FRANCESCA GALLIANI

TRANSGENDER


NEW YORK


BIOGRAPHY

Italian artist and photographer Francesca Galliani received her BFA at Washington DC’s Corcoran School of Art.
After graduating she started her career from the newly adopted home, New York City.
Her distinctive photographic art won her the Kodak European Panorama Award in Arles, 1995.
Gallianiʼs work ranges from photographic analogue media with tonersʼ manual intervention to mixed media with her signature use of painting and collage used on her own photographs.
The international fine art world has embraced the unique emotion of her work and she has been exhibited across the globe. Artists she has been featured alongside include  Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplerthorpe, Pierre et Gilles, Joel-Peter Witkin and Marina Abramovic.
Some of the highlights of her career have been exhibitions at “The Museum Ciurlonis” in Kaunas-Lithuania (Solo Exhibition 2013), “The Museum Manege” in Saint Petersburg-Russia (Solo Exhibition 2011), “The Venice Biennale” in Italy (2011), “The Alessandria Biennale” in Italy (2008), “Arte e Omosessualitaʼ from Von Goeden to Pierre et Gilles” at Palazzo della Ragione Milano and Palazzina Reale di Santa Maria Novella in Florence-Italy (2007), “The Museum Triennale” Milan-Italy (Solo Exhibition 2007),  “The Photographyʼs International Biennal” Brescia-Italy (2006), “Mambo” Bologna-Italy (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art 2004)
Galliani’s work has been published in books like:  “Portrait of the New Angola” (Skira/Rizzoli 2012), “Lo stato dellʼArte Regioni dʼItalia (Skira 2011), “Arte e Omosessualitaʼ. Da Von Gloeden a Pierre et Gilles” (Electa 2007), “Curve Pericolose” (Maretti 2007), “Linee allʼOrizzonte” (Maretti 2007), “Biennale Internazionale della Fotografia” (Museum ed. 2006), “Real” (Charta-2004), “The Nude Ideal and Reality” (Skira 2004), “Women by Women” (Prestel-2003). She had reviews in magazines and newspapers such as: “Foto & Video” (Russia 2013), “Time Out” (Dubai 2012), “The National” (Dubai 2012), “Penthouse” (Holland 2012), “La Repubblica” (Italy 2011 and 2007), “Il Sole 24 Ore” (Italy 2011), “A Rush of Culture” (Italy 2011), “Max” (Italy 2010), “Panorama” (Italy 2010), “Inspire” (Slovakia 2009), “Arte Cineteca” (Italy 2009), “Velvet” (Italy 2008), “D” (2008), “Il Domani” (Italy 2008), “Il Corriere della Sera” (Italy 2007), “LʼEspresso” (Italy 2007), XL (Italy 2007), Il Resto del Carlino” (Italy 2006), “Overview” (Italy 2006), “La Stampa” (Italy 2006) She did editorials for fashion Magazines such as “Velvet” (Italy 2008, 2009), “Vogue Gioielli” (Italy 2006 to 2009) and artistic interpretations for campaigns such as “Leviʼs” (2007 and 2011), “John Richmond” (2010 and 2011), “Stefanel” (2010) and “Duvetica” (2010).

EXHIBITIONS

2016 Galleria Davide Campi, Ibiza-Spain


2015 Palazzo Isolani, Bologna-Italy

2015 Galleria Arte Maggiore, Bologna-Italy

2015 Galleria Davide Campi, Ibiza-Spain


2013 Barbara Frigerio Gallery, Milan-Italy

2013 Museum Ciurlonis, Kaunas-Lithuania


2012 Vision Quest Gallery, Genoa-Italy

2012 Showcase Gallery, Dubai-UAE


2011 Museum Manege, St Petersburg-Russia

2011 Le Baz’ art, NYC

2011 Showcase Gallery, Dubai-UAE


2007 Luxardo Gallery, Roma-Italy

2007 Up to the sky 2, photo festival, Milano-Italy

2007 LEVI’S Project – Triennale, Milano-Italy

2007 Il Torchio Contemporary Art Gallery, Milano-Italy

2007 Duplex Art Gallery, Genova-Italy


2006 Forni Gallery, Bologna-Italy

2006 Biennale Internazionale della Fotografia: Primo’s Gallery, Brescia-Italy

2006 Judge Award Competition: Gay Pride, Sidney-Australia


2004 Il Torchio Gallery, Milano-Italy

2004 Galerie Vivendi, Paris-France

2004 Image Gallery, Bologna-Italy


2003 Jim Kempner Fine Art, Nyc


2002 Iben Gallery, Milan-Italy


2001 Image Gallery, Bologna-Italy


2000 Barbara Levy, NY


1995 Arte Studio Gallery, Milan-Italy


1994 Studio Bernardi, Milan-Italy

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