PRISMA ART PRIZE JURORS

 

THE JURORS WILL ASSIGN THE PRIZE FOR THE QUARTERLY WINNER, THE WINNER OF THE ARTEZA PRIZE AND THE WINNER OF BIAFARIN PRIZE

MARCO CRISPANO (Artistic Director)

(PAINTER – 1994 – PESCARA)

 

Born and raised in Pescara in 1994, he lives and works in Rome since 2013 where he earned a degree in economics. He approaches painting in the capital, learning the basics of Caravaggesque mannerism from the master Giorgio Dante from which he moves away after a short time. He prefers oil and acrylic painting as an expressive medium but also develops installations. He is co-founder of Il Varco, a film production company and a company that operates in the art sector, including cinema, painting, literature and photography.

EVELYNE HUET

(PAINTER – FRANCE)

 

Evelyne Huet is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. She is a mathematician by training, a discipline that she chose for its infinitely dreamlike dimension and that she taught for many years at university (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, and then Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot).
She also studied fine art at the famous atelier La Grande Chaumière in Montparnasse, Paris. The painter ARTOZOUL was her teacher there. Recently, Huet was made a Sociétaire of the Salon d’Automne. As a member of the OpenArtCode group of international artists based in Florence, Italy, her work is regularly shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world, including in Japan, Spain, China, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.

Her digital paintings explore the complexity of human emotions, imagining both their genesis and their evolution. Painting on a screen using her fingertips, Huet simplifies the lines and shapes of bodies, often just the face, to the extreme, searching to discover feelings such as happiness, fear, and pain, as well as more universal expressions of religions, myths, and history. Through layers of color, she builds complex images that reflect the multitude of experiences which make up the universal human condition, with its joys but also its torments and violence.

GIOVANNI MARZIANO

(PAINTER – 1949 – CATANZARO)

 

Giovanni Marziano was born in 1949 in Catanzaro, where he lives and works.
He began exhibiting in 1972, taking part in national art exhibitions: the Villa S.Giovanni Award, Il Fiorino, Bormio County, Michetti Award, Città di Pizzo Award. From the same year he exhibited in numerous Italian and European cities.
He made paintings for the municipality of Catanzaro, Rosarno, frescoes in the municipal building of Soveria Mannelli, the 200-square-meter apse mosaic and the paintings of the side chapels in the Cathedral of Squillace. Scholar of the work of Mattia Preti and of the Neapolitan 600, he has held educational conferences in many Calabrian cities. He was artistic director of the Museum of Modern Art of Soveria Mannelli and of the Art Gallery “Prometeo” in Catanzaro. Finalist in Figurativas 11 (Barcelona), work acquired by Meam (European Museum of Contemporary Art). One of his “Self-portrait” of 2007 is part of the collection of the Museo Civico di Taverna.

STEFANIA LACCU

(PAINTER – 1985 – CAGLIARI) – Juror from the 2nd edition

 

Stefania Laccu is an Italian artist, who lives and work in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Currently, Stefania is undertaking a doctoral research (PhD) in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester. Her research is a practice-based and interdisciplinary investigation across the fields of painting’s medium, aesthetics, social science and medical humanities. Stefania has obtained her bachelor’s degree at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and her master’s degree at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. Stefania is active in the arts and in the academia, exhibiting her work nationally and internationally, publishing academic articles, being an artist in residency and a visiting researcher.

GIO MONTEZ

(ARTIST, CURATOR – 1987 – ROMA)

 

Giorgio Capogrossi, aka “GIO MONTEZ”, was born on November 12th 1987 in Rome. Attends the 12. class at the Heinrich-von-Gagern-Gymnasium Institute in Frankfurt am Main; follows the scientific maturity at the high school s.s. Amedeo Avogadro of Rome in 2006. He traveled for two years in Western Europe, Latin America and Australia. Back in Europe he establishes in Germany, in Frankfurt am Main, where he participates in numerous cultural initiatives receiving the first significant awards. Since 2011 he works as an assistant for the interdisciplinary artist Miroslaw Macke, Meisterschueler by Hermann Nitsch, interested in Viennese Actionism and its developments in the second and third generations. In the same year he was appointed member of the board of directors of the Kunstverein Familie Montez and participates in some exhibitions at important institutions such as the Museum das Haus der Stadtgeschichte of Offenbach, the Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Biennial of the Lichtkultur and many others. In 2012 he moved to Rome where he attended Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and began a twin project with the Kunstverein Familie Montez in Frankfurt, setting up the Atelier Montez, of which he was President and Artistic Director. His exhibition and artistic curator activity continues rich and varied since those days.

