I was born and raised in Italy, and graduated from “La Scuola del Libro Institute of Arts” in Urbino, with a major in experimental animation and illustration. In 2005 I earned a master degree in game design from the European Institute of Design, in Rome .
Due to my early experience in the animation industry, in 2009 I relocated from Rome to Los Angeles, where I live and work.
Here I became involved with the artistic community in many ways, and I developed an extensive experience in performing arts, working as an art model and character model for in the main art academies and animation studios.
I convey this variety of skills into my work, as an artist and designer, creating playful sculptures, and designing wearables related to universal themes, such as sexual identity.
I am fascinated and inspired by the work of designers from 1920 to 1940, and textile is my preferred medium, although I had an early experience with ceramics.
My wearables and soft sculptures have a minimal type of look, bright primary colors and an avant garde type of narrative.
On 2017 I embraced the representation of phallic shapes in the context of fashion accessories for women, such as millinery and jewelry /see ref. Ebook “Phallic Shapes in Female Garments”, Amazon Kindle.
In 2018 I designed my original line of hand woven beaded fashion jewelry, which I titled Pon Pon and was inspired by the work of designers at the Wiener Werkstatte.from 1925 to 1940. The project is ongoing.
On May 2017 my Venetian nose jewel was included in the presigious online collection of contemporary jewel design #donna.jewel - see Instagram page, image dated May 11 2017
Since December 2018 my beaded work is available for purchase at the Wildling Museum in Solvang, CA.
Since April 2018 my balaclava masks and nose jewels are carried by the fashion stylist house Ivan Bitton, located in West Hollywood.
I have been a member of the Los Angeles Art Association since January 2013, being present in many collective exhibits.
LIST OF EXHIBITIONS:
“Nude Art La 2019”, runway show of my Avant Garde Millinery in the context of a broader fashion show with LA based fashion and jewelry designers .
Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 8th annual Holiday Boutique: line of beaded ropes inspired by the flora of the Pacific Ocean.
Vendor at the “Brewery Art Walk 2018” : jewelry and millinery showcased at The Jesus Wall Gallery, 600 Moulton Ave / DTLA.
|1000 Hats|, Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA - personal show of ceramics and hand sewn millinery, all designed between 2014 and 2018
Museo Archeologico di Cisternino, “Between Two Seas”, International group show curated by Luigia Martelloni , Cisternino, Puglia. Italy. A piece from my installation is now part of the permanent collection of MAC /Museum of Archeological Art/ Cisternino, Puglia.
The Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA , collaborative performance with artist China Adamas “Energy Generated Massage”
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, CA "Out There: I Do", group show juried by William Escalera and Francisco George @ gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA "The New Baroque", group show juried by Martha Otero @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA "Conversation and Dialogue", group show, Keystone Gallery, Glendale, CA "Habitual", group show juried by Mills Moran @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA
Resident artist at Santa Monica Art Studios.2013
"6th Artistic Uprising", Antioch University, Culver City, California
"In House", open studio juried by Jossi Govrin and Sherry Frumkin @ SMAS (Santa Monica Art Studios), Santa Monica, California
"Pop Uber Alles", group show juried by Timothy Potts , director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Gallery 825, West Hollywood, California
Annual Benefit Auction @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, California
"Gleaming Apollo", group show juried by Shula Shulamit founder of Shulamit Gallery @ Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA
Member of the Los Angeles Art Association since January 2013.