Antonella Cuzzocrea


Antonella Cuzzocrea works and lives in Rome, in the Esquilino. She graduated in Modern Languages and Literature at “La Sapienza” University, Rome. She started studying intaglio in 2003 and completed the two-year printmaking course at the Scuola di Arti e Mestieri San Giacomo (Rome) in 2013. She attended printmaking workshops in Italy and abroad and her works have been exhibited in several group exhibitions and in her solo exhibition “IMPOSSIBILE fermare un'idea”, Rome (2016). She learnt bookbinding, one of her passions, and held workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design (Rome) and at the IAPMA Congress 2014 (Fabriano). She crafts Cahiérs for the Haute de Couture and Prêt-à-porter collections of the Maison Valentino.

Since 2006, she has focused on artist's books taking part in many national and international artist's book exhibitions. In 2013 she participated in Liberbook (Parma) and Book Project International (Marseille). In 2015 her Lanzarote (sovrimpressioni) 2/3 was purchased by the artist's book collection of the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence (France). In 2017, she won first Prize with the book Hiatus at the 3rd Concorso Internazionale "Artistic and Altered Books", G.I.L.D.A. (Parma, Italy).

She has been exploring other ways of expressing herself through ink and collage on library cards, and stitching large paper panels made of old book pages and used tea bags.

She is a member of Grecam APS Association where she has explored the relationship between well-being and creativity through theatre performances, poetry, video and installations for more than 25 years. She has joined the group of artists of the Esquilino, Arco di Gallieno, in 2019.  

Learn more about Antonella Cuzzocrea reading the interview done by Luca Iavarone last year during the RAW Open Studio Online 2020 https://antonellacuzzocrea.blogspot.com/p/intervista.html

 

Pages, 2020 - stitches on paper
Afrikaliefde, 2019, artist's book - etching, dry point and collage
Catalogo a schede per una biblioteca immaginaria, artist's book, 2019 - collage and printmaking
Mirroring, etching, dry point, open bite, 2016