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Place of birth - Dolomites, Bolzano, Italy

 

EDUCATION

1976 - 1978  Istituto d'Arte di Ortisei, Italy
1978 - 1982  Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, Italy
1986 - 1988  Capel Manor Horticultural College (Ecology and Conservation)

 

EXHIBITIONS

LAUDERDALE HOUSE London 2015

CHELSEA LIBRARY GALLERY London 2014

LAUDERDALE HOUSE London 2014

VOLUNTARY ACTION ISLINGTON London 2014

ZERO CELSIUS London Canal Museum 2013

WATERMARKS London Canal Museum 2013

UNITED HOUSE  paper pulp installations London. 2012

L'ACQUA DIALOGA COI SASSI  pulp works and installations VZ Gallery, London. 2011

UNITED HOUSE  large-scale paper pulp works London. 2010

CITTA IDEALE  Barbican Library Foyer, Barbican Centre, London. 2009  

ECO D'INCONTRO
 paper pulp works Tavistock Centre, London. 2009  

L'ANGELO DELL'INTERMEZZO  
paper pulp and bookworks
Chelsea Library Gallery. 2007  

LA FAVELLA DI COLORE  paper pulp works Tavistock Centre, London. 2005  

ANCHE ANIME DEVONO EVOLVERE 
installations, paper pulp works and artists books Diorama 1, London. 2004  

SUONO VOCALICO  
paper pulp works
Broadway Theatre, Peterborough. 2004  

INSTALLATION AND PULPWORKS  Circolo Artistico e Culturale di Ortisei,
Italy. 2002

'Irma Irsara, Pur Amur de la Nature'
film broadcast by TV RAI 3 Ladina, Italy. 2001  

PULPWORKS Gadz, The Coffee Bar, London. 2001  

MAMMACORD II  
paper pulp works
 Tavistock Centre & Mary Ward Centre, London. 2000  

The Triangle Restaurant exhibition of paper pulp works London. 1999  

PAPER PULP WORKS  Mary Ward Centre, London. 1999

Tavistock Centre  exhibition of etchings London. 1999  

MAMMACORD
large-scale paper pulp works
 Tavistock Centre, London. 1998  

La Dolce Restaurant  exhibition of paper pulp works London. 1997  

PAPERWORKS  
prints and works made from paper pulp
Tavistock Centre, London. 1997 

WXD Café Gallery  exhibition of prints on hand-made paper London. 1996  

AUTOMATIC CROSS-STITCH (part 1 and 2)  King's Fund, London. 1996 

AUTOMATIC CROSS-STITCH (part 1 and 2)
HIDDEN FEMININITY  prints and installations  Filef Centre, London. 1996  

AUTOMATIC CROSS-STITCH
Slide performance with poetry performed by Frances Presley for conference 'Feminism and the Aesthetics of Difference' University of London. 1995  

STONEQUARRY
slide performance and exhibition with Islington Poetry Workshop
. Islington, London 1994  

GREEN FRUIT YