© 2019 Mariapia Malerba
 

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ABOUT

BIO

 As a child in Salento (Italy), I would watch for hours as my grandmother worked at this old wooden weaving loom. In the south, this is an integral part of Women's’ culture.

I was fascinated by the loom shuttle moving back and forth from one point to another. Witnessing a beautiful combination of sound and creation. I realize now that as I sat there captivated in these fabrics emerging from the loom, I was experiencing something that would mark my future as an artist. My grandmother in that moment was weaving the act of doing and creating by nurturing the love for her family into the fabric.

 

As a multidisciplinary artist, I experiment with different media, painting, installation fashion and video. I weave them together to create. I strive for artwork that captures the profound beauty and vulnerability of the natural world and explores the interrelationship of humanness and environment.   

Art Exhibitions

2019  Group Show, Them: An Anthology of Migration. Sidney Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL Usa

2017  Juried Exhibition, Positive/Negative, Sidney Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL, USA Award 1st Prize

2017  Solo Show, Symbiotic, Sidney Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL, USA
2016  Artist Residency, Sun Peaks Center for Art and Sustainability, Colorado Springs, CO, USA ​
2016  Group Show,  Chaos and Order,  Alliance for the Arts,  Fort Myers FL, U.S.
2015  Group Show,  Little Haiti Cultural Complex,  Miami FL, U.S.A
2014  Group Show,  Metamorphosis,  Botanical Garden,  Naples FL. U.S.A.
2013  Solo Show, Transitions, Marne Adle Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
2012  Group Show, Anita Pickerand Gallery,  Satasota FL,  U.S.A. 
2011  Group Show,  Howl Gallery,  Fort Myers FL, U.S.A
2010  Group Show,  Art for Act,  Fort Myers FL,  U.S.A.
2009  Solo,  The Italian Connection,  Sweet art Gallery,  Naples FL,  U.S.A.
2008  Solo,  Fairchild Art Gallery,  San Diego, FL, U.S.A.
2007  Group Show,  Galleria Cassiopea,  Rome Italy
2006  Group Show,  Raffaello Sanzio,  Rome Italy,  Award 2nd price
2006  Rome Biennial International Expo of Contemporary Art,  Galleria Agostiniana,  Rome Italy
2006  Group Show,  Galleria  Il Raggio Verde,  Castello Carlo V,  Lecce Italy,  qualified for Rome Biennial
2005  Florence Biennial International Expo of Contemporary Art,  Fortezza da Basso,  Florence Italy
2005 Solo,  Netgallery,  Florence Italy
2005  Solo,  Metropolitan International Art Gallery,  Lecce Italy
2005  Group Show,  Capece Gallery,  Maglie Italy
2004  Solo,  Saletta della Cultura Gregorio Vertugno,  Novoli Italy
2004  Group Show,   Savrio Lillo,   Ruffano Italy,   Award 3rd prize

Awards
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2019  Juried Exhibition, Dia de los Muertos, Alliance of the Arts, fort Myers FL, USA Award 3rd Prize

2017  Juried Exhibition, Positive/Negative, Sidney Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL, USA Award 1st Prize
2006  Group Show,  Raffaello Sanzio,  Rome Italy,  Award 2nd price
2004  Group Show,   Savrio Lillo,   Ruffano Italy,   Award 3rd prize