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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.


b. 1973, Italy

1997    Degree in Sculpture, Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, Italy
1994    Vocational postgraduate course certificate in Art Printer (lithography, silk screen,
            xylography, punta secca technique), Ancona, Italy
1992    High School of Arts Edgardo Mannucci, Italy Artistic High School
1990    High School 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
2014    Pietre Transparenze Volumi in Terracotta, Società della Pietra, Senigallia, Italy
2012    Marta Palmieri: Sculpture, Societa della Pietra, Senigallia, Italy
2010    Marta Palmieri, Contemporaneo Design Art Gallery, Jesi, Italy
2008    Marta Palmieri, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy
2007    Ceramiche Rettorato, Ancona, Italy

2019    Keramikos, Napoli, Italy Il Colore Interiore, Firenze, Italy
            La Ceramica e le Donne, Firenze, Italy
2018    To Ideal Land 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, Milan, Italy
            FOG Design + Art with Hostler Burrows, San Francisco, CA
2017    New Ceramic Artists, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
            ExtraMurum, Asolo, Italy
            ExtraMurum: 15th Ceramic Fair, Montelupofiorentino, Italy
            ExtraMurum: Contemporary Art in Villa, Villa Caldogno Andrea Palladio, Vicenza, Italy
2016    Omaggio ad Albissola X Review International Artists Contemporary, Albissola, Marina,
2015    Terrae: La Ceramica nell’informale e nella Ricerca Contemporanea, Municipal Art Gallery,
            Vitelli Palace, Città di Castello, Italy
            On the Spot/Rovine: Installations of Contemporary Site-specific Art, Helvia Ricina
            Archeological Area, Villa Potenza, Macerata, Italy
2010    Otto Scultrici in Fortezza, Bastione San Gallo, curated by Giancarlo Bojani, Fano, Italy
            Creativita Ceramica Italiana: Tante Tradizioni e Pratiche in Una, Dailininku Sajungos
            Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (sponsored by the Italian Institute of Culture in Vilnius)
            AR(t)CEVIA International Art Festival, Arcevia, Italy

2009    AR(t)CEVIA International Art Festival, Arcevia, Italy
2008    Metodo Effe, Mole Vanvitelliana, Italy
1999    Art Gallery Gioacchini, Ancona, Italy
1997    Laboratori Paralleli, Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, Cattolica, Italy
1996    Cavoleto 96, Treia, Italy

2019    New Image of the Era, Taoxichuan Public Sculpture International Exhibition, Jingdezhen,

            Ceramicappignano 4 Competition Ceramics, Appignano, Italy
            Young European Ceramic, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France
            Western Wald Prize, Hohe-Grenzhausen, Germany
            Blanche de China, Musée Messèna, Beijing, China
2017    Ceramicappignano 3rd Competition Ceramics, Appignano, Italy

            Manises 13th International Biennial of Ceramics, Valencia, Spain
            Aveiro 13th Biennial Ceramics, Aveiro, Portugal (catalog)
            Cerco-Aragon 15th International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics, Zaragoza, Spain
2015    Prize Baccio da Montelupo, International Art Ceramics Prize, Montelupo, Fiorentino, Italy

            59th Premio Faenza, International Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy
            5th Competition Lucio de Maria, Torino, Italy
2013    58th Premio Faenza, International Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy
2012    Celeste Prize, Italy 32th CICA International Ceramics Competition, Alcora, Spain
1998    Arti Visive 2, Genova, Italy
1997    Spinetoli 97 Sculpture Competition, Macerata, Italy

2017    Encouragement prize, ICAA Competition, Blanche de Chine, International Ceramic
            Prize, Lyon, France
2016    Special Mention 10th International Contemporary Artists Review, Albissola, Italy
2014    Winner of XXI Concorso di Ceramica Mediterranea, Grottaglie, Italy
2013    Honorable Mention, 2th Kina Kaolin Gran Prix, Jingdezhen, China
2013    Winner of 5th Triennale della Ceramica d’Este, Este, Italy
2009    Second Prize, 4th Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Pesaro, Italy
1995    Winner of sculpture, Edgardo Mannucci Prize, Arcevia, Italy
1994    Winner of Piero Guidi Prize, Pesaro, Italy

Ceramics Tsinghua University Art Museum, Tsinghua, China
Quanzhou Porcelain Road Art Development Center, Beijing, China
Ceramics Museum Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Ceramics Industrial Heritage Museum, Jingdezhen, China
Ceramic Museum of Alcora, Alcora, Spagna
Museum Palazzo Toschi, Pesaro, Italy
Episcopio Castle Ceramics Museum, Grottaglie, Italy
Craft Academy Foundation d’Este, Este, Italy
Brunori Palace Collection Artworks Giancarlo Bojani, Corinaldo, Italy
Quanzhou porcelain Road Art Development Center, Beijing, China



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