ARTIST
Alyssa di Edwardo
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Alyssa di Edwardo

American, b. 1957



Abstract Expressionist painter Alyssa di Edwardo synthesizes landscape into highly gestural compositions of strength and vunerability. Her masterful use of color and intuitive palette have earned comparison to Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning and Cecily Brown. Her work has been extensively exhibited and collected both domestically and abroad.

Artist Statement

The process of making art for me comes from a collective experience and then allowing a distillation of that experience in a synergistic dance. In my youth I was very drawn to color and  it's association as well as deeply curious about symbols, objects and experiences that would either disorient you or have a quality that could draw you in. There always seemed to be something more that what my senses could take in, something unseen but felt and the combination of these experiences that opened a portal that was unlimited in time and space.

I had a grasp on the knowing that anything I looked at or idea I contemplated for a period of time would reveal something that I would have otherwise not be seen or understood.  The inherent beauty and mystery of nature and life. To see the world with new eyes and experience it with a beginners mind. 
 
I connected with the all encompassing feeling  in my first experience in seeing Van Gogh’s Irises at the Met and captivated by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Flower, and her courage to be at the frontier of abstract art in such a formidable way. How she lived her life was inseparable from her work, that all consuming nature of creating art confirmed my path as an artist at a young age.  
 
The highly visceral medium of painting became the portal utilized to transcribe my experience. My art is not feminist but I do feel the female archetype and a strong need to reclaim the roots of true feminine power. The dichotomy of the very physical nature of painting and female point creates the necessary friction for highly intuitive creativity. 

The more I observe I find stillness in constant change I find new places, hidden beauty. It is a responsilbity to arrive at the blank canvas fully prepared and knowledgeable and to execute an idea fully, but it is not mine. By absorbing myself deliberately, I achieve greater depths of awareness within the work.  It is my intention for my work to have a quality of universality that transcends all and allows the viewer to stop look and possibly see more in the work and the world.   
 
I am currently exploring the idea of color and experience of perception triggered by color. How we perceive and recall experience in a spilt second something that speaks volumes and may encompass past, present and future. As O’ Keeffe said it is our whole lives coming back at us when we look at the canvas. I find that curious and fascinating and worthy of exploration.

Exhibitions / Solo Shows 
  Alyssa di Edwardo

2016
May 7 - June 4. 2016 - Solo Exhibition Palm Beach County Cultural Council
Dina Guston Baker Award Mature Female Artist 2015-2016
The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building 601 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, FL 

2015
Artsy
https://www.artsy.net/alyssa-at-alyssastudio-dot-com

2014
Saatchi London
Curators Pick Luxe Collection Artist to invest in
http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Collage/Our-Curator-s-Picks-Large-scale-and-Luxury/153961/85013/view

Luxe Magazine Style Maker 
http://luxeworthy.luxesource.com/luxe-daily/entry.aspx?id=524

2013
County Contemporary Artist Lecture & Presentation 8/31/2013
The Robert M. Montgomery Jr. Building 601 Lake Ave Lake Worth, FL
County Contemporary All Media Juried Show -  6/14-9/7/2013
Juried by Mark Richard Leach, Executive Director Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem NC.
The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building 601 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, FL 
Solo Exhibit  - Selected Works - 3/21-4/5/2013 -  Arthouse 429 - West Palm Beach, FL
Celebrity Masque Art - 3/9/2013 - Wally Findlay Gallery - Palm Beach, FL
Art Palm Beach 1/24-1/27/2013  -  ArtHouse 429 West Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach Convention Center  West Palm Beach, FL 
Inaugural Opening 1/17/2012 - curated by Bruce Helander 
ArtHouse 429  - 429 25th St West Palm Beach, FL
Liman Gallery - Abstracts -  Palm Beach, FL

2012
ArtHouse 429 25th St Northwood West Palm Beach, FL
Solo Exhibit  / New Works -  Culture Council of Palm Beach County  -  6/9- 7/7/2012 
The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building 601 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, FL 
Liman Gallery - Abstracts - 2/2012 Palm Beach, FL
Art Palm Beach 1/20-1/23/2012  -  Liman Gallery Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach Convention Center  West Palm Beach, FL

