Mariarosaria Stigliano


Nazione: Italia

Dopo essersi laureata in legge all’Università La Sapienza di Roma, decide di dedicarsi agli studi artistici e consegue una seconda laurea in pittura all'Accademia di Belle Arti e l'abilitazione all'insegnamento delle discipline pittoriche.

Interessata alla transitorietà della figura umana in contesti urbani, relitti industriali ed interni di stanze, sviluppa una personale tecnica pittorica in cui la superficie è graffiata da una combinazione di grafite, olio e smalti industriali.

Le sue immagini, immerse in inquiete e vibranti atmosfere, catturano lo sguardo e rimangono sospese in inquadrature estranianti a metà tra il sogno e la veglia.

Hanno ospitato le sue opere, in prestigiosi eventi di carattere collettivo: il Museo Art Ramat Gan di Tel Aviv in Israele, i Musei di San Salvatore in Lauro di Roma, La Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa di Venezia, il Museo Venanzo Crocetti di Roma ed il MLAC (Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea) dell’Università La Sapienza di Roma.

Numerose sono le mostre personali in importanti spazi espositivi, tra cui si ricordano l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Bogotà in Colombia, l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Wolfsburg in Germania, il Castello Aragonese di Taranto ed il Castello Neuhaus di Wolfsburg.

E’ stata tra i primi 10 artisti italiani invitati in Cina (Hangzhou) per il progetto “Seguendo il cammino di Marco Polo” ed ha partecipato a diversi i simposi di pittura in Germania dove torna frequentemente.

After graduating in Law at La Sapienza University in Rome, she decides to dedicate herself completely to the Art. She earns a second degree in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts along with the license to teach painting discipline.

Fascinated by the transitivity of the human figure in urban contexts, industrial ruins and rooms interior, she develops a very personal technique by scratching the surface with a combination of graphite, oil and industrial paint.

Her images, immersed in an uncomfortable yet vibrating atmosphere, capture the eye and remain suspended in estranged shots, trapped between wakefulness and sleep.

Her work has been widely exhibited in prestigious artist collectives by the Israeli Art Museum, the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (Venice), San Salvatore in Lauro (Rome), Venanzo Crocetti Museum (Rome), MLAC - Museum Laboratory of Contemporary Art at La Sapienza University (Rome).

She has also presented her work in several solo exhibitions in some very important exhibition centers: the Italian Cultural Institute of Bogota (Colombia), the Italian Cultural Institute of Wolfsburg (Germany), the Aragon Castle in Taranto (Italy) and the Neuhaus Castel of Wolfsburg (Germany), just to name a few.

She has been among the first ten Italian artists to be invited to be part of the “Following Marco Polo’s Road” project in Hangzhou (China).

She has also attended several Painting Symposiums in Germany, where she is frequently works.

Review extracts

With Stigliano we enter a fragile world, slightly perceptible and legible but still alive, close, perceivable; it’s us, with our frailness, our weaknesses and at the same time our concrete certainties, the convictions of someone going outboard despite the not so easy to define coordinates of living.

Mauro Corradini, art critic

Mariarosaria Stigliano is her painting. Sensitivity, warmth and light belong to her as they are her personality traits: shy and strong. In her paintings she doesn't want to represent the search for certainty but the awareness of life, intended as the discovery of moments that can get us warm and bring us back to the understanding of our deepest self.

Francesco Ciaffi, art dealer

In Mariarosaria Stigliano’s work, moments of life and solitude alternate with the mistery surrounding a metropolis in continuous motion, where the sfumato figures, expressed by a line chasing the idea of the present, become protagonists and at the same time witnesses of a moment.
The only point of reference for the viewer is the metropolis that creates a here and now, where these characters move, out of focus. It's this metropolis only that captivates us in those silences and lives that would say so much. These contemporary figures seem to be stopped by Mariarosaria’ s hand just a moment before moving forward, in a slow motion blending into a dreamlike silence, at times unreal but always true.      

Pierpaolo De Lauro, journalist

Stigliano’s art is not meant to “represent” but to“find”.

Her works, in addition to be seen, have to be felt.

In the osmosis generated by the physical feeling and the fluid dwelling of the visions, we can live the drama, the anonymity and the disorientation that mark the contemporary history and the current human condition.

Ida Mitrano, historian and art critic

Deserted and silent cities are blinded by the streetlights dazzle that confines, in the shadow, the profile of unknown pedestrians.

Along the streets and the tree-lined squares, the reflection of light creates evocative vibrations. Mariarosaria captures frenzy and speed, shutting them into a freeze-frame that encloses the scene but not the narration. A scenographic reproduction of external spaces that harbors between the real world and the unreality suggested by the emotion of a memory, where the atmospheric effect of the rain rises up reflecting the buildings on the wet asphalt, brightening up the canvas with colour.

Rosa Orsini, journalist

For Mariarosaria Stigliano drawing represents not only the privileged space of every sperimentation, where she has defined the terms of a declined planning with absolutely specific accents, but also the area where she realizes, through an affabulatory and at the same time allusively estranging language, the sublimation of everyday life experiences.

Loredana Rea, historian and art critic

Mariarosaria Stigliano dedicates her search to an urban affabulation which describes cities through the sounds and the daily routines of people that live them. Her original urban framing seems to be in continuous motion: dinamic, busy and noisy.

Carmine Siniscalco, art dealer

The search for a not conformed, spiritual identity that can exit the alienation and anonymity of the metropolitan frenzy: that's one of the themes in Mariarosaria Stigliano’s path, artist of the “states of mind” (referring to the Boccionian ones) immersed in the urban chaos.

Gabriele Simongini, historian and art critic

Mariarosaria Stigliano conveys fluidity to the sign of her painting so that the colour becomes liquid, suggesting images of a fluctuating world, typical of the society that Zygmunt Bauman calls "liquid": urban architectures standing above human figures that become frail memories impressed in our mind.

Marco Testa , curator

"making of" della XIV puntata di RAI ART NEWS

video animazione "The Prayer" 


LOST IN THE CITY, olio pigmenti e smalti su tela, 100x80cm , 2016



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