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Alyssa di Edwardo
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  Alyssa di Edwardo

2018

Solo Show - Mark Borghi Fine Art - 52 E 76 St NYC, NY
September 5 - September 28, 2018

Abstract Expressionist painter, Alyssa di Edwardo synthesizes landscape into highly gestural compositions of strength and vulnerability. Her masterful use of color and intuitive palette have earned comparison to Joan Mitchell, Willede Kooning and Cecily Brown. Di Edwardo’s powerful process based work finds itself through the act of painting and mediations on poetry, landscape and sense of place. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with Mark Borghi Fine Art. Her work has been extensively exhibited and collected both domestically and abroad. 

Like sunlight leaving an afternoon before the eruption of a storm, di Edwardo renders her paintings to the precipice of action. Gestural brushstrokes pull the viewer towards a psychological landscape perhaps making the work relatable in the realm of metaphor. She says of the work, “I only see my role as a painter as an instrument and guardian to be ruthless and resolute in what is true in that moment and to have no opposition.” By embracing process, the paintings reveal their own physicality and active momentum. The energetic force of the artist’s arm, gives way to bright and wondrous color. These painted fields of color rupture from the tumultuous into sensations of joy, if not harmony. Strong brushstrokes coalesce, building structure from the inside out to unify a painting. Forms emerge from brushwork, scraping against the canvas and rich palette contrasts. Working for various lengths at a time on a single painting, moments find themselves quickly through wet on wet paint application while others take longer ranging from days to weeks to months at a time.

The exhibition includes paintings created over the last five years from three different bodies of work that the artist refers to as West Wind, Summerland, and Green Park. Di Edwardo uses the idea of Summerland as an entry way into her work. She reflects on its use in the mid 19th century Spiritualist movement regarding its relationship to the afterlife, which Andrew Jackson Davis explores in his work A Stellar Key to Summer Land (1867). Historical art and literary movements, and a variety of poets including Rumi, Rilke, Emerson, Goethe, E.E. Cummings and Robert Frost act as muse and entry point for the artist to begin a painting before process takes over. Alyssa di Edwardo notes of her own work how just as it is important to know when a painting is complete, it is equally important to know when a painting begins.


Mark Borghi Fine Art - 2426 Main Street Bridgehampton, NY

Mark Borghi Fine Art - 52 E 76 St NYC, NY
February 22 - March 30, 2018

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
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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

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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

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