Luigia Gio Martelloni
Luigia Gio Martelloni is an Italian visual artist, curator, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. Her work is influenced by the Arte Povera movement, and it is rooted in the modern avant garde. Martelloni’s artistic practice is focused on uncovering the hidden layers of truth, exploring dimensions of collective unconscious and subjective interpretation.
Martelloni has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as 58th International Art Exhibition VENICE BIENNALE, Venice (2019), Gallery 825, Los Angeles (2016), Torrance Art Museum, California (2016), IIC Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles (2003), Cal Poly Pomona Art Colony, California (2003), and Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea Universita La Sapienza, Rome (1996). Between 2018 and 2019, Martelloni curated 3 international exhibitions in Southern Italy and Southern California with more than 60 artists. With a cross-disciplinary reach, her artistic repertoire includes creative collaborations with Francis Ford Coppola, Dean Tavoularis and Luigi Comencini, and reflects a roster of acclaimed theatre productions and documentary films. Martelloni received her MFA from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, and studied at UCLA extension, Entertainment studies/ Directing and at the Santa Monica College with a focus on Photography.