biography

MATILDE ALESSANDRA – short biography After studying Theatre Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and a few years spent in London, working as interior and display designer, her artistic career begins in New York in the late ‘90. That’s when she begins working with light, pairing fluorescent tubes with painted canvasses and plexiglas boxes. Since then she has built a reputation both as artist and designers, developing a distinctive trait, essential and communicative, that is recognizable in all her work. Her activity spans from luminous sculptures to industrial design and site specific installations. Among her clients and collaborations are: Mercedes Benz, Levis, Visionaire, Foscarini, Calvin Klein, Nodus, OSRAM, Maarten Van Severen, International Flavor and Fragrances, LIGHT, Ian Schrager Hotels, Archi-tectonics, Leucos, Coty Prestige, Alf Naman R.E. She lives and works in New York City.

exhibitions

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  • Technology as Hands – Fiercely Curious, Brooklyn – October 2015
  • Untitled – NoSPHERE ARTS, New York – August 2015
  • Contemporaneamente – Bugno Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy – May/November 2015
  • New York Festival of Light – Dumbo, New York – November 2014
  • Matilde Alessandra Modern Wonder – Leila Heller Gallery, New York – Jan/March ’14
  • New York Festival of Light – Soho, New York – 24th October 2013
  • Matilde Alessandra & Gino Blanc @ BrerART Week – il Piccolo, Milan – October 2013
  • The Word on the Street, installation – Venice – May/August 2013
  • The Word on the Street, installation – Milan – April 2013
  • Cold Castle – Family Business Gallery, west 21st street, Chelsea NYC – Feb/March 2013
  • Illuminations – Chashama gallery space, 303 10th Ave, Chelsea NYC – Jan/Feb 2013
  • Cold Castle Final – 150 Eleventh Ave, Chelsea NYC – September 2012
  • HighLine Artists Show ’12 – Lehigh Starret Building, Chelsea NYC – May 2012
  • Wanted Design, installation – La Venue , 608 west 28th street, New York – May 2011
  • High Line Artists Show ’11 – 508 west 26th Street, Chelsea NYC – Oct 2011
  • Bene-Lux Rogue Space – 508 west 26th street, Chelsea NYC – May 2011
  • La Mano del Designer – Palazzo della Triennale, Milan – Apr/May ’10
  • American Design in Paris – Triode Gallery – Jan/May ’10
  • Revisited by Dan Walsh – La Salle des Bains, Lyon – March/May ’08
  • Levi’s Back Pocket – Lucy Art Center, Antwerp – Nov. ’07/Jan ’08
  • (we)men in the house – Milan – April ’08
  • a Bit of White, installation – Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels – Mar/April ’07
  • Two steps – Kunsthall, Oslo – May ’06
  • Matilde Alessandra Lights – Design Downtown, NYC – May ’05
  • De Nieuwe Oogst – Design Flander Gallery, Brussels – Jan/March ’05
  • Matilde Alessandra – Spazio Sarpi Sei, Milan – April ’05
  • Multiples – Centre for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels – Nov/Dec ’04
  • Henry Van der Velde Design Award Show – VIZO Gallery, Brussels – Nov/Dec ’04
  • SMXL – Centre for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels – October ’04
  • Chrome and Monochrome – Themes & Variation Gallery, London – Sept. ’03
  • Lightinline – Spazio Paco Polenghi – Milan – April ’02
  • Matilde Alessandra, Luce Colore Ombre – Alberto Levi Gallery, Milan – April ’01