ABOUT

I am a Fashion Design graduate. I love color, texture, and light.

I discovered photography late in my twenties as a medium to capture, manipulate, and finally deliver my interpretation of reality.

Although taking pictures became my job, I do struggle defining myself as a ‘photographer’. I don’t like to put limits to my work, and my creativity comes from anything I like, read, see, touch, hear, experience.

I’m a wanderer, born in Naples, Italy, grew up across the Bel Paese, and ended up in the US for love. Chicago is now home.

I’m a wife, a mother of two, and a dog lover who has a cat.

Awards

2019 Honorable Mention in two categories at the IPA - International Photography Awards for "Undisclosed" series

2018 Honorable Mention at the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (Gala) for "Inception" series

2018 Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards (IPA) for "Inception" series

2017 Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards (IPA) for "Midnight Flowers" series

2017 Gold Medal Award at Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3) for "Midnight Flowers" series

Exhibitions

2020 WithINsight Gallery (Chicago)

2019 Galeria Valid Foto Bcn. Barcelona (Spain)

2019 1070 Art Gallery (Chicago)

2019 Jackson Junge Gallery (Chicago)

2018 Dollop Coffee, Chicago

2017 Ravenswood Art Walk, WithInSight Gallery, Chicago

Curatorial

2020 "Around the world with CPC" at WithINsight Gallery (Chicago)

2020 "The Greater good" at Hairpin Art Center (Chicago)

2020 "The Greater good" at WithINsight Gallery (Chicago)

2019 "Matter of Emotion" at Over the Rainbow Association (Evanston, IL)

2019 "Matter of Emotion" at Oliva Gallery (Chicago)

2019 "Matter of Emotion" at Highland Park Art Center (Highland Park, IL)

Education

2006-2009 Bachelor in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni in Milan (Italy)

Work experience

Current | Associate Director at Chicago Photography Classes (Chicago)

2009-2013 | Fashion and Textile Designer (Milan, Italy)

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