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Luciana Grazia Menegazzi

Luciana Grazia Menegazzi

Born: 1961

Hometown: San Giuliano Milanese - Milan

Based in: San Giuliano Milanese - Milan

Born in Milan on 16/08/1961, graduated from the Art school and then in Architecture in 1988. Teaching Assistant at the Milan Polytechnic in the early academic years. She opened her own architectural firm in 1989. Now she works as an artist.
In 2015 she started to use porcelain Paper Clay. She takes part to several international ceramics competitions with her artistic porcelain works.

Main Exhibitions:
2022
. Italian Studio Ceramics, collective exhibition with on-line auction during the Milan Design Week 2022 - ESH gallery - Milano
. Virtual exhibition of the artwork "Big clustered soft cocoon" at Urbanside gallery Zurich (Artbox.Project)
2021
• Finalist at the XV Biennal de Ceramica Artistica de Aveiro (Portugal)
• Finalist at the 3rd Bon Art Project Teheran (Iran) International Ceramic virtual exhibition “Transformation”
• Finalist at the international competition “Ceramics in love – Three” at Castellamonte (Turin – Italy)

2020
• Finalist at the XXVII international competition “MediTERRAneo” Grottaglie, palazzo Episcopio (Taranto – Italy)
• Invited to “Cluster Crafts”, collective exhibition in London – 28 Oct./2 Nov. - On line edition

2019
• Collective exhibition at MUDeC museum “E' sempre l'ora del tè” (Laveno - Italy)
• Finalist at the international XXVI competition “MediTERRAneo” Grottaglie, palazzo Episcopio (Taranto – Italy)
• Finalist at the international competition “Ceramics in love – Two” at Castellamonte (Turin – Italy)
• Finalist at the competition “Maria Giusy Ricotti memorial” Oristano Ceramic Center, Museo Diocesano Arborense (Oristano, Sardinia)

2018
• Published in the "Access Ceramics" project (Lewis and Clark College - Oregon)
• Finalist at the international competition XXV "Terra, identità, luogo, materia" Grottaglie, Antico convento dei Cappuccini (Taranto - Italy)
• Finalist at the 11th international competition "Argille Creative" Albissola marina, Museo MUDA (Savona – Italy) -
Winner of Artbox.talent Halloween art contest 2018

2017
• Collective exhibition "Panoramart " at the castle of Carimate (Como).
• First solo exhibition in San Donato Milanese (Milan) at the municipal gallery "Cascina Roma".

The images of some of her works have been included in the book "Artistic Ceramics - Materials, Techniques, History" edited by Edoardo Pilia.

Every year she takes part at the Milan Design Week
She also took part at Argillà Faenza (Italy) in 2016 and 2018 with “Milano Makers” and at the first “Festa della Ceramica di Saronno” (Varese) in 2018.

She also teaches Paper Clay in various workshops.


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Watercorals vases by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Watercorals vases

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Alba nidum by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Luciana Grazia Menegazzi, Italy

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Big clustered soft cocoon by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Luciana Grazia Menegazzi, Italy

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Oblivion by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Black oblivion by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Luciana Grazia Menegazzi, Italy

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Tiny oblivion by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Blue Madrepora bowl by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Madrepora ovum by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Bowl Life #2 by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Luciana Grazia Menegazzi, Italy

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Faustina by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Jeff #1 by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Jeff #2 by Luciana Grazia Menegazzi
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Luciana Grazia Menegazzi, Italy

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Luciana Grazia Menegazzi In The Studio

"All my artworks are made of Paper Clay porcelain. It is a mixture of porcelain and paper in the percentage of 2/5% . The paper in the mixture allows greater lightness, transparency and new shapes. The manufacturing techniques range from casting in disposable cardboard molds, to be applied by brush on a balloon, to the filigree. All pieces are fired at 1260 C. They are all unique pieces."

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More About Luciana Grazia Menegazzi

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What inspires you?

Nature, literature, dreams...but first of all the material itself.

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Describe your creative process.

All my work concerns fragility and lightness. It's a non conceptual approach that investigate the chances of the material leading to its extreme consequences. I use only porcelain paper clay that I prepare on my own adding paper to the clay. I use different techniques as slip casting in disposable cardboard molds, brushwork on a balloon, very thin slabs, filigree...

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Lightness, fragility, organicity

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Henry Matisse, Gunnar Asplund, Adolf Loos

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

A balloon

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Believe in youself

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Where do you go for inspiration?

In a natural environement


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Credentials

Education

Polithecnic of Milan - Architecture

Italy, 1988

Art school "Orsoline di San Carlo" Milan

Italy, 1981

Education

Polithecnic of Milan - Architecture

Italy, 1988

Art school "Orsoline di San Carlo" Milan

Italy, 1981

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