2011
Studio 1608 Recent Works - Fall Show - 11/26/2011 - West Palm Beach, FL
Liman Gallery - Painters of Palm Beach -  11/4-12/31/2011 - Palm Beach, FL
Dora Frost Studio  - Portraits 2011 -  10/8/2011 -  Southhampton, NY
60th All Florida Juried Competition/ Boca Museum Boca Raton Florida -  6/28-9/11/2011
curated by Valerie Ann Leeds adjunct curator of American Art at the Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan and previously held a curatorial position at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Art Naples - International Contemporary Art Fair - Naples Florida - March 18-21 2011
Time Fine Art Gallery - West Palm Beach Florida
Saatchi Gallery UK / Saatchi Online
Studio Visit Magazine / Spring 2011 Volume 13,  The Open Studio Press 
curated by Beth Venn senior curator of American Art at the Newark Museum (www.newarkmuseum.org) 

2010
Saatchi Gallery UK / Saatchi Online
Lighthouse Center for the Arts  Multiple Sins June 17, 2010 - Tequesta, FL
Studio 1608 Artist Open Studio May 15, 2010 - West Palm Beach, FL
Studio 1608 Right Here Right Now March 17, 2010 - West Palm Beach, FL

2009
Studio 1608 Fall Show November 2009 - West Palm Beach, FL
Studio 1608 "Erotica" March 2009 - West Palm Beach, FL
Liman Gallery - Palm Beach, FL
Down 2 Earth - Lake Worth, FL 

2008
Studio 1608 "Crossing Streets" November 2008 - West Palm Beach, FL
Studio 1608 Group Show March 2008 - West Palm Beach, FL
Liman Gallery - Palm Beach, FL
Studio 1608 Open March 15, 2008 - West Palm Beach, FL
             
2007              
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - West Palm Beach, FL
Abstract Paintings/ Liman Gallery - Palm Beach, FL
Puccio Gallery - New York, NY
Louis Pope Life Ball Mar-A-Lago - Palm Beach, FL

2006
Food is Art/American Lung   Association - West Palm Beach, FL 
Abstract Paintings/ Liman Gallery - Palm Beach, FL
Puccio Gallery - New York, NY
Artist's Ball/ Studio Artist/Armory Art Center - West Palm Beach, FL

2005
By Land & Sea/PBI Airport/ PBCC - West Palm Beach, FL
ArtStart/ArtStart & Friends - Palm Beach, FL
Food is Art/American Lung Association - West Palm Beach, FL 
Palm Artist Group Show - West Palm Beach, FL
Landscape Redefined/ Liman Gallery - Palm Beach,  FL
Puccio Gallery NYC, New York - New York, NY
Down 2 Earth Gallery - Delray Beach, FL

2004 
Puccio Gallery NYC NY - New York, NY
Justice & Jesters/ Legal Aid Pro Bona Gala - West Palm Beach, Fl
Food is Art/American Lung Association - West Palm Beach, FL
Down 2 Earth Gallery - Delray Beach, FL
Palm Street Art Studio Exhibit - West Palm Beach, FL
Ken Elias Gallery - Palm Beach, FL
Palm Street Art Studio Exhibit - West Palm Beach, FL
Photo Succession/ Cultural Arts Council - Stuart, FL

2003
Artist's Ball/ Studio Artist/Armory Art Center - West Palm Beach, FL
American Lung Association Designer Show house - Manalapan, FL
Soho Arts South Gallery - Palm Beach, FL
Take Home a Nude Armory Art Center - West Palm Beach, FL

2002
Progressive Insurance/Corporate Art Exhibit - Mayfield Village, OH

2001
Art Serve/City Link Best Artists of the Year - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1998 
Lighthouse Gallery and School of the Arts - Tequesta, FL 
The Underground Cafe - West Palm Beach, FL 
Metro I Gallery - Egg Harbor, WI

1997 
Food Amongst The Arts - Boca Raton, FL 
Metro I Gallery - Egg Harbor, WI

1996
Clematis Street Books/Gallery - West Palm Beach, FL 
Cuillo Center for the Arts - West Palm Beach, FL  

Carefree Theatre - West Palm Beach, FL 

MEDIA COVERAGE/AWARDS


Recipient of the "Dina Guston Baker Award " - Mature Female Artist 2015-2016

LUXE Interios + Design South Florida Magazine feature Alyssa di Edwardo "Style Makers" Summer 2013

