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Marta Palmieri - Artists + Designers - Hostler Burrows

Marta Palmieri (Italian, b. 1973) is an artist based in Senigallia, Italy, in the Marche region. Working primarily in ceramics, Palmieri makes sculptures that are seemingly ancient and modern in equal measure. She draws inspiration from an expansive set of sources, such as ruins from past civilizations, Italy’s conceptual Arte Povera movement of the 1960s and 70s as well as modernist Brutalist architecture of the Post War era. Often composed from multiple distinct elements, each work’s surface is carefully executed by layering glazes, and employing etching solutions and oxidation compounds. Individual objects are often placed together in lyrical arrangements of precariously stacked upon one another challenging the viewer’s perceptions of balance and gravity. In her glazes, Palmieri creates rich hues that provide a sense of timelessness, recalling the past as they exist very much in the present. 

Palmieri has an extensive background in the arts; she studied visual art and architecture before attending the Fine Art Academy of Urbino, where she focused on painting, drawing, and sculpture. She is the recipient of several awards and grants, and her work has been exhibited widely throughout Italy and internationally. Palmieri’s sculptures are also featured in many private and public collections.


Italian, b.1973

1997    Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, Italy Degree in Sculpture
1994    Vocational postgraduate course certificate in Art Printer (lithography,
            silk screen, xylography, punta secca, technique), Ancona, Italy
1992    Highschool of Arts Edgardo Mannucci, Italy Artistic high School
1990    Highschool of Arts Edgardo Mannucci, Italy master's degree in art,
                 architecture and furnishing section

2019    Kum Festival, Re_St, La Mole, Ancona, Italy
            Archetipi, Gallery Del Monte, Fano, Italy
2017    Marta Palmieri – Ceramiche, Design Art Gallery Brocanelli, Serra
            Dei Conti, Italy
            Marta Palmieri – Installations, Festival NotteNera, Serra Dei Conti, Italy
            Senigallia, (AN) Italy
2012    Marta Palmieri - SCULTURE, curated by Giancarlo Bojani,
            Societadellapietra, Senigallia (AN), Italy
2010    Marta Palmieri, Contemporaneo Design Art Gallery, Jesi (AN), Italy
2008    Marta Palmieri, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona(AN), Italy
2007    CERAMICHE rettorato, Ancona, Italy

2019    KERAMIKOS, curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, Napoli, Italy
            Il Colore Interiore, curated by Matteo Zauli, Firenze, Italy
            La Ceramica E Le Donne, Firenze, Italy
2018    To Ideal Lamd of Ceramics: Exhibition of International Contemporary
            Ceramic Works, Tsinghua University Art Museum, China
            Designing Women 2, Egg Collective, New York, NY
            Zanotta: Achille Castiglioni 100th, Museo della città and Zanotta,
            Ancona, Italy
            Salone del Mobile Milano, Flexform Stand, Milano, Italy
            FOG Design + Art, Hostler Burrows, San Francisco, CA
2017    New Ceramic Artists, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
            ExtraMurum curated by Marco Maria Polloniato e Fabiola Scremin,
            Asolo (TV), Italy
            ExtraMurum, 15th Ceramic fair, Montelupofiorentino, Italy curated by
            Marco Maria Polloniato e Fabiola Scremin
            ExtraMurum, contemporary art in villa, curated by Marco Maria
            Polloniato e Fabiola Scremin, Villa Caldogno Andrea Palladio,
            Vicenza, Italy
2016    OMAGGIO AD ALBISSOLA X Review international artists
            contemporary, Albissola Marina, Italy
2015    TERRAE, La ceramica nell’informale e nella ricerca contemporanea,
            curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, Municipal Art Gallery, Vitelli Palace,
            Città di Castello (PG), Italy
            ON THE SPOT/ROVINE,installations of contemporary art site specific,
            curated by Michele Gentile, Archeological Area Helvia Ricina, Villa
            Potenza, Macerata (AN), Italy
2010    OTTO SCULTRICI IN FORTEZZA, Bastione San Gallo, curated by
            Giancarlo Bojani, Fano (PU), Italy
            E PRATICHE IN UNA, Dailininku Sajungos Gallery,
            Vilnius LITUANIA, Sponsored by the Italian Institute of
            Culture in Vilnius curated by Giancarlo Bojani
            AR(t)CEVIA international art festival, Arcevia (AN), Italy

2009    AR(t)CEVIA international art festival, Arcevia (AN), Italy
2008    Metodo Effe, Mole Vanvitelliana (AN),Italy
1999    Art Gallery Gioacchini, Ancona, (AN), Italy
1997    Laboratori paralleli, exhibition designer Raffaello Scianca Professor of
            sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, Cattolica, (PS), Italy
1996    Cavoleto 96, exhibition designer, curated by Giovanni Prosperi,
            Treia, (MC), Italy

2019    New Image of the Era, Taoxichuan Public Sculpture International Exhibition,
            Jingdezhen, China
            CERAMICAPPIGNANO 4 Competition Ceramics,  Appignano, Italy
            Young European Ceramic, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France 
            WESTERNWALDPRIZE, Hohe-Grenzhausen, Germany
            Blanche De China, Musée Messèna, Beijing, China
2017    CERAMICAPPIGNANO 3th Competition Ceramics, Appignano(MC), Italy.
            MANISES 13th International Biennial of Ceramic’s, Valencia,Spagna (catalog).
            AVEIRO 13th Biennial Ceramics. Aveiro, Portugal (catalog).
            CERCO-ARAGON 15th International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics,
            Zaragoza, Spagna (catalog)
2015    Prize Baccio da Montelupo, Prize International Art Ceramics, Montelupo
            Fiorentino, (FI) Italy.
            59th PREMIO FAENZA, International Ceramics Museum, Faenza,
            Italy (catalog)
            5th COMPETITION LUCIO DE MARIA, Torino, ITALY (catalog)
2013    58th PREMIO FAENZA, International Ceramics Museum, Faenza,
            Italy (catalog)
2012    CELESTE PRIZE, Italy (signalled)
            32th CICA, International Competition de Ceramica, Alcora, Spain (Catalog)
1998    “Arti visive2” Genova, Italy
1997    SPINETOLI 97 Sculpture competition, Macerata, Italy (highly acclaimed)

2017    Encouragement prize, ICAA Competition, BLANCHE DE CHINE,
            International Ceramic Prize, Lyon, France
2016    Special citation 10th International Contemporary Artists Review,
            Albissola, (SV), Italy
            Grottaglie, (TA), Italy
2013    Honorable mention, 2th KINA KAOLIN GRAN PRIX Jingdezhen, China
2013    Winner of 5th TRIENNALE DELLA CERAMICA D’ESTE, Este, (PD) Italy.
2009    Second prize, 4th Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Pesaro, Italy.
1995    Winner of sculpture, PRIZE Edgardo Mannucci, Arcevia, Italy.
1994    Winner of PRIZE PIERO GUIDI, Pesaro, Italy.

Ceramics Tsinghua University Art Museum, China
Quanzhou porcelain Road Art Development Center, Beijing, China
​Ceramics Museum Aveiro, Portugal
Ceramics industrial Heritage Museum, Jingdezhen, China
Ceramic Museum of Alcora, Alcora, Spagna
Museum Palazzo Toschi of Pesaro, Italy
Episcopio Castle, ceramics museum Grottaglie (TA), Italy
Handicraft academy foundation Este (PD), Italy
Brunori Palace, collection art works Giancarlo Bojani, Corinaldo, Italy



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