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, posing as an art andcharacter model for the Los Angeles` artistic community since 2010.
All this I convey into my work, designing sculptures and wearables related to universal themes such as gender roles, female identity and sexuality in the context of a fast changing society.
I like to think of myself as a disciple of Bauhaus, 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 involved with the local art scene.
On January 2013 I became a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, on 2014 I was a resident artist at the Santa Monica Art Studios and a student of ceramics at the Santa Monica Community College.
But pretty soon I felt that these venues were not able to satisfy my craving for growth as a creative and as a woman. In 2015 I took a trip to Mexico to develop a project of ceramic art installation, Recuerdos Abotonados, which ended up for changing my artistic life for good.
The Mexican experience opened my eyes about the potential that I have as a performer, and how much ceramics were a limiting medium for me.
At the same time 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.
I moved quickly from ceramics to textile, and the first piece I designed was a 3x4x4 feet sculpture reembling an old fashioned wig, and made out of a recycled couch cover.
I titled the piece “I feel empty”. That is how I felt in the context of the Angeleno`s contemporary art scene.
That was a turning point in my journey of self expression. I have developed wearable art since then, always exploring my recurring theme of The Nose (a playful representation of feminine and masculine attributes merged into an art piece - Ebook |The Paradox of the Roman Nose|).
Lately I I embraced the representation of the phallic shape in the context of traditional female artisanal crafts, such as hand stitched textile.
My series of Cock Hats and the 3D printed nose accessory Nose Jewel (Naso Gioiello), specifically represent the phallic shape in female garments, with the aim to produce emblematic photographic imagery and video clips.
LIST OF EXHIBITIONS:
Artist Residency @Fish Factory Arts Residence, Stordafjord, Iceland, May-June *see video presentation and images in the main page of this website
Presentation of "Nose Goddess Jewelry" as a lecture @ UCLA, hosted by David Spjut, instructor at summer extended studies in art and design *media lab.
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
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
2015 "MaSk Attack", Group Show juried by Max Presneill @ Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles2015 Art Installation “Recuerdos Abotonados”, street installation and indoor exhibit hosted by Alberto Lenz, director of Bellas Artes of San Miguel de Allende, GTO, MX – Locations: Calle Aldama and Studio Relox, 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, CA
20142014 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, CA
Resident artist at Santa Monica Art Studios.2013
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
Becoming a member of Los Angeles Art Association on January 2013.