Gallery Two

Michela Martello

Consequential Stranger
April 12 – June 1, 2019

First Friday, 6 – 10pm
May 3

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Exhibition sponsored by Red Hat 

Michela Martello, While I am Reading Murakami

Drawing on a rich array of cultures, history, art, and personal experience, Michela Martello explores the symbolic power of objects and imagery. The works in Consequential Stranger are overtly female and feminist, presenting stories of empowered women across time and space. Yet, these are not mere representations. Martello incorporates surrealist elements that impart a mystical quality to her works and challenges the idea of a linear human experience. Martello has mastered multiple media including fabric, paint and ceramic all of which she uses to create a dream world where women have and will always reign supreme.

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Michela Martello, Retreat Allegory

Born in Grosseto, Italy, Michela Martello is a multidisciplinary artist whose research is influenced by both traditional and contemporary sources. She holds an MFA in Illustration from the Europe Institute of Design in Milano, and a BFA from the College of Arts, Brera Hayech, Milano. She has been living and working in New York City since 1996 where she often collaborates with Pen & Brush, an association which supports women’s work in literary and visual art. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions including, Weight of Happiness at Tibet House Museum, NY, 2014; Transcending Tibet at Trace Foundation, NY, 2015; Domesticity Revisited at Pen & Brush, NY, 2015; Time Zone at MAAM, MUSEUM Roma, 2015; and Overlap-Life tapestries at A.I.R. gallery, Brooklyn, 2017. She has also been a part of national and international public art projects including The Wave Walk (La Mer, 2017), and the Wooden Walls Project curated by Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ. Martello has participated in numerous international artist residencies and her work can be found in collections around the world.

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Michela Martello, Psychedelic Relics