Palm Beach Society ArtHouse429 Solo Show Arts & Education Alyssa di Edwardo and William Halliday April 4 2013

Palm Beach Daily News Alyssa di Edwardo Palm Beach artist ArtHouse 429 solo show March 2013

Palm Beach Post Notables Alyssa di Edwardo & sculptor William Halliday solo show ArtHouse 429 March 2013

Palm Beach Society ArtHouse 429 Inaugural Opening January 2013

Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine Players  Artist Alyssa di Edwardo July 2012 by  Liza Smith

Florida Weekly Arts and Entertainment “’Culture Council Highlights Solo Exhibit” artist Alyssa di Edwardo June 2012

Town – Crier Wellington  - “Solo Exhibition on Display at Culture Council” artist Alyssa di Edwardo June 2012

Palm Beach Illustrated – “Alyssa di Edwardo Solo Exhibition at Palm Beach Culture Council” June 2012

House of Lavende – Weekender – Discover Local artist Alyssa di Edwardo Solo Exhibit June 2012

Hispanic MPR “Palm Beach Culture Council Solo Exhibit by artist Alyssa di Edwardo” June 2012

“Discover Local Artists” P Pulse – Alyssa di Edwardo by Christine Davis June 2012

American Towns – Featured Event “Solo Exhibit Palm Beach Culture Council artist Alyssa di Edwardo” June 2012

Your News – Art & Culture   Alyssa di Edwardo June 2012

ChristineDavis.com World Press – Artist Alyssa di Edwardo Solo Exhibit Palm Beach Culture Council – June 2012

Palm Beach Arts Paper - Weekend Art Picks  - Alyssa di Edwardo Solo Show Palm Beach Culture Center June 2012

North County Current – Discover Local Artists- Alyssa di Edwardo June 2012

Discover Local Artists – Alyssa di Edwardo by Christine Davis June 2012

The Jupiter Courier – New Cultural Council Solo Exhibit Alyssa di Edwardo  June 2012

Palm Beach Culture Solo Exhibit Alyssa di Edwardo June 2012

Rickie Leiters  - “The Rickie Report”- Solo Show Highlights Local Artist Alyssa di Edwardo June 2012

Palm Beach Post  -Accent  “Fabulous at 55” Alyssa di Edwardo artist/solo show Barbara Marshall May 29, 2012

Harper’s Bazaar Magazine May 2012 Fabulous at Every Age

Works - "Prospect Park" -  Selected for 60th Annual All Florida Juried Competition Exhibition at Boca Museum in Boca Raton Florida.

Works - "Providence" - Selected for Studio Visit  Magazine Spring 2011 Volume 13 The Open Studio Press 

Alyssa di Edwardo -  Recent Works  - published 2010

Alyssa di Edwardo - Paintings - published 2012

Saatchi Gallery UK/ Saatchi Online

Palm Beach Society magazine, April 2009
“Meet Artist Alyssa di Edwardo”

National Museum of Woman in the Arts, 2009

“Who’s Who of American Woman”
Landmark 25th Edition 2007

Palm Beach Daily News, May 2007
“Art Start & Friends”

Palm Beach Today, April 2005
9th Annual American Lung Association's “Food is Art”

Palm Beach Post, 2005
“Ellen Limans Adventures in Art”

ABC/WPBF Channel 25, 2005
Fundraiser for Tsunami Disaster
“Local Artist’s Donate art for live auction”

South Florida Business Journal, February, 2005
“Live/Work Space Brings Back Old Time Concept Contemporary Artist Alyssa DiEdwardo”

Palm Beach Daily News, February 2005
“Art Group Hopes to Take Next Step”

The Martin County News, August 2004
“Arts Alive-Center Stage”

Palm Beach Daily News, February 2003
“Goals Met for Palm Street Art Show”

Palm Beach Daily News, February 2003
“Di Edwardo Shares Vision of Palm Beach and New York City

City Link, October 1997
City Link Art Fest
Gallery Review, September 1997

Palm Beach Daily News, March 1997
“Fashion & Art on Clematis”




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