About

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Bruna D'Alessandro is a visual artist originally from Rome, Italy.

She graduated in 'Painting' at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma in 2010 and she received her Master Degree in 'Multimedia and Technological Arts' in 2013. Bruna has recently extended her practice to New York City.

Her current works incorporate parts of her traditional painting, drawing and history studies with contemporary media and materials to create immersive installations, drawing viewers into dreamlike worlds of her design.  She is currently working mostly using metal forming and welding fabrication techniques.

'My work explores intimacy and investigates the relationship between opposing elements of the reality before us and the distorted perception created within our minds and dreams. Through creating visions of people and imaginary places, I focus attention on the relationship between the reality and what is indefinable. Perceptions, dreams, imagination, illusion, hallucination, grotesque, and amorphous forms are used to convey an intimate, yet alien atmosphere. I wish to create a relationship with the viewers, while pushing their limits of comfort. My intent is to form a space where all the confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety that comes from the distortion and skewing of perception are felt. While trained in painting and drawing, I use whatever material or medium I feel is needed to best realize my work.'


EDUCATION

2013  Master's Degree (110/110 cum Laude ) in Multimedia and Technological Arts at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, Italy   

2010  Bachelor's degree (110/110 cum Laude ) in Painting at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, Italy

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • Biennale del libro d’artista V^ edizione, 5-20 luglio 2019, Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico Maggiore - Sala della biblioteca, Napoli IT

    Artist in Residence Open Studio, Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane Salem NY 12865

  • BECOMING, North Main Gallery, Salem NY

  • Pop-App. Scienza, arte e gioco nella storia dei libri animati dalla carta alle app, Museum of the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, via della Stamperia 6, Rome

2018

  • New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), New York

  • Industry City Open Studios, Industry City, ATHStudios, 274 36th St., Sunset Park, Brookln NY, 11232

2017

  • Metal—A Sculpture Exhibit, 7B Nolan Park , Governor’s Island, NYC

  • Fondazione Pescarabruzzo: Opere d’arte per la tutela ambientale, la Maison des Arts of Fondazione Pescarabruzzo, Corso Umberto I, 83, 65122 Pescara PE, Italy

  • MUGSHOTS: Celebrating Ceramics and all mediums with a focus on the face,Verum Ultimum Gallery, 3014 NE Ainsworth, Portland, Oregon, 97211

2016

  • Soul.Ship: Artists for Revolution, The Living Gallery BK, 1094 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11221

  • Merit Scholarship Exhibition, Phillis Harriman Mason Gallery, Manhattan NY

  • STATIM FINIS, Stephen Romano Gallery, 117 Grattan Street Suite 112, Brooklyn NY, 11237

  • Concours Exhibition, Phillis Harriman Mason Gallery, Manhattan NY

  • SMALL WORKS 2016, Lemonade Stand Gallery, 318 Petronia Street, Key West , Florida

2015

  • QUATTRO, Group Exhibition, Centro Culturale TECLA, Via Toledo 424, Napoli, Italy

  • 22" x 30", Group Exhibition, Manahattan Borough President's Office, Manahattan, NY

  • Concours Exhibition, Phillis Harriman Mason Gallery, Manhattan NY

  • Concours Exhibition, Phillis Harriman Mason Gallery, Manhattan NY

2013

  • Exhibition on SAATCHI SCREEN of one selected work, 2nd floor of the Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York's HQ, King's Road, London

  • SOVRACCARICO 14 , collective performative event -personal performative project:
    “Progetto Morte”. Padiglioni Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Campo Boario, Testaccio, Rome

2012

  • Affordable Art Fair Roma 2012- 50 gallerie internazionali. MACRO Testaccio- La Pelanda, Ex Mattatoio, Testaccio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4, Rome.

  • Emergenze Arte Roma 2012- quarta edizione. Chiostro della Basilica di S.Anselmo, piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta 5, Rome

2011

  • Solo Exhibition at the conference “Progetto piani di comunicazione, Campagna informativa sull’adesione dei cittadini a“LO SCREENING DEI TUMORI NEL MOLISE”. LILT, Lega italiana per la lotta contro i tumori, Rome.

  • Paintings on Canvas, Solo exhibition, Foollyk, Vicolo della Fontana 1, 00199, Roma.

2010

  • Forme di donna- curated by Traslochi ad Arte, Alpheus, Roma

  • TRAUMATIC- solo Exhibition, Faenas Cafè, via Portuense 47, Roma

  • Exhibition in Circolo degli Artisti, via Casilina Vecchia 42, Roma. During the IN WONDER NIGHT event.

  • La Violenza e l’Arte- Group Exhibition, Cassiopea Gallery, via Basento 24, Roma.

  • PORTRAITS- Solo exhibition, Faenas Cafè, via Portuense 47, Roma.

RESIDENCIES

2019  Salem Art Works- Studio Artists Program- Black Smithing studio, 19 Cary Lane  Salem NY 12865 (May 30th-July 19th)

AWARDS

2015 Sidney Glusman Merit Award