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About Paola Grizi

Paola Grizi developed her love of art when she was still a child, while watching her grandfather, who was a wll-known Italian painter and sculptor, at work. With a first class honors degree in literature, she began working as a journalist. In the meantime her deep enthusiasm forart grew and she began to create some sculptures in clay. In fact her artistic interest reemerged strongly and was responsible for her choice to dedicate herself to sculpture. She has had numerous exhibitions in various Italian cities (Rome, Venice, Faenza, Florence, Milan, Pisa, Ferrara...). in 2014 she won the 3rd Bi-annual International ceramics contest of Ascoli Piceno (Italy), in 2014 and 2015 she was invited by the Chinese Changchun Municipality to represent Italy at the 3rd and 4th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposiums. In 2015 she won the special Public Award in the 35°CICA International Competition de L`Alcora (Spain) and in 2016 she was invited to be part of the Jury of the same international Spanish competition. In 2016 she was chosen by the Pontifical Gregorian University in collaboration with the Kunst-Station of Köln (Germany) for a contemporary art project in the church of Saint Peter with 11 international artists. The creative process will be the main subject of the exhibition to be shown at the Vatican Museum in December 2016.
Sculptor Paola Grizi sculptress
Paola Grizi in China

Exhibition History of Paola Grizi

- Espresso and Cappuccino Cups - Gualdo Tadino, Italy June 4th - August 28th, 2016 - September 1st-4th, Espresso and Cappuccino Cups Faenza (Italy) - Riflessioni - solo exhibition - Aregoladarte, Rome October, 2-31, 2015 - 4th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium: permanent exhibition in the “International Gallery” of Changchun (China) since September 2015 - New talents of italian art: sculpture and music. Solo exhibition at “Oratorio del Gonfalone”, Rome, october 30th- november 14th, 2014 - 3rd China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium: permanent exhibition in the “World Sculpture Park” of Changchun (China) since september 2014 - San Giorgio, il Drago e la Principessa - Historical Centre of Ferrara, April 12-23, 2014 - Municipality of Ferrara (Italy) - Volti da sfogliare - solo exhibition Introduced by Prof. Giorgio Di Genova - GIT Mondadori, Rome, November, 16-23, 2013 - Vis a` vis: a tea with the artist - solo exhibition Roma&Roma, November 2013 - Emersioni- solo exhibition -Palazzo Chigi (May 25-29, 2013) in collaboration with Municipality of Formello (Rome) - XXXIX Premio Sulmona 2012 - selected artist Sulmona, September 1-29, 2012 Vita e Arte al femminile - solo exhibition Council Chamber of XVII Municipality of Rome December 2010 - Paola Grizi’s Sculptures - solo exhibition Aerobase - Campagnano di Roma, May 29 June 15, 2011 - Rome for the children of Kabul - Collective exhibition Rome, December 1-2, 2010 - Artists for Abruzzo Region. BABUINO Auction House, Rome, from February 26 to March 01 marzo, 2010 - Art Gallery and Art Fair in Open City (Art-O’) Congress Palace, Rome – April 3-5 2009, - Universo Artistico femminile contemporaneo CentroArteModerna Pisa, March 7-18, 2009 - Giù la maschera! - Galleria AB – Arte Bastia Milano, March 4-11, 2009

Paola Grizi working in the studio

Biography / CV of Paola Grizi

Born in Rome (italy), 03-15-1968, graduated cum laude in italian licterature on year 1993. She worked with clay since she was born (granddaugher of the ceramist Rodolfo Ceccaroni), and on year 2003 she deepen her technique with Salavatore Rizzuti, professor of Sculputre of Palermo`s Accademy of fine arts.

Paola Grizi interview for Rai Italian Television

Artist Statement of Paola Grizi

The Italian artist Paola Grizi focuses her research within the thin line that separates figurative from informal shapes. Inside this area she molds recognizable elements that emerge from abstract shapes.These are a representation of the unconscious, a step forward in understanding the inner world. This duplicity - figurative and informal - finds its meaning in the language, which creates a clear dichotomy through its production. Sometimes the faces emerge from the material are as epiphanies of the consciousness. In Paola Grizi`s terracotta works classical workmanship coexist with informal declination, giving movement to the work as a whole. Just like other works representing infants, her sculptures have to be interpreted as a birth of awareness.

