I was born and raised in Italy, and I graduated in Urbino at La Scuola del Libro Institute of Arts, with a major in sperimental animation and illustration.
I have an extensive experience in performing arts, as I have been working as an art model and character model for the artistic community of Los Angeles since 2010.
All this I convey into my work as an artist and designer, as I create 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 broader installations; from accessory design to wearable art.
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.
In 2015 I took a trip to Mexico, where I worked at a street-art installation, titled Recuerdos Abotonados, where I was posing with my ceramic piece, creating a living art installation in the historical calle de aldama in San Miguel De Allende, GTO.
The Mexican experience opened my eyes on the potential that I have as a performer, and was revealing of the fact that ceramic was a limiting medium for me at that stage.
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 and also my European roots, in the context of a melting pot where the dominant culture is pop and the dominant gender is male.
On 2016 I transitioned from ceramics to textile, which I felt a natural proclivity for; the first piece I designed was a 3x4x4 feet sculpture, made out of a recycled couch cover, that resembles an old fashioned wig.
I titled the piece “I feel empty” and I hand-sewn the title one sequin at the time on the sculpture. 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 been exploring textile and hand-stitching techniques, and I have developed wearable art exploring themes connected with female identity, included my recurring concept of The Nose (a playful representation of feminine and masculine attributes merged into an art piece - Ebook |The Paradox of the Roman Nose|).
On 2017 I embraced the representation of phallic shapes in the context of traditional female artisanal crafts, such as hand stitched textile and jewelry /see ref. Ebook “Phallic Shapes in Female Garments”, @Amazon.com
My series of Avant Garde Hats and the 3D printed nose accessory Nose Jewel (Naso Gioiello), created between 2016 and 2017, specifically represent the phallic shape in female garments, with the aim to produce emblematic photographic imagery.
2018 has been for me the discovery of beaded ropes, as I explored wearables made of hand woven beads and developed my own series of playful and colorful necklaces.
My line is inspired by contemporary bijoux and the work of Felicia Rix at the Wiener Werkstatte in 1920.
Since April 2018 I collaborate with the fashion stylist house Ivan Bitton, located in West Hollywood.
LIST OF EXHIBITIONS:
Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, vendor at the 8th annual Holiday Boutique, presenting my collection of beaded ropes inspired by the flora of the Pacific Ocean.
Vendor at the “Brewery Art Walk 2018” : jewelry and millineru showcase 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 pice 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, 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
I became a member of the Los Angeles Art Association on January 2013.
I was a resident artist at The Hive Gallery and Studios, in DTLA, for the whole year.