Valeria Patrizi


Valeria Patrizi exhibits in Galleria Gagliardi since 2020.

Valeria Patrizi was born in Italy in 1979. In 1999 she specialized in pictorial decoration at the Art Institute "I.S.A. Roma2" and in 2004 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (Chair of Painting Nunzio Solendo), after attending for 6 months the "Facultad de Bellas Artes de Granada" (Spain). She graduated in Painting Restoration at the School of Restoration San Giacomo of the City of Rome. She began her artistic career studying painting techniques and form through drawing and the study of anatomy. After a long period of study of academic painting she detached herself from it, moving towards a new, more essential and original pictorial dimension; in her large canvases, often displayed without frames as if they were large tapestries, she uses coffee, tea and bitumen, seeking the balance of form through lines and stains. In constant search for a new and symbolic idea of the human figure, he dwells on the image of the woman; the only one in which he can get lost and find himself.

Collective exhibitions

2018 Arte Genova. Fiera d'arte contemporanea. Per Gall'Art.
2018 Amanei. Salina (Messina) in collaborazione con GalleriaParione 9.                         2017 Vernice Arte fair, Forlì 2016 Collettiva Premio Nardi, Galleria Nardi, Roma
2016 “Exit voto” Galleria Parione, Roma
2015 "Sald-out Mostra del piccolo formato” Evasioni art Studio, Roma 2015 “Vernice art fair” Fiera d’arte di Forlì.Forlì
2014 “BeFreeFromViolence” La Pelanda Museo Macro Testaccio, Roma
2014 “Sinthomo” Centro Culturale Elsa Morante in collaborazione con Zètema, Roma
2014 “Sinthomo” Centro Culturale Gabriella Ferri in collaborazione con Zètema, Roma
2014 “Sinthomo” Centro Culturale Aldo Fabrizi in collaborazione con Zètema, Roma
2013 “S.P.Q.R Opere di piccolo formato” Collezione Saman, Roma
2013 “Azione Sentimentale” Mondrian Suite Art Gallery
2013 “Giuseppe Verdi ForEver” Teatro dell’opera, Roma
2013 “XXL il massimo dell’arte” Centro Culturale Gabriella Ferri, Roma 
2013 “XXL il massimo dell’arte” Collezione Saman, Roma
2013 “Cento sfumature di grigio” Collezione Saman, Roma
2013 “Artisti in permanenza” Collezione Saman, Roma
2013 “345 teatro da gustare” Teatro degli audaci, Roma
2012 “Natarte” Galleria Vittoria, Roma
2012 “Premio Fiorenza Sorbelli” Mondrian Suite ArtGallery, Roma
2012 "Le donne l'arte oggi 2" Spazio Massenzio Arte, Roma
2012 “Immagina ArteFiera”, ReggioEmilia
2011" Le donne l'arte oggi" Spazio Massenzio Arte, Roma
2008 "De Industria", Fermignano (PU)
2007 "Femminile Plurale" Alphaville cineclub, galleria Grazie Prego  
2006 "ItaliaUcraina rassegna Arte Contemporanea, Museo della Fanteria, Roma
2006 "Donne Internazionali Opere d'Arte" Casa Internazionale della donna, Roma
2005 "Artisti al chiostro" Chiostro dei S.s. Apostoli, Roma
2005 "Mostra d'arte del piccolo formato" Stamperia del Tevere, Roma 
2003 “Collettiva per la Notte Bianca", Accademia Belle Arti, Roma. 
2002 “Collettiva cattedra di pittura Andrea Volo, Accademia Belle Arti, Roma.

Solo exhibitions

2018 “Plenitudo” Museo Diocesano Caltagirone. (Catania)
2017 “ Una stanza tutta per sé” Galleria Nardi Arte, Roma
2017 “The Giantess” Galleria Liberarte, Roma
2016 “Souvenir” Galleria Amanei, Salina (Messina) in collaborazione con la Galleria Parione 9 di Roma  
2016 “Message in a Bottle”, Not your Dolls, Roma
2015 “Les Madeleines”, Studio Concept, Roma
2014 “La prima cena” Lanificio 159, Roma
2014 “La prima cena” Mondrian Suite Art Gallery, Roma
2013 “Due” Mondrian Suite ArtGallery, Roma 
2013 “Due” Fonderia delle Arti, Roma 
2011 "Placenta", Palladium, Roma
2010 "Scacco Matto" Caffè Fandango, Roma
2007 "Il Vaso di Pand’ora", Galleria Utopia di Francisco Cordoba, Roma
2007 "Il Vaso di Pand’ora" per NUfactory, Boscolo Borromini Hotel, Roma 
2007 "La Que Sabe" Galleria D’Arte De’ Serpenti, Roma.
2006 "Immagin’aria Alice e Me", Villaggio Globale, Roma.
2003 "Di Parole Di Lune Di Rosso", Caffè Bohemien, Roma.


On a canvas of pure cotton previously prepared by the same artist, Valeria Patrizi with a sure hand, outlines the face and body of the female figures, the colours used, soft and delicate, are made from coffee, charcoal, ink, pigments, and graphite dissolved in water.

The sweet and proud faces, drawn with pencil, have in their eyes the attentive vivacity that responds to the gaze of the observer; the contours of the figures, subtly drawn with pencil on a canvas dotted with drops of colour, outline the figures, the colour of the clothes, even if decided, fade absorbed in the fabric giving these a sense of vaporosity.

Such simple and essential canvases bring back memories the painted or calligraphed 'Kakemono' (the hanging thing) of East Asia on which ideograms, dragons and tigers, plants, flowers, anthropomorphic figures, and landscapes were painted with quick and decisive strokes, with which the painter communicated the harmony of nature, life and the universe.

And so, we stand in front of Patrizi's works with the same inner calm, trying to get in touch with these presences and ready to accept the invitation to enter their world.

Sitting or standing, in an empty space, we are not given to know where Valeria's Women live, we have few elements to know them, from a book, a bird, a cat, a small animal or surrounded by plants or baskets of fruit, from these few clues we understand what they love.

Some on the other hand, alone, make themselves looked at almost with a slight sense of provocation.

Their world is the canvas in which they live, they are crystallised in a 'frame' in which a moment of their life is captured, the moment in which they pause to think, reflect, remember, or, sometimes demure and surprised at our observing, they look at the watcher with surprise.

The spectator grasps this abstraction, this intimate detachment from reality that surrounds these female figures, they live the moment, that precise instant in which they are lost in their secret thoughts, the attention is attracted by their gaze that looks but does not see: this is the fascination of Patrizi's works, we feel them close, fragile and strong at the same time; yet Valeria's Women give us a sense of peace and, as only the female world knows how to do, fascinate us, with an indecipherable, mysterious and enigmatic gaze.

Isabella Del Guerra, 2022