Maria Elisabetta Novello

By 27 June 2019 Artists

MARIA ELISABETTA NOVELLO

MARIA ELISABETTA NOVELLO

Biography

Born in Vicenza (IT) in 1974 Maria Elisabetta Novello is based in Udine and obtained a diploma in painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. Her artistic research is developed through the use of unusual materials such as ash and dust which reveal the passing of time and the forming of the past, turning the “old” into something new. From the outset she has experimented with practices of sculpture, installation, and performance art, also referring to more traditional genres within the history of art such as the landscape. She acts on signs of both private and public, social and relational, anthropological memory, to grasp the precariousness of existence and history, and to preserve defined times and spaces. Her gesture embraces an ephemeral and fleeting element that carries the fragility of the contemporary as well as the beauty and instability of existence itself. Maria Elisabetta Novello’s research on transformation develops through a series of works and matters: with ash she creates, for example, “landscapes” and “horizons” under glass cases or large floor installations (writings or figures);

through the archives of dust, collected together with other urban materials, she creates a metaphorical image of spaces; with Sursum Corda, among her latest projects, she records those fundamental actions that articulates the rhythm of life (breath, heartbeat, emotions) and opens her inner world from the awareness of the human being and its fundamental actions. She has been exhibiting in solo exhibitions in institutions such as: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma (2020), Castello, San Vito al Tagliamento (2018) and Casa Cavazzini Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Udine (2015), and in numerous group projects in: Biennale di Disegno – Palazzo Gambalunga, Rimini (2018), Collateral Event of the 57th Venice Biennale – Palazzo Ca’ Faccanon & Torre Pallavicina, Bergamo (2017), Rome Quadriennale (2016), CAMUSAC Museum, Cassino (2016), Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone (2015, 2009), Italian Embassy, Brussels (2013), Museo Civico G. Fattori, Livorno (2012), Fabbrica del vapore, Milan (2010), Villa Manin, Udine (2007), Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza (2004).

Her work is part of public and private collections such as: VAF Stiftung Collection, MART, Rovereto, Collezione d’Arte Contemporanea San Vito al Tagliamento. She was winner of prices: “Premio Amarene Fabbri” (2015), “Premio acquisto per la nuova collezione d’arte contemporanea del Credito Cooperativo di Udine”, “Premio Fondazione VAF” (2014), “Blumm Prize” (2013), “Premio Combat” (2012), “Premio Arti Visive San Fedele” (2010), “Premio Borsista 83°ma Bevilacqua La Masa” (1999). Maria Elisabetta Novello has been collaborating with Galleria Fumagalli since 2012, the year of her first solo show “Liridi”. In 2017 a second solo, “Sursum Corda”, was presented in the new gallery spaces in Milan.

View curriculum →

Biography

Born in Vicenza (IT) in 1974 Maria Elisabetta Novello is based in Udine and obtained a diploma in painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. Her artistic research is developed through the use of unusual materials such as ash and dust which reveal the passing of time and the forming of the past, turning the “old” into something new. From the outset she has experimented with practices of sculpture, installation, and performance art, also referring to more traditional genres within the history of art such as the landscape. She acts on signs of both private and public, social and relational, anthropological memory, to grasp the precariousness of existence and history, and to preserve defined times and spaces. Her gesture embraces an ephemeral and fleeting element that carries the fragility of the contemporary as well as the beauty and instability of existence itself. Maria Elisabetta Novello’s research on transformation develops through a series of works and matters: with ash she creates, for example, “landscapes” and “horizons” under glass cases or large floor installations (writings or figures);

through the archives of dust, collected together with other urban materials, she creates a metaphorical image of spaces; with Sursum Corda, among her latest projects, she records those fundamental actions that articulates the rhythm of life (breath, heartbeat, emotions) and opens her inner world from the awareness of the human being and its fundamental actions. She has been exhibiting in solo exhibitions in institutions such as: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma (2020), Castello, San Vito al Tagliamento (2018) and Casa Cavazzini Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Udine (2015), and in numerous group projects in: Biennale di Disegno – Palazzo Gambalunga, Rimini (2018), Collateral Event of the 57th Venice Biennale – Palazzo Ca’ Faccanon & Torre Pallavicina, Bergamo (2017), Rome Quadriennale (2016), CAMUSAC Museum, Cassino (2016), Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone (2015, 2009), Italian Embassy, Brussels (2013), Museo Civico G. Fattori, Livorno (2012), Fabbrica del vapore, Milan (2010), Villa Manin, Udine (2007), Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza (2004).

Her work is part of public and private collections such as: VAF Stiftung Collection, MART, Rovereto, Collezione d’Arte Contemporanea San Vito al Tagliamento. She was winner of prices: “Premio Amarene Fabbri” (2015), “Premio acquisto per la nuova collezione d’arte contemporanea del Credito Cooperativo di Udine”, “Premio Fondazione VAF” (2014), “Blumm Prize” (2013), “Premio Combat” (2012), “Premio Arti Visive San Fedele” (2010), “Premio Borsista 83°ma Bevilacqua La Masa” (1999). Maria Elisabetta Novello has been collaborating with Galleria Fumagalli since 2012, the year of her first solo show “Liridi”. In 2017 a second solo, “Sursum Corda”, was presented in the new gallery spaces in Milan.

