Artist Talk with Giulia Leonelli
Giulia Leonelli (born 1985) is a French/Italian artist and a newly graduated PhD student in Visual Arts from Sorbonne University, Paris. After a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (2008, Rome University of Fine Arts), Giulia pursued her studies in Paris at Sorbonne University where she graduated in 2011 (Master degree in Visual Arts). In 2012, she was chosen as a recipient for the French/American “Young Talents” award and she spent one year in New York attending the Studio Art program at NYU Steinhardt. She is currently a scholarship student at Manhattan Graphics Center for the fall semester of 2017. Her work is oriented toward a pictorial approach of printmaking, leaded by a musical aspiration and a poetic intent. "Entendre le pictural" is the title of her doctorate thesis, in which she discusses the temporal understanding of an artwork by experiencing its unfolding as space and time, and the implications of Rhythm and Sensation as philosophical and psychological attributes of art. In the last few years, she oriented her artistic production toward the edition of livres d’artiste. Her work has been showed in several personal and collective exhibitions, in Italy, France, USA and Denmark.