Biography

Carolina Italiani, nata a Genova, è cresciuta tra Venezia e Genova, dove ha completato gli studi di Belle Arti.

Nel 1992 frequenta il Liceo artistico, allieva di Luigi Sirotti e Paola Ginepri, inizia la sua carriera espositiva negli anni ’90 partecipando a mostre collettive sviluppa un particolare interesse per la pittura di paesaggio estemporaneo e per la decorazione d’interni.

Nel 1995 vince il primo premio al Concorso di Pittura Lega Navale Italiana e nello stesso anno si iscrive all’Accademia Ligustica di Genova (Accademia di Belle Arti) dove segue corsi di pittura, incisione e fotografia.

Nel 1998 vince una borsa di studio concessa dall’Univerdidad Complutense de Madrid dove frequenta i Corsi di Illustrazione. Contemporaneamente viene selezionata per seguire un Corso di Incisione a Santiago de Compostela proprio nell’anno in cui questa città diventa Capitale Europea della Cultura.

Nel 2000 discute una tesi sulla sua esperienza all’estero. Nell’isola di Maiorca vince per due anni consecutivi il primo premio al Concorso Pittura dal vero organizzato dalla Fundaciòn Hispana durante la Coppa del Re di Spagna di vela.

Nel 2004 segue un master in Costume teatrale all’Accademia Ligustica di Genova. Il corso è legato alla Storia del Costume e al Disegno dei Tessuti Ornamentali. Al termine del corso viene selezionata per lavorare per il Teatro alla Scala di Milano con l’Opera Europa Riconosciuta di Luca Ronconi.

Nello stesso anno partecipa ad un Concorso di Design organizzato dall’azienda di arredamento e articoli per la casa Giglio Bagnara s.p.a di Genova, oltre che dal quotidiano locale “il secolo XIX” e GE-NOVA 2004.In quell’occasione vince il primo premio realizzando un sipario floreale decorato “Mezzaro” detto “Mezzaro del Melograno” (Pomgranade Mezzaro) e inizia a collaborare con questa importante azienda genovese, nello scorso 2019 hanno realizzato un’altra linea di prodotti tessili creata interamente dai suoi disegni.

Dal novembre 2010 inizia a collaborare con La Galleria Arte Studio di Genova ed inizia cosi il suo percorso espositivo in varie collettive in Italia e in Europa.

Le sue mostre a Venezia iniziano nel 2015 a Photissima, evento organizzato dalla fondazione Artevision (all’interno del circuito cittadino della Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea). Nel 2017 l’artista espone le sue opere all’Hotel Ca’ Posani nell’ambito del meraviglioso concorso Deco Design. Dagli stessi anni è presente alle manifestazioni d’arte della città di Venezia facendo parte dell’Associazione d’Arte “le Colonete”.

Carolina Italiani

Gleaning among the folds of the past while being part of the social reality of Venice and succeeding to merge the wonder of the architecture of the ancient times with the every day reality. Carolina Italiani’s paintings transmit this spirit through her paintbrush which preserves the freshness of the “en plein air” full of tastes and perfumes mixed with the buzz of the “calli”, the caress of the wind on your shoulder, the reflexion of the sun, the great “galà” of the evening lights. Watercolour, pastel and oil works chosen from a huge collection which proves the intimate, familial bond of this artist and the town. The paintings exposed reinterpret and suggest a Venice of her own, deep and emotional, where the enchantment of millions of steps, voices, lights reflected on the canals plunge in the daily reality where time and space dilate endlessly. They catch thousands and thousands of flashes of gondolas’ oars that have cut the water since the most ancient time, telling the stories that are here reflected since centuries ago and continue in the present. . They take Venice by surprise from below, from inside, from outside, from the magnificence of “La Fenice” to the outdoor coffee tables, up to the stagnating grey waters of the Fondamenta. Venice from the sky that in a small squared area reflects itself in a poetic space inside the painted area. The sandblasting fabric, emerging from the botton with a corrugated effect, accentuates the chromatic shades of the work. The light spreads throughout the blue of the sky reflected by different color tones. But there is no sun, there is no moon: they shine, rise and set outside the painted framework. There are no stars in the night but their presence is felt through their glean in the surrounding darkness. Their presence is suggested by flashes of blue, violet and pink while the clouds, the uncontrasted protagonists of the sky ,float as mobile bodies full of white vapour. The roots of Carolina Italiani are deeply planted between the” Lanterna” and the “Laguna” and in the waves’ motion of a sea which links Genoa to Venice. Looking at her small skyes we remember the songwriter’s words, Fabrizio de André : “le nuvole vanno e vengono, corrono, ritornano e magari si fermano” (clouds come and go, run come back and sometimes they stop…) Elena Carrea

Biographical note

Carolina Italiani, borne in Genoa, grew up both in Venice and Genoa, where she completed her Fine Arts studies.

In 1992 she attends the Fine Arts School and she starts her exhibition career in the 90’s participating to collective exhibitions she develops a particular interest for extempore landscape painting as well as interior decoration.

In 1995 she wins the first prize at the Painting Contest Italian Naval League and in the same year she enrols in the “Accademia Ligustica” in Genoa (the Fine Arts Academy) where she follows courses of painting, engreaving and photography.

n 1998 she wins a scholarship granted by the Univerdidad Complutense de Madrid where she attends Illustration Courses. At the same time she is selected to follow a Course of Engraving in Santiago de Compostela in the very year when this city becomes the European Capital of Culture.

In the year 2000 she discusses a thesis about her experience abroad. In the island of Majorca she wins the first prize for two consecutive years at the Painting from Life Competition organized by the Fundaciòn Hispana during the the King of Spain Sailing Cup.

In 2004 she follows a master course for Theatre costumes design at the Accademia Ligustica in Genoa. The course is connected to the History of Costumes and the Design of Ornamental Fabrics. At the end of the course she is selected to work for the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with the Opera Europa Riconosciuta by Luca Ronconi.

In the same year she participates in a Design Competition organized the the company of interior desing and house items Giglio Bagnara s.p.a , as well as by the local newspaper “il secolo XIX” and GE-NOVA 2004. In that occasion she wins the first prize making a decorated floreal curtain “Mezzaro” called “Mezzaro del Melograno” (Pomgranade Mezzaro”)and she started collaborates with this important Genoese company, in the last 2019 they produced another line of textile products based on her design.

Since November 2010 she organizes with the Art Gallery Studio by Michele Campanella in Genoa her personal exhibition and Various aroud Italy and Europe.

Her exhibitions in Venice started in 2015 at Photissima, an event organized by the foudation Artevision (within the city circuit of the Biennale of Contemporary Art). In 2017 the artist exhibits her works at the Ca’ Posani Hotel within the marvellous contest Deco Design. Since same years she is present in the art events of Venice city being part of the Art Association “ le Colonete”.