Paola De Giovanni

EDUCATION

January 2001-January 2002 MA-Fashion Studies, London College of Fashion

September 1995-June 1998 BA-Hons Design Studies, 2.1, University of Salford

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

January 2005-MeanMagenta.com-textile design and mixed media artwork-Bury, Greater Manchester

February 2002-September 2003-Assistant Archivist-Wilson Centre for Photography-London

October 1999- December 2000-Assistant Archivist-Laura Ashley-London

VOLUNTARY WORK/WORK PLACEMENT

January-June 1999-MoDa-University of Middlesex-assistant to the textile curator

September-December 1998-National Portrait Gallery-Heinz Archive-assistant to the curator

EXHIBITIONS AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

November/December 06-Off The Shelf-Saltburn Artists’ Project-Saltburn by the Sea

Xmas show-collective at NtAma Studio Gallery-Todmorden

View 06-collective xmas exhibition-View from The Top Gallery

The Postcard Show-Surface Gallery-Nottingham

Inner City Living 06-xmas group exhibition-Preston-Lancashire

October 2006/December 2007: Pierce-Freshfield Advertising Campaign

October 2006, Prelude-Inspired Art Fair, Spitalfields, London

New Artists and Makers Emporium, N.A.M.E. Stoneleigh Park

The Gateway to the Quarter, York, digital-public art exhibition

co-curated by Aesthetica Magazine

September 06-November 06, Liverpool Biennial 06-Independent OnLine Exhibition of Digital Art-www.digitalshow.co.uk

July 2006, Fusion, organised by Total Image Nation, Design Innovation Centre, Leeds

February 2006, Temporary and Heart, March Town Hall, March, Cambridgeshire

January 2006,The Red Dot Gallery, Luton

December 2005, Re:Work, The Met, Bury

November 2005, Creative City, Preston

MEDIA COVERAGE

December 2006 Manchester Creative Annual 2007

September 2006 Concept for Living (interior design magazine)

Designbar.com

July 2006 JPG Magazine (published US wide)

May 2006 Aesthetica Magazine (Visual Arts magazine-UK)

December 2005 The Bury Times (article on local solo exhibition)

October 2005 Thread Magazine (Textile Arts publication-UK)

The London Institute Alumni Magazine

August 2005 Square Foot Magazine (interior design magazine)

Forest and Woodland

General Landscape

Wild Flowers and Grasses

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About Paola De Giovanni

Artist Statement ”My creative practice is a voyage of discovery, enchantment and experimentation. I use a combination of traditional and digital techniques to create atmospheric interpretations of nature and colourful abstract compositions. I am a textile designer by training and a visual artist by vocation. I trained as a photographer in Florence and since my days as an undergraduate at the University of Salford my creative practice has evolved into a balanced combination of art practice and design. I consider myself a storyteller that uses textures, hues and shapes”. Paola De Giovanni