2017 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Anna Paola PizzocaroNew York NY USA
Graduated at first from The Academy of fine Art in Milan, ENSAD and Sorbonne in Paris, I studied Photography at ICP in New York graduating in 2009. In my art workflow, the digital work of composition and of editing using photoshop is preferred over traditional techniques. For example, in several of my works some parts of the pictures were photographed in the analogical and traditional manner on the optical bench using a low sensitivity film, some scenes were then virtually computer edited and later animals, water and people were added using 3D or digital cameras to create a hybrid photographic image. My aesthetic concept is based on preferring those daily life scenes that seem apparently trivial, moments that may be part of a dull daily moment and which can then be distorted with an incredible or catastrophic event. (Such as the introduction of a massive water flow in a New York flat on a sleepy morning or sirens swimming in the ice in this world in perennial change due to global worming). This aspect is influenced by my background in cinema, and in particular my passion for that cinematic aesthetics typical in Hitchcock movies, in fact, almost in any of his scripts he takes a single ordinary event and, by adding a detail, he transforms the whole situation into a series of extraordinary events. The “unusual” is in the detail. With digital manipulation I like to create surreal photographic artworks that transcend normal expectations into extraordinary. Selected Recent Past Exhibitions : SOLO MUSEUMS EXHIBITIONS June 14th 2016 - January 17th, 2017, Villa Firenze in Washington DC Residence of the Ambassador of Italy in US, Solo Exhibition "Parallel Journeys", this Event is part of Artists in Residence at Villa Firenze, 2800 Albemarle St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20008. March 20 - May 22, 2014, Italian Embassy in Washington, Solo Exhibition "Unanswered Preyers, a journey through new worlds in wonders", 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA. August 3 - 30 , 2012, Fienilarte Foundation "Il Tempo di Mai/ Neverland", Piazza della Repubblica 1, Pietrasanta (LU) 55045, Tuscany, Italy. March 31- May 13, 2012, Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Underground, "Unanswered Prayers", Via della Fratta 36, 55100, LU, Lucca Italy. GROUP MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS December 8-31, 2016, LACDA Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, Snap To Grid Group Exhibition, 104 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 January 20- April 16, 2016, International Masters Exhibition 2016, Museum Group Exhibition, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, 450 Fremont St, Suite 270, Las Vegas, NV 89101. December 12, 2015 - January 31, 2016, Carole A. Feuerman Foundation Show Mixing Medias, Group show, Mana Contemporary, Room 456, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. SOLO GALLERY EXHIBITIONS January 10 - March 13, 2014, Solo Gallery Exhibition "Walking Distances in wonder" at Spazio Museale Sabrina Falzone, Sala Guttuso, Via Giorgio Pallavicino 29, Milan 20145, Italy. January 10 - February 10, 2014, Solo Gallery Exhibition "A journey between two worlds" at Spazio Museale Sabrina Falzone, Sala Bernini, Via Giorgio Pallavicino 29, Milan 20145, Italy. GROUP GALLERY EXHIBITIONS November 19th2016 - 13th Silent Auction & Benefit Party Transformer Gallery, The Katzen Arts Center at the American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 20016 Washington, United States. January 24-30, 2015, AquabitArt Galerie, Auguststr. 35, 10119 Berlin, Germany, collective exhibition "Berlin in der Kunst". June 26 - July 20, 2014, Wish You Were Here 13, A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street #228, Brooklyn, Dumbo District, NY 11201, USA. June 26-28, 2013, Juried Gallery Group Show - International Art Festival - at 25CPW Gallery, 25 Central Park West (at 62nd St), New York, New York 11231.