Galerie Kandlhofer | Focus on Aurora Pellizzi
22nd March - 23rd April 2022
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sa 11:00 - 16:00
1040 Vienna, Austria
Aurora Pellizzi’s work playfully combines formal concepts of painting and sculpture with craft techniques.
Her practice is informed by pre-industrial textile processes and materials, from natural dyeing to back-strap loom weaving.
Technical constraints give way to textural, dimensional shapes and forms. Fiber is used both as a pictorial field and as the embodiment of the subject it represents.
Pellizzi uses natural infusions of indigo, Brazilwood, cochineal, avocado pits, and Aztec marigold and their combinations to produce her color palette. Humor acts as a catalyst dissipating the traditionally ascribed divide between craft and art.
Aurora Pellizzi (b. Mexico City, 1983) currently lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.
She studied Art at The Cooper Union School in New York (BFA, 2010) and Art History at New York University (BFA, 2005).
Her work has been exhibited in Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Her most recent solo and two-person exhibitions include TRANSFIGURATION, Canada Gallery (New York, 2021) and ( . ) ( . ), Instituto de Visión Gallery (Bogotá, forthcoming).
Her publication TRANSFIGURATION was printed in Mexico City in 2021. Recent group exhibitions include: Kanaku, Alison Bradley Projects (New York, 2021); El Pensamiento Salvaje, Museo Maya (Cancun, 2021); Postcard from New York – Part III, Galleria Anna Marra (Rome, 2022), Tejido Común, Laguna (Mexico City, 2022)
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