View curriculum →

Works

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Nero e Bianco, 2012. Cenere, pvc, plexiglas, 100x100 cm cad., 100x205 cm totale
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Nero e Bianco, 2012
Ash, pvc, plexiglas, 100x100 cm each, 100x205 cm overall
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Cenere su plexiglas, 74x74 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012
Ashes, plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Cenere su plexiglas, 74x74 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012
Ashes, plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Cenere su plexiglas, 74x74 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012
Ashes, plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Cenere su plexiglas, 74x74 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012
Ashes, plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Cenere e plexiglas, 39x123 cm cad.
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012
Ashes, plexiglas, 39x123x3 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi_35x35 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi, 2022
Ashes, plexiglas, iron, 35x35x9 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi 60x120
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi, 2017
Ashes, plexiglas, iron, 60x120x9 cm
Concretezza dell'essenzialità, Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2021. Foto courtesy Galleria Fumagalli (7)
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Angolo di Riposo (I - II - III - IV), 2022
Brass, ashes, glass, 100x80 cm each
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Archivio - Polvere Casa Michelstaedter (Polvere 01:11)
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Archivio – Polvere Casa Michelstaedter (Polvere 01/11), 2018
Iron showcase, dust and other materials on glass, lead frame, 138,5x35,5x83,5 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Notturno
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Notturni, 2017
Ashes, carbon, plexiglas, paper, 53x37,5 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022_1
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022
Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022_2
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022
Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022_3
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022
Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi I_40x60 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi I, 2022
Ashes, soot, plexiglas, iron, 40x60x8 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi III_40x60 cm
Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi III, 2022
Ashes, soot, plexiglas, iron, 40x60x8 cm

Works

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Nero e Bianco, 2012. Ash, pvc, plexiglas, 100x100 cm each, 100×205 cm overall

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Nero e Bianco, 2012. Ash, pvc, plexiglas, 100x100 cm each, 100×205 cm ove

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 74x74x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 39x123x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Orizzonti, 2012. Ashes on plexiglas, 39x123x3 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi, 2022. Ashes, plexiglas, iron, 35x35x9 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi, 2022. Ashes, plexiglas, iron, 35x35x9 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi, 2017. Ashes, plexiglas, iron, 60x120x9 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi, 2017. Ashes, plexiglas, iron, 60x120x9 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Angolo di Riposo (I - II - III - IV), 2022. Brass, ashes, glass, 100x80 cm each

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Angolo di Riposo (I - II - III - IV), 2022. Brass, ashes, glass, 100x80 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Archivio – Polvere Casa Michelstaedter (Polvere 01/11), 2018. Iron showcase, dust and other materials on glass, lead frame, 138,5x35,5x83,5 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Archivio – Polvere Casa Michelstaedter (Polvere 01/11), 2018. Iron showc

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Notturni, 2017. Ashes, carbon, plexiglas, paper, 53x37,5 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Notturni, 2017. Ashes, carbon, plexiglas, paper, 53x37,5 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022. Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022. Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 c

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022. Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022. Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 c

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022. Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Alberi, 2022. Ashes, burnt remains, flowers, museum glass, iron, 60x40x9 c

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi I, 2022. Ashes, soot, plexiglas, iron, 40x60x8 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi I, 2022. Ashes, soot, plexiglas, iron, 40x60x8 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi III, 2022. Ashes, soot, plexiglas, iron, 40x60x8 cm

Maria Elisabetta Novello, Paesaggi III, 2022. Ashes, soot, plexiglas, iron, 40x60x8 cm

Press

Millennium

February 2022
“Maria Elisabetta Novello. I miei mandala di cenere e polvere”

Read the article  →

espoarte.net

11 November, 2013
“Blumm Prize Art in Progress | U40. La prima edizione vinta da Maria Elisabetta Novello”

Read the article  →

Segno

April/May 2020
“Gregorio Botta e Maria Elisabetta Novello”

Read the article  →

Press

Millennium

February 2022
“Maria Elisabetta Novello. I miei mandala di cenere e polvere”

Read the article  →

espoarte.net

11 November, 2013
“Blumm Prize Art in Progress | U40. La prima edizione vinta da Maria Elisabetta Novello”

Read the article  →

Segno

April/May 2020
“Gregorio Botta e Maria Elisabetta Novello”

Read the article  →

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MARIA ELISABETTA NOVELLO
Sursum Corda

Opening and performance 19, 20, 21 January 2017
24 January to 16 February 2017

Exhibition →

MARIA ELISABETTA NOVELLO
Liridi

Opening 21 April 2012
24 April to 20 June 2012

Exhibition →

GROUP EXHIBITION

Concretezza dell’essenzialità

Opening 16 February, 2022
17 February to 29 April, 2022

Exhibition  →

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MARIA ELISABETTA NOVELLO
Sursum Corda

Opening and performance 19, 20, 21 January 2017
24 January to 16 February 2017

Exhibition →

MARIA ELISABETTA NOVELLO
Liridi

Opening 21 April 2012
24 April to 20 June 2012

Exhibition →

GROUP EXHIBITION

Concretezza dell’essenzialità

Opening 16 February, 2022
17 February to 29 April, 2022

Exhibition  →

Institutions

Institutions

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Leave a Reply