MARTA PALMIERI (Italian, b. 1973)
Marta Palmieri’s ceramic works are characterized by the combination of painting and clay, honoring the nature of earth in its simplest expressions. Reflecting the environment through color, texture, and shadow, she pays homage to both the natural world around her while also embracing the inherent elements of her material.
With a focus on compositional balance as well as juxtaposition of line and texture, Palmieri uses refractory clays shaped from slabs to create her lightweight compositions. She uses multiple finishing techniques, layering glazes, oxidization, and etching to achieve varied, dynamic surfaces. Palmieri often places her objects in groupings, challenging perceptions of balance and gravity by arranging them in seemingly-precarious stacks.
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. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and competitions both within Italy and internationally. Her sculptures are featured in public collections and museums around the world.
Lives and works in Ancona, Italy
Born 1973, Italy
1997 Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, Italy Degree in Sculpture
1994 Vocational postgraduate course certificate in Art Printer (lithography,
silk screen, xylography, punta secca, technique), Ancona, Italy
1992 Highschool of Arts Edgardo Mannucci, Italy Artistic high School
1990 Highschool of Arts Edgardo Mannucci, Italy master's degree in art,
architecture and furnishing section
2017 Marta Palmieri – Ceramiche, Design Art Gallery Brocanelli, Serra
Dei Conti, Italy
Marta Palmieri – Installations, Festival NotteNera, Serra Dei Conti, Italy
2014 PIETRE TRASPARENZE VOLUMI IN TERRACOTTA, Società della pietra,
Senigallia, (AN) Italy
2012 Marta Palmieri - SCULTURE, curated by Giancarlo Bojani,
Societadellapietra, Senigallia (AN), Italy
2010 Marta Palmieri, Contemporaneo Design Art Gallery, Jesi (AN), Italy
2008 Marta Palmieri, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona(AN), Italy
2007 CERAMICHE rettorato, Ancona, Italy
2018 To Ideal Lamd 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,
Salone del Mobile Milano, Flexform Stand, Milano, Italy
FOG Design + Art, Hostler Burrows, San Francisco, CA
2017 New Ceramic Artists, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
ExtraMurum curated by Marco Maria Polloniato e Fabiola Scremin,
Asolo (TV), Italy
ExtraMurum, 15th Ceramic fair, Montelupofiorentino, Italy curated by
Marco Maria Polloniato e Fabiola Scremin
ExtraMurum, contemporary art in villa, curated by Marco Maria
Polloniato e Fabiola Scremin, Villa Caldogno Andrea Palladio,
2016 OMAGGIO AD ALBISSOLA X Review international artists
contemporary, Albissola Marina, Italy
2015 TERRAE, La ceramica nell’informale e nella ricerca contemporanea,
curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, Municipal Art Gallery, Vitelli Palace,
Città di Castello (PG), Italy
ON THE SPOT/ROVINE,installations of contemporary art site specific,
curated by Michele Gentile, Archeological Area Helvia Ricina, Villa
Potenza, Macerata (AN), Italy
2010 OTTO SCULTRICI IN FORTEZZA, Bastione San Gallo, curated by
Giancarlo Bojani, Fano (PU), Italy
CREATIVITA’ CERAMICA ITALIANA, TANTE TRADIZIONI
E PRATICHE IN UNA, Dailininku Sajungos Gallery,
Vilnius LITUANIA, Sponsored by the Italian Institute of
Culture in Vilnius curated by Giancarlo Bojani
AR(t)CEVIA international art festival, Arcevia (AN), Italy
2009 AR(t)CEVIA international art festival, Arcevia (AN), Italy
2008 Metodo Effe, Mole Vanvitelliana (AN),Italy
1999 Art Gallery Gioacchini, Ancona, (AN), Italy
1997 Laboratori paralleli, exhibition designer Raffaello Scianca Professor of
sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, Cattolica, (PS), Italy
1996 Cavoleto 96, exhibition designer, curated by Giovanni Prosperi,
Treia, (MC), Italy
2017 CERAMICAPPIGNANO 3th Competition Ceramics, Appignano(MC), Italy.
MANISES 13th International Biennial of Ceramic’s, Valencia,Spagna (catalog).
AVEIRO 13th Biennial Ceramics. Aveiro, Portugal (catalog).
CERCO-ARAGON 15th International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics,
Zaragoza, Spagna (catalog)
2015 Prize Baccio da Montelupo, Prize International Art Ceramics, Montelupo
Fiorentino, (FI) Italy.
59th PREMIO FAENZA, International Ceramics Museum, Faenza,
5th COMPETITION LUCIO DE MARIA, Torino, ITALY (catalog)
2013 58th PREMIO FAENZA, International Ceramics Museum, Faenza,
2012 CELESTE PRIZE, Italy (signalled)
32th CICA, International Competition de Ceramica, Alcora, Spain (Catalog)
1998 “Arti visive2” Genova, Italy
1997 SPINETOLI 97 Sculpture competition, Macerata, Italy (highly acclaimed)
2017 Encouragement prize, ICAA Competition, BLANCHE DE CHINE,
International Ceramic Prize, Lyon, France
2016 Special citation 10th International Contemporary Artists Review,
Albissola, (SV), Italy
2014 Winner of XXI CONCORSO DI CERAMICA MEDITERRANEA
Grottaglie, (TA), Italy
2013 Honorable mention, 2th KINA KAOLIN GRAN PRIX Jingdezhen, China
2013 Winner of 5th TRIENNALE DELLA CERAMICA D’ESTE, Este, (PD) Italy.
2009 Second prize, 4th Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Pesaro, Italy.
1995 Winner of sculpture, PRIZE Edgardo Mannucci, Arcevia, Italy.
1994 Winner of PRIZE PIERO GUIDI, Pesaro, Italy.
Ceramics Museum Averio, Portogallo, Italy
Ceramics industrial Heritage Museum, Jingdezhen, China
Ceramic Museum of Alcora, Alcora, Spagna
Museum Palazzo Toschi of Pesaro, Italy
Episcopio Castle, ceramics museum Grottaglie (TA), Italy
Handicraft academy foundation Este (PD), ITALY
Brunori Palace, collection art works Giancarlo Bojani, Corinaldo (AN), ITALY