Margherita Grasselli was born in Perugia on 27th  October 1970. In 1994 she graduated with a Political Sciences degree from her city’s University, got married and moved to Rome in 1995.

Margherita undertakes her sculptor activity in September 2011, by attending the courses of Marco Severini, a formal trainer of the Municipality of Rome, at the Academy of Fine Arts. Margherita   will   attend   these   courses   for   12   years,   handcrafting   clay   and   stone, experimenting with resins and suitable materials for handcraft sculptures. She experiments with  the  technique  of  coating,  using  many  types  of  colours  and  oxides,  not  least  with varnishes,  her  great  passion.  She  learns  different  techniques  of  shaping,  with  chalk  and silicon,  through  the  organisation  of  ad  hoc  courses  in  outdoor  structures  specifically designated to handcrafting. Her favourite material will always be the clay. She specialised in handcrafting Raku Sila clay, specially blended and treated in accordance to her chamotte request.

In  2011,  she  launches  the  ‘Liberarte’  exhibition  space,  in  Rome,  via  dei  Salumi  49, establishing  her  lab  and  creating  an  exposition  area  where  her  exhibitions  and  those  of young emerging artists are set up. During the spring of 2018 she meets the curator Ermanno Tedeschi to whom she entrusts her artistic growth. Starting from February 2019 she also open another workspace in Grottaglie, hosted by the company  ‘Ceramiche Nicola Fasano’, where,  thanks  to  the  owner  Franco  Fasano,  she  has  the  opportunity  to  improve  her knowledge and experimentation of new shaping, varnishing and cooking techniques, under the supervision of master ceramists and artisans in that field.

 

Exhibitions

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2005 > 2018

Emerging Sculptors

Galleria La Reginella, Roma

Young Artists

Spazio Espositivo Formarte, Roma

Spring Moons

Chiostro Antico della Viola, Perugia

Art as resource

Creative Room Art Gallery, Roma

Join in my Heart

Antica Cripta Basilica di S. Antonio, Roma

Art in a kiss

Spazio Espositivo MICRO, Roma

Art in a garden

Orto Botanico, Roma

 

2019

Future Memories

Curated by Ermanno Tedeschi

 

Memoriale della Shoah, Milano

Unforgettable Childhood

Curated by Ermanno Tedeschi

Museo Nazionale, Ravenna

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tel Aviv Museo Ebraico, Bologna

Museo del 900, Torino Museo Carlo Bilotti, Roma

 

Re Opening

Curated by Ermanno Tedeschi

Villa Sassi, Torino

 

Metamorphosis

Open House Roma, Arimondi Art Studios, Roma

 

Alice reading

Spazio Pensilina, Viterbo

 

DiversificARTE

Curated by Ermanno Tedeschi

Banca Patrimoni Sella & C, Roma

 

Bim, Bum, Bam

Curated by Ermanno Tedeschi

Palazzo Steri, Palermo

 

2020

BIAS 2020, Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Sacra

Curated by Chiara Donà dalle Rose

Marina di Sant’Elena, Venezia

Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani, Padova Loggiato di Sant’Ambrogio, Palermo Strada degli artisti, Porto Rotondo

Yacht Club Porto Rotondo

Solo Exhibitions


2017

Suspended sights

Museo-Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti,

ex Chiesa di San Francesco delle Donne, Perugia

The cloister’s moments

Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo, Montescaglioso, Matera

Moments around the stones

Residenza Sassi San Gennaro, Matera

 

2019 Curated by Ermanno Tedeschi

Through my eyes

La Lopa, Matera

A boy is arrived

Studio di Architettura Lageard, Torino

Glances among the stones

Matera 2019 Capitale Europea della Cultura

One, two, three…Alt!

Museo di Casa Romei, Ferrara

 

2020

At Elena’s house

Studio Tiepolo 38 Arte Contemporanea, Roma

Permanent Exhibitions

Piazza San Gennaro, Matera Palazzo Gattini, Matera

La Lopa, Matera

Villa Malfitano Witaker, Palermo