About

Isabella Gherardi lives and works in Rome. Her artistic research moves between drawing, photography, painting, installation and marble sculpture.

Among the cycles of works we remember: “Greenhouses”, on the theme of nature; the “Bilder” series, on the female nude and china ink drawing; “Fayum”, photographic self-portraits and gold leaf; “Myths”, imaginary portraits of female heroes; “Self-portraits”, layered watercolors of female faces and bodies; “Still Lives”, photographic works where the study of color predominates. 
“Greenhouses” is a research that the artist has been carrying on since the beginning and has as its subject nature, botanical gardens and greenhouses. Subjects shot with the Hasselblad are then reworked in the studio by combining refined collages, very fine drawings and very light shades of color. All this gives the new image an aura of rarefaction. Reality is transfigured in a suspended and timeless atmosphere.

Her works are present in important public and private collections including Ludwig Collection, Aachen; Pecci Museum, Prato; Sammlung SpallArt, Salzburg; UniCredit Group Collection, Milano; County Museum of Los Angeles.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Jardins Intérieurs, Proprieté Caillebotte, Yerres
Attalea Princeps, Galerie Pièce Unique et Pièce Unique Variations, Paris

2012
Greenhouses, Studio Geddes, Roma

2011    
Padiglione Italia della 54^ Biennale d’Arte di Venezia

2008
Morgana, Museo Pecci, Prato

2007
Lust, Galleria Santo Ficara, Firenze, curated by Sergio Risaliti

2006
Reflection/Refraction, Two by Thirteen Gallery, New York
Alighiero Boetti – Marocco, Photo & Contemporary, Torino

2005
Women in love, Terri Foundation, New York, curated by Thalia Vrachopulos

2004
Venezia Immagine, Padiglione Italia della Biennale di Venezia
Photogenic, Galleria Paola Verrengio, Salerno, curated by Angelo Trimarco
Photogenic, Fondazione Morra, Napoli

2003
Le Opere e i Giorni, Certosa di Padula, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

2002
Shunga, Fallani Best, Firenze, curated by Giuliano Serafini
Continuità, Museo Pecci, Prato, curated by Jean Christophe Ammann

2001
Fiori di Carne, Spazio San Carpoforo, Milano
Alighiero Boetti, Marocco, Biennale Internazionale della Fotografia, Torino
La memoria e l’oblio, Museo Pecci, Prato, curated by Bruno Corà

2000
Photography, John Weber Gallery, New York

1999
Bilder, Museo Ludwig, Aachen, curated by Wolfgang Becker and Achille Bonito Oliva

1996
Serre, Studio Bocchi, Roma

1995
Greenhouses, Tricia Collins Gallery, New York

1994
Serre, Galleria Dina Carola, Napoli

1990
Greenhouses, Studio Casoli, Milano


COLLECTIVES

2001
Biennale della Fotografia, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino

1999
Con…Tatto, La posteria, Milano

1998
Over the Mantle, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York

1997
Conversion, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York

1996
Girl, Girl, Girl, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York

Foto di Isabella Gherardi