Awards and Prizes of Paola Grizi

2015: winner of the "CICA 2015 Public`s Prize" (Museu de Ceramica de L`Alcora -Spain) 2014: winner of the "3rd International Biannual Competition of traditional Ceramic" - Ascoli Piceno (Italy), Palazzo dei Capitani. May, 1st, 2014 2009: Winner of the special price of critics - April, 4, 2009. La Pergola Arte, Florence (Italy)


4th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium - August 2015 3rd China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium - August 10-September 5, 2014

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Paola Grizi

Museu de Ceramica de L`Alcora (Spain) World Sculpture Park of Changchun (China) Museum of ceramic art of Ascoli Piceno (Italy)

Reviews of work by Paola Grizi

[referring to "Improv-viso sculpture"]...“a “belly” ripped by the reckless appearance of a face, the duplicity finds its meaning in the language, that creates a clear dichotomy through a vermicular weave of the cylindrical surface and a female face exposed from the gash. In her production, Grizi alternates academic-type pieces and epiphany – type ones resulting in something more lively and free. In this work of art, her two fronts rejoin, making classical workmanship and informal declination coexist, giving movement to the work as a whole. Just like other works representing infants, this one has to be interpreted as a newborn. In fact, it is like a personal rebirth, suggested by the woman’s face, symbolic portrait of the artist Grizi, who rips up the column – belly, to evoke intestinal surface". Giorgio Di Genova historian and art critic

Qualifications / Education of Paola Grizi

degree in licterature - 110/110 cum laude - University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Teaching Experience

present - AREGOLADARTE (Rome, via del Corso) : Sculpture teacher - ArgillaDream: sculpture teacher for adults and childs (2010-2013)

Influences / Inspiration of Paola Grizi

"The idea of dividing the representation of the face on two different open pages, placing the nose and mouth on the left and one eye on the right, is typical of Picasso, who on the behalf of two-dimensional paintings makes four-dimensional representation including space and time. In other words, the decomposition of the face can be seen as the possibility to look at different perspectives, depending on the moment of a theoretical vision of the opera. Similarly, Paola Grizi’s sculpture is a face expressed in different moments, also suggesting a deep reflection on the ego, torn by the modern society... Many pages, but one book, many profiles but a single face. " Stefano Colonna Ph.D. Professor of Museology and Art Critics At Rome University “La Sapienza” (Italy)

Price Range of Work

Paola Grizi's work has a price range from £1,305 to £2,667

Mediums utilised

Paola Grizi's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Paola Grizi's work is found in the following categories on site:
Ceramic Sculptures (22)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (20)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (15)
Emerging Form or Face or Feature sculpture statue statuette for sale (9)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (9)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (9)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (6)
Human Figurative Sculptures (6)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (6)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (6)
Books (4)
Indoor figurative sculpture (4)
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues (3)
Musician and Musical Sculptures (3)
Peace Sculptures or Statues or statuettes (3)
Surrealist Sculpture (2)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (2)
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures (2)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (2)
Love / Affection Sculpture (2)
Reserved Reticent Aloof Withdrawn Introspective Calm sculpture statue statuette (2)
Column Pillar Columnar Stele sculpture statue statuary (2)
Mask, Wall Hung Faces and Part Heads (2)
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines (2)
Mounted Heads, Masks, Wall Mounted Busts of Animals
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures
Light and Sound sculpture
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work
Couples or Group Sculptures
Fantasy sculpture or Statue
Baby Infant Young Child statue sculpture statuette
Allegorical / Parable Sculpture
Angel Sculptures
Spiritual sculpture
Wall Panel Carved Engraved Cast Moulded Sculpture Statue plaque

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"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."
Sir Roy Strong
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