About me

 

Dopo alcuni anni che non prendevo in mano un pennello, ho deciso di prendere in mano una biro.
Disegnare a penna biro su carta è un processo irreversibile.
L’errore entra a far parte del disegno stesso e della sua unicità, benchè stemperato dall’informalità del tratto.
La penna a sfera affonda nella carta spessa e ti riporta ai quaderni delle elementari.
Ti rivedi con un colletto bianco a cercare di stare fra le righe.
Ma questa volta nessuno ti dirà nulla se ne esci fuori.

Così, dopo una pausa di alcuni anni, ho ritrovato lo slancio, che ora declino con tecniche differenti, dai pennarelli ad acqua, alle biro colorate, fino al classico acrilico.
I Duckies, invadente onnipresenza nelle mie opere, oggi come allora vivono inattivi nel loro universo simbolico, carico di aspirazioni inespresse, fra differenze e amputazioni. Proiettati in una dimensione immaginaria, si perdono nell’emotività, si ritrovano nell’ironia, si materializzano nel simbolo.

      

After a few years, in which I did not have a brush in my hand, I decided to take a pen.

To draw with a pen on paper is an irreversible process.

The error is a part of the drawing itself, dissolved by the informality of the stretch.

The pen sinks in the thick paper and take me back to the primary school exercise book.

I review myself with a white collar trying to stay between the lines.

But this time no-one will tell me anything if I leave them.

So, after a few years of stop, I have found the inspiration again, and I develop it with different means, water markers, coloured ballpoint pens, acrylic colours.

The Duckies, unwilling protagonists of my artworks, live in their inactive, symbolic and still world, full of aspirations and ironies.

Between differences and amputations.

Projected in an imaginary state, they loose themselves in the emotionality, recover in the irony, materialize in the symbol.

 

PRESS EXTRACT

​“La Mega shines through with her ironic observations and insights of our own reality”

Press Release, “Refused” solo show, 2010, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York City

MAIN SHOWS

2019

Paratissima15 Multiversity, group exhibition, International Art Fair, Torino

2011       

Dadaumpop, group show, curator Igor Zanti, promoted by Ministero degli Affari Esteri at:

BMB Gallery, Mumbai, India | Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Calcutta, India | Italian Cultural Centre, New Delhi, India | Rinascimento Contemporaneo Gallery, Genova

MegaPop, group show, Meltin' Pop Gallery, Arona (NO)

A Christmas Gift, solo show, Tomaselli, Milano

Pleased to meet you, solo show, promoted by Comune di Cantù, Corte San Rocco, Cantù (CO)

2010       

Refused, solo show, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York City

2009       

Mr Duckie looks at you, solo show, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York City

2008       

She's lost control, group show, curator Giovanni Cervi, Aus18 Gallery, Milano

Urban & Street Art, group show, Chair and The Maiden Gallery, New York City

New Art New Pop 3, group show, curator Igor Zanti, Galleria dell'Ombra, Brescia

New Art New Pop 2, group show, curator Igor Zanti, Spazio Studio, Milano

New Art New Pop, group show, curator Igor Zanti, Brolo, Mogliano Veneto

Across Rewriting, group show, Circolo Culturale Amantes, Torino

Miss Duckie Punk Skills, solo show, Arteinscacco, Vercelli

2007       

Pirati, group show, curator Igor Zanti, Zaion Gallery, Biella

Otto donne ed un mistero, group show, curator Igor Zanti, Zaion Gallery, Biella

Across Rewriting, group show, Circolo Culturale Amantes, Torino

2003       

Schegge di Mega, solo show, promoted by Associazione Culturale Didee, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Didee, Siena

AWARDS

2010       

Finalist Ceres4Art, competition promoted by Ceres Beer, Superstudio Più, Milano

2007       

Finalist Got Character, design world contest promoted by Singapore Design Festival

Third Prize Musae, promoted by City Management supported by Regione Piemonte

2006       

Jury Special Prize Arte Laguna, International Art Prize, Venezia

Second Prize Un menu’ per La Colomba, International Art Award promoted by Galleria 3D, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venezia

2002       

Second Prize Immaginativa, International Art Award promoted by Associazione Culturale Didee, Siena

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