PAOLA CITTERIO was born in 1964 in a small village close to Milan, Italy.  She received her Master of Fine Art in Scenografy from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, NABA, in Milan 1986. For the next fifteen years she build her career as a Production Designer. Working for theater, movies and commercial productions, under directions of Giuseppe Tornatore, Gabriele Salvatores, Bob Giraldi, Tarsem and Frederic Planchon, culminating with the artistic directions of Survivor, in Bocas Del Toro Panama. 

In 2001, Paola moved to New York City and found artistic inspiration in her family life, creating sculptures that blend the traditional craftwork she learned from the women in her childhood home, with found metal objects from the city. 
There is always an element of surprise in Paola’s work, as she likes her audience to engage with her pieces and discover them inside and out. 

“La trama non compare perche’ l’efffetto voluto e’ di stupore, ma lento molto lento e’ lo scorrere del tempo necessario alla sua risoluzione.”                       Vittoria Mazzoni

EDUCATION

1986  MFA at NABA, Nuova Accademia di

          Belle Arti, Milan, Italy

1982  BFA Visual Art, Liceo Artistico

          Interculturale, Monza, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  CELEBRATING BIRTH

          Weylin Gallery, Brooklyn NY          

2016  MEN AT WORK

          Picture Farm Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2014  SOLOFIFTY+VIRALCOLONIZATION

          Picture Farm Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2013  VIRALCOLONIZATION2013

          a year Residency (Bathroom)

          Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  4HEADS, GIAF 2017, Governors Island

          Art Fair, NY

2013  CREST ART SHOW, Brooklyn NY

2011   METROPOLITAN BUDDHA

          hosted by MICHELA MARTELLO

          Cappelletti Arte Contemporanea, Milan

2011   EATART MANGIA L'ARTE

          Italian Cultural Institute, Los AngeleS

          Wook & Lattuada Gallery, NYC

2011   NUOVI TALENTI

          Wook & Lattuada Gallery, NYC

2011   IMAFESTIVAL  NYC -First Prize

          La MaMa Theater, The Club, NYC

2011   ART ESTATE IMAfestival & Corcoran 

          Gramercy Park, NYC

2006  LA QUERCIA DAI RAMI D'ORO

           Visioni En Plain Air

           Villa Salvati, Jesi IT