Medium: Mixed media
Size: 180 x 90 x 70 cm
Amadio, the Italian sculptor and painter, was born in Rome. She has lived in Bologna since 1962. In Rome, she studied literature at the University and painting at the Arts Academy. Under the influence of the New Realism, Amadio has applied herself, first as a painter, then as a creator of plastic figures and theatrically produced groups -- dolls made of various partly painted materials, with naturalistic and grotesque deformed features -- a parodistic-provocative way of representing frustrated and macabre everyday motives.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Agora Gallery, New York, 1999; Montserrat Gallery, New York, 1997; The Coventry Gallery, London, 1994; Naviglio Gallery, Milan, Italy 1987; Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy, 1972; Naviglio Gallery, Milan, 1970; and Il Girasole, Rome, Italy, 1965.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Dis-semination, (international exhibition), Bologna Common at Salara, 1999; Adrenalin, (international exhibition), Aylesbury County Museum, U.K., 1998; and ARTAE, (international exhibition), Italy 19991-92.