Mariapia Malerba is an Italian-American artist who was born in Puglia, a region in Southern Italy. She studied art in high school and then went on to study at Accademia di Belle Arti, a fine art institute in Lecce Italy. After earning a degree in art, with primary coursework in scenography, set design, and costume history, Mariapia moved to Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy to work as a textile designer. She has created textile designs for well-known fashion designers, such as Dolce Gabbana, Versace, and Cavalli. Working in Italy was an extraordinary time for Mariapia to grow as an artist. Mariapia was born with a strong penchant to examine the beauty of life. Every morning, she wakes up with enthusiasm to bring her ideas, her art to life. Colors, objects, and shapes fascinate her. She enjoys combining concepts that are diverse. Mariapia’s work has been showcased in various galleries all over Italy and America, Maria Pia is an artist who produces a great range of art, abstraction, hyperrealism, installation, video and fashion.
On the artist Mariapia Malerba
"This artist is without a doubt one of the few that are gifted with the crucible of originality, in which various materials melt into shapes that carry forth with aesthetic finesse. Her work is imprinted with the spirit from stories born of an aesthetic reality that most of us, can scarcely see, but, that she captures in order to bring us ever closer to the world she sees, so that our senses may partake in the experiential feasts that she prepares for us. Above all, Mariapia’s intention seems to be, that we too, may have a taste of a reality that can still embrace the beauty of life and the vision to cherish it fully in this very fragile and unique world."
Tiité Baquero - 2016