Elisa Mearelli, an Italia artist born in 1984. Her artistic formation began at the School of Art of Fabriano and continued at Urbino where she obtained a Diploma at the School of Art and later a degree at the Academy of fine Arts.
After experiencing animated film and illustration for children during her studies, she found new inspiration in the techniques of classical etching, and later in incision with pyrography on wood. This made her think about marking by finding a more direct relationship between herself and the support medium, because the pressure of the hand, and therefore the emotion and mood, has a strong influence on the final result.
Being born at Fabriano, a town with a historic tradition of paper making, she feel she have a strong bond with this material which she consider to be much more than a common object of everyday use. For her, paper is not just a support to cover with colour, but rather it is the true protagonist of the work of art.
Elisa's studies focalize on the necessity of leaving an indelible mark on the paper by means of strong invasive actions such as making holes and cuts in it. None of the works can be erased or covered over with colour. The paper has been cut, there is no going back; it has its own form, it tells its own story, like the human skin.
Some of the works can be touched, eyes closed, to give them new form evoked through the sense of touch and the imagination. With others, instead, it is as like being immersed in worlds made up of cut-out layers which eventually sink into a dream. Through the medium of paper Elisa try to create new landscapes to explore, new connections between ourselves and others and between ourselves and the world in which we live.
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2008 / 2010 Academy of Fine Arts, masters degree in Visual Design, Urbino, Italy
2005 / 2008 Academy of Fine Arts, bachelors degree in Multimedia Design, Urbino, Italy
2003 / 2005 Art Institute, advanced course in Traditional Animation, Urbino, Italy
2017 Index Design Series, Create Hub Gallery, Dubai
2017 SetUp Art Fair, Art Fair, Sensi Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy
2016 Vegetale Contemporaneo, group exhibition, Sensi Art Gallery, Colle di Val D’Elsa, Siena, Italy
2016 La parte per il tutto, bipersonale, Sensi Art Gallery, Colle di Val D’Elsa, Siena, Italy
2016 Launch of Gallery 48, group exhibition, Gallery 48, Dundee, Scotland, UK
2016 SetUp Plus! INCIPIT, studio legale Evolve, BiBox Art Space, Bologna, Italy
2015 Selvatica, natura in festival, group exhibition, BiBox Art Space, Biella, Italy
2015 SetUp Art Fair, Art Fair, BiBox Art Space, Bologna, Italy
2014 Operazione Arcevia. Art Contest, group exhibition, Riserva Privata San. Settimio, Arcevia, Italy
2014 Zingarelli Art Prize “Rocca delle macìe”, group exhibition, Castellina in Chianti, Siena, Italy
2013 / 2014 Inter/National, group exhibition, Box Heart Expressions Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2013 BiGam, Young Artists Biennial from Marche, group exhibition, Civitanova Marche, Italy
2013 ArtVilnius, Art Fair, Maelström Art Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013 Nurant, group exhibition, Gogol & Company, Milan, Italy
2013 In natura, group exhibition, BiBox Art Space, Biella, Italy
2009 Identità Mutanti, group exhibition, Circolo culturale Bertolt Brecht, Milan, Italy
2008 ZOE-microfestival, group exhibition, Orti Giuli Garden, Pesaro, Italy
2007 Perle National Festival, group exhibition, Monte Cialdini Barracks, Pesaro, Italy
2014 First Prize, Zingarelli Art Prize “Rocca delle macìe”, Castellina in Chianti, Siena
2014 Finalist, Operazione Arcevia. Art Contest, Riserva Privata San. Settimio, Arcevia
2014 First prize, Inter/National, Box Heart Expressions Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2013 Finalist, Oasis draws nature, Italian Tourism Naturalistic Association, Turin, Italy
2011 Third prize, The sound of Pixel, Flashfumetto and International Comics Festival BILBOLBUL, Bologna, Italy
2009 Finalist for the stop-motion short film Insecta, Festival of Independent Cinema Filmakers al Chiostro, Pordenone, Italy
2009 Finalist for the stop-motion short film Insecta, Macerata Spark film festival 2009, Macerata, Italy
2009 Third prize, Moving Pixel, Flashfumetto and International Comics Festival BILBOLBUL, Bologna, Italy
2006 Award for the stop-motion short film Mr. Martino Tappi, 4°edition Civitanova Film Festival, Civitanova Marche, Italy
2006 Award for the stop-motion short film Mr. Martino Tappi, 41° International Festival of the New Cinema, Pesaro, Italy
2005 Award for children illustration, 10° International prize Scarpetta D’Oro, Padova, Italy
2005 First prize for the animation Verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi, 40° International Festival of the New Cinema, Pesaro, Italy
2004 Award for children illustration, 9° International prize Scarpetta D’Oro, Padova, Italy
2004 First prize for the short film H.I.V., Pfizer drugmaker
PUBLICATIONS OF OWN WORKS on magazines
2016 Average Art Magazine, Liverpool
2014 Lo Straniero, Rome, Italy
2013 Nurant, Milan, Italy
2011 Lo Straniero, Rome, Italy
2007 Cover for Pagine Giovani, Rome, Italy
2007 Pennedoka, Alessandria, Italy