MARCO CASALVIERI

(PAINTER, DIGITAL ARTIST – 1993 – ROMA)

 

Born in Rome 1993, Marco Casalvieri shows immediately a strong connection to drawing and design. As a digital painter, In 2008 becomes part of the International collective SLASHthree taking part in 4 exhibitions. In 2012 decides to approach Oil Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, falling immediately in love with the medium. After two years of intense practice, leaves the Academy to continue his artistic research on his own, away from the deafening noise of today’s academic environment.

EMANUELE TOZZOLI

(MIXED MEDIA ARTIST – 1989 – ROMA)

 

A journey through archetypes, visions, and nightmares of the childhood. Attracted by the most hidden parts of human nature, it descends in its depths and search of the original figures. Emanuele Tozzoli lives his art as a deep path of openness and knowledge, investigating the subtle nature of the artistic composition. With an instinctive and visceral workflow, it lets loose what comes from the unconscious, using a recurring symbology. Each work is the result of a primitive flow where each painting becomes the materialization of a dreamlike and extravagant interior world.

Emanuele stepped into the art world at the very young age of 8, together with his father an artist who has been painting for over 40 years. He extended his studies to sound engineering and completed his formation as decorator and restorer of wall paintings in Turin. Now he is carving out a name in the international gallery circuit, with recent participation in galleries such as Daville Baillie Gallery, Johannesburg (SOUTH AFRICA), Le Dame Art Gallery (UK), Saphira e Ventura Gallery, New York (USA), 19Karen Gallery (AUSTRALIA), Mika Gallery, Tel Aviv (ISRAEL), Art Zandra Gallery, (SWEDEN).

MASSIMO RICCI

(PAINTER – 1961 – NIZZA MONFERRATO)

 

Massimo Ricci was born in 1961 in Nizza Monferrato, where he lives and works. He started his journey at the contact of artists of the Asti school at a very young age and attended figure lessons at the Genoa Linguistic Academy, developing his own language which still constitutes an uninterrupted occasion for stylistic research. He combines pictorial and graphic works in architectural contexts and outdoor environments with his studio activity. He carries out artistic illustration activities for publishing, public bodies and companies in various sectors. For the entire editorial duration, he illustrated the national “Tuttocome” sheet in the newspaper La Stampa.

SIMONE ANTICAGLIA

(PAINTER – 1973 – PERUGIA)

 

Self-taught, using forms and colors that he intimately recognizes, in his works he tries to narrate himself through the representation of inner, dreamlike or physical landscapes, focusing attention on what most strongly impregnates him deeply. Sensitively fascinated by the Cubist and Expressionist Works of the 20th century and later by the Informal Art, using geometric compromises, he began to paint on canvas and was surprised when he recognized himself in the light trapped by the mechanisms built in his works. In fact, his attempt to find the way to free that light by expressing an impelling need to live as well as to concretize his existential condition visually is evident.

JENNA PALLIO

(PAINTER – 1976 – NEW YORK) – Juror from the 3rd edition

 

Jenna Pallio, born in New York, has lived and worked in Milan for 14 years. She graduated from New York University where she also obtained a Masters in Studio Art, deepening her knowledge between New York and Venice.
Her work explores the esoteric nature of our memory through content and processes, removing the layers on the surface as we dig into our experiences and emotions to discover what is underneath. Paintings and drawings are created through a removal technique. An area is covered with a certain material and the image is created by erasing it from the surface. In this way, one moves backwards to capture a concrete and familiar moment of the past. The process reflects the functioning of memory in our lives. While some memories disintegrate, they are moments that remain.