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Beatrice Gallori

Artist: Beatrice Gallori (see all works)

Born in Montevarchi in 1978, Beatrice Gallori graduated in Classical Studies from the Cicognini Institute in Prato in 1996.
In 2001, her passion for fashion and design led her to attend the Polimoda Institute in Florence, where she specialized in Fashion Design and Knitwear. As she studied fashion, she developed an appetite for experimenting with painting: her first works distinguished themselves for Gallori’s natural ability to use matter, conferring width and life to her canvases, through both instinct and emotional drive, using recycled materials.
From 2008, she started to display her works is collective exhibitions, public and private spaces and, In 2009, she participated in the collective exhibition “Arte in Vetrina Prato – Young Emerging Talents”, curated by Giovanni Faccenda.
In 2010 she created some hand-painted knitwear designs for the brand Bettaknit that became a proper collection. After these experiences she started to conceptualize her work. She started therefore to study movement and reproduce it on canvas: she tried to block “that movement”, a momentum rendered unique and unrepeatable by nature but frozen before the fall by the artist herself. Her first three-dimensional sculptures were born – drips of paint trapped in a timeless dimension, crystallized in the fragment of an instant: after their drop but before their landing.
In 2011, her sculpture “To Red – ing Future” became part of the catalogue of the Premio Combact and, in the same year, one of her “drips” titled “Milk Walking” was chosen by art critic Arturo Schwartz for the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art auction in Milan, organized in support of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Her ceramics collection for the collective exhibition “Languages” in Milan were enthusiastically received by the public.
In 2011 she took part in ArtVerona and then in the project “Artisti a KM 0” (Artists at KM 0) held at the Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Museum in Prato, where she displayed a sculpture and a video entitled “I miei respiri” (My breaths). In 2012 she presented an installation created for the Knitwear International Day, supported by the Province of Prato in collaboration with the Prato Textile Museum. From then on, her collaboration with Italian galleries intensified, and she presented various exhibitions, both collective and personal, in Italy and abroad. One of her works was selected for “BAU10 – a Contemporary Art Container”, and entered the Zavattini Collection of the National Library in Florence.
In 2013, she started collaborating with the Armanda Gori Art Gallery (Prato) which brought her work to various art fairs and broadened her audience. Her work kept on evolving: her canvases became masterful works with monochromatic, essential and pure materials. The Prato Collective Urbana Vestigia became for the artist the occasion to experiment with other forms of expression and her video “Human Crisis” was chosen by the Department of Culture and by the Department for Equal Opportunities as a symbol for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; consequently one of her sculptures was displayed in the main square of Prato.
At the end of 2013, her solo show “Time Lapse” was unveiled by Valerio Dehò at the Armanda Gori Art gallery in Prato.
Her research started to gravitate around the study of the cell and its mutations: in these canvases the artist portrayed still frames of cellular movements that allow her to delve into human diversity and life itself.
In 2014, she participated in three collective exhibitions at the Armanda Gori Arte gallery in Pietrasanta: Contemporary Red, Italian Plastic, Differences.
In 2015 she exhibited at the Contemporary and Modern Art Town Gallery in Arezzo with the shows “Evolve-ING” and “Italian Plastic”; “Photissima” in Venice; “Microscope” at the Armanda Gori Arte Gallery in Pietrasanta; “BIOsphere” at the Mural Painting Museum in Prato.
She closed off the year with a solo exhibition at the Riccardo Costantini Contemporary art gallery in Turin entitled “#differences” and an exhibition at the Hospital in Sassuolo, “Origins”.
Later on she collaborated with Lara & Rino Costa Arte Contemporanea in Valenza and Riccardo Costantini Contemporary in Turin which showcased her work at the ArteFiera Bologna 2016 as well as other art fairs, introducing her works to both the national and international market.
In 2016, her work “BOOM” became part of the permanent collection of the Bocconi University in Milan. In June she showed “The Cell” at the Vecchiato Arte gallery in Padua, curated by Luca Beatrice. At the end of 2016, her solo show “CORE”, curated by Luca Beatrice and Maurizio Vanni, opened at the Lu.C.C.A. Museum in Lucca, Italy.
In March 2017 she held a solo exhibition “m(OTHERS)” at the Gallery Lara & Rino Costa of Valenza, and in December she displayed at the BAG with her artwork “BOOM” at the Bocconi University in Milan.
In 2018, Beatrice Gallori went back to her research with sculpture, which she made from recycled wood and polymers: she created sculptures that floated between mirrors in a game of balance between spherical forms and monoliths, underlining the precariousness of life.
In January 2018 she presented her solo exhibition “Biological Rules” at the Triennale di Milano, curated by Angelo Crespi and part of the series “Materialmente”; she was then chosen by the critic Luca Beatrice for the exhibition “Il Millennio è Maggiorenne” at the Museo delle Arti in Catanzaro (MARCA) with the supporto of Fabbrica Eos Milan gallery, which she started to collaborate with. Her “VAST” installation displayed at MARCA was then acquired by the Rocco Guglielmo Foundation.
Also in January, in collaboration with the gallery Lara & Rino Costa, she presented an installation, “Gaze”, at the ArteFiera Bologna curated by Alessandra Frosini.
Two of her works became part of the permanent collections of the Lu.C.C.A. Center of Contemporary Art in Lucca and the Museum dello Splendore of Giulianova.
At the beginning of 2018, she began collaborating with Aria Art Gallery (Florence, London, Istanbul) and participated in a group exhibition in Florence while also preparing her solo exhibition “Emotion Capture” curated by Alessandra Frosini, which was inaugurated in April at the Aria Art Gallery Istanbul.
She currently works with Lara & Rino Costa Contemporary Art (Valenza), Vecchiato Arte (Padova – Pietrasanta), Fabbrica Eos (Milan) and Aria Art Gallery (Florence – London – Istanbul) presenting her works at various Italian and foreign art fairs as well as in galleries and museums. Her works are in various Italian and international private and public collections.