha Otero @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA2014 "Conversation and Dialogue", group show, Keystone Gallery, Glendale, CA2014 "Habitual", group show juried by Mills Moran @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA2014 Cannibal Flower, Group Show at Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA2013
2013 "6th Artistic Uprising", Antioch University, Culver City, California2013 "In House", open studio juried by Jossi Govrin and Sherry Frumkin @ SMAS (Santa Monica Art Studios), Santa Monica, California2013 "Pop Uber Alles", group show juried by Timothy Potts , director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Gallery 825, West Hollywood, California2013 Annual Benefit Auction @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, California2013 "Gleaming Apollo", group show juried by Shula Shulamit founder of Shulamit Gallery @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA
Resident Artist at "The Hive Gallery And Studios", DTLA - monthly group shows