Claudia Scarsella’s language of choice is that of collage, both traditional and digital. Her work is composed of a distinct fusion of illustrations, textures, hand-drawings, and her own photographs. Claudia conceives each work with a repeatable pattern in mind, thereby giving each piece a universal applicability on wallpaper, ceramics, and textiles. Claudia’s layered collages are depictions of her story, they convey emotions that she gently dissolves and weaves.
Claudia was born in Viterbo, Italy in 1979. She graduated in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martin’s College in London, and in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano. Her work has been exhibited in London, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin, Lugano and Beirut. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. The most notable of these are:
- In 2010 she was awarded the Arte Magazine’s Gold Plaque (Targa Oro) in Graphics
- In 2011 her name was listed in the Mondadori catalogue of the most important Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Catalogo dell’Arte Moderna – Gli artisti italiani dal primo novecento ad oggi)
- for four consecutive years, Italy’s most prestigious daily newspaper, the Corriere della Sera has placed her on the list of the top 150 contemporary Italian artists worth following and investing in
- In 2014 she created a series of collages to represent the renowned Convivio charity fair, directed by Vogue Italy’s editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, making history as the first artist other than a Vogue photographer to be handed this prestigious assignment
- In 2015 the DCAA – Dubai Culture and Arts Authority invited her to join the panel of speakers at the talk about Contemporary Art organized for the opening of the Venice Biennale. She was the only Italian artist to be invited.