Giosetta Fioroni was born in Rome in 1932 into a family of artists, her father Mario is a sculptor and her mother Francesca paints and is a puppeteer. She is a pupil of Giuseppe Capogrossi at the Art School and later attends the Academy of Fine Arts. Her meeting with Toti Scialoja, her professor, is an important element of her destiny as an artist. At the end of 1958 she went to live in Paris where Tristan Tzara gave her his studio, she frequented many artists such as Jean Paul Riopelle and Alberto Giacometti, she met Samuel Beckett. In 1964 she met Goffredo Parise, her future life partner; she surrounded herself and nurtured friendships with writers and poets such as Guido Ceronetti, Andrea Zanzotto, Cesare Garboli and Valerio Magrelli. She made two large ceramic portals for the Nuovo Olimpia cinema in Rome that lead into the auditorium. She is the only female figure to be part of the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo with Mario Schifano, Franco Angeli and Tano Festa. An eclectic artist who loves to use different media, she moves from the Argenti of the 1960s, canvases and drawings made with enamels and industrial paints to aluminium, to experiments with photography and finally to a vast production of ceramics, since 1993 produced in the Bottega Gatti in Faenza also frequented by Mimmo Paladino and Luigi Ontani, with works dedicated to fairy tales, magic and the world of fantasy, holding solo exhibitions in major galleries in Italy and abroad. In 2009 Germano Celant dedicated a monograph to Giosetta Fioroni and in 2013 the artist was also honoured by the Drawing Center in New York. The portrait of Marilyn Manson, which takes up the theme of change already analysed in 2002, dates from 2009. In 2014, Fioroni made a video for the Valentino brand and in the same year she created one of her last works, the painting Ramo d'oro (Golden Branch), inspired by Frazer's book, which marks a return to the themes of the fairytale. To date, Giosetta Fioroni is considered one of the leading artists of the 20th century not only in Italy but also in Europe, her work has been protagnoist of important public exhibitions and her works are sold by major international auction houses. Giosetta Fioroni says: "In all my work, there is a kind of common matrix that is childhood, a particular childhood, lived amidst elements that are very much linked to visonarity. All this has played an important role in the choice of certain things, certain shots, even certain ways of imagining space. a space that is always so distant, as it happens on a stage'. He lives and works in Rome.

Read more Close

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on the artworks and exhibitions of the gallery.