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ABOUT HER The Sea is her destiny. It´s in the artist´s choice of hometown, it´s in her name, it´s in her sign of the zodiac, Pisces. Fascinated by pulsating life, it was food that inspired her early work as graphic designer. Water is the muse of her paintings. Water is movement, light, weightlessness. It is the domain of fish, but also other animals and people. Compressed, stretched, free from constraints, marked by a different corporeality. In the water, the bottom becomes the sky and all creatures fly. Everything is transformed. A silent, unquiet world, where fishes are as elusive as thoughts and clouds, and nothing remains as it is.
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BIOGRAPHY Born in Cagliari, Sardinia, she has been living and working in Barcelona, since 1991.

She studied graphic design in Cagliari (Istituto Europeo di Design) and New York (Fashion Institute of Technology) and worked as a graphic designer in Milan for two years before moving to Barcelona where she started her artistic career, combining her work as a graphic freelancer with painting.

She is a self taught painter, working in oils and acrylics. Attracted mostly by the theme of nature, she uses colors like vectors of her emotions. Water is the muse of her paintings. It is the domain of fish, but also other animals and people. She also likes to paint scenes from famous movies, relaborating the content of the scene and giving new significance to it, but preserving the cut of the image.

As a graphic designer she works mostly with restaurants, hotels and cafeterias, both in Barcelona and Cagliari.
2019Delicartessen 18, Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona
Darrera colectiva de la decada, Galeria Espai B, Barcelona
group exhibition, Eclectic gallery, London
2017"Cosmologia Pescina" Hotel Aquadulci, Chia, Sardinia
inaugurazione 12 Agosto 2017
2016"SVELATI" collettiva T Hotel, Cagliari, Italia

2015"COLECTIVA DE NAVIDAD" galería ESPAI B, Barcelona, Spain

2014"IN MOVIMENTO" Akashi Gallery Barcelona, Spain

2013ALTA MAREA, Hotel Italia, Cagliari, Italia
SIRENES, Espai B, Barcelona, Spain
NEL SOGNO DEI PESCI, centro Ayurveda, Cagliari, Italia
2011COLLETTIVA SCOLLEGATA, studio Ricetto, Cagliari, Italia
2010COLECTIVA DE NADAL, Espai B, Barcelona
HORROR VACUI colectiva, GalerÍa Montcada, Barcelona
MAÇART13 colectiva de arte transfronterizo
�Recicl�art� colectiva de arte reciclado, Restaurant Silenus, Barcelona
REGARDS FROM BARCELONA, colectiva, GalerÍa Montcada, Barcelona
2009COGITO ERGO SUMO, Galleria Spazio P, Cagliari, Italia
2008“Pesci qua e là” Galleria Spazio P, Cagliari
Workshop “Artita 08”, Pirano, Slovenia
2007�Col.lectiva de Nadal� Galer�a Espai B, Barcelona
�Col.lectiva d�estiu� Galer�a Espai B, Barcelona
PISCIS, Anaconda, Milano
�Piscis� Anaconda Atelier, Paris
2006Workshop “Severia Art Gallery” Koper, Eslovenia
Künstler Symposion Saarmesse, Saarbrucken, Alemania
Ospite programma “Italospagnolo”con Fabio Volo, MTV Italia
“Azzurro e salato, ma non troppo” Spazio P, Cagliari
2005“Flores y otros bichos de mi jardín” Galleria Small Bob, Cagliari
“L’eros degli artisti” Galleria Small Bob Café, Cagliari
2004Colectiva, Espai Gorina, Sant Cugat del Vallés
Hotel Cristal Palace, Barcelona
2003“Pinturas acuáticas” Restaurant Silenus, Barcelona
“Collettiva di maggio” Galleria Borgogno, Milano
2001Personal en la Galería Montcada Taller, Barcelona
2000"Versió Femenina" Centre Civic Pati Llimona, Barcelona
"Acercamientos" Restaurant Silenus, Barcelona
"Todos bajo el sol" Circolo Wadada, Rimini
1999Sala Jassera Can Festís, San Sadurní de Anoia
Manel Castellà, Barcelona
1998"Circoli viziosi" Restaurant Silenus, Barcelona
"Col.lectiva d'Hivern IV" Galería Safia, Barcelona
15è HipermercArt Vinçon, Barcelona
Round flower painting commission. Oil on round canvas / 120cm diam.
Watercolors and beautiful mugs from my fishy world.
New series called FASHION VICTIMS inspired by beautiful Italian Renaissance fashion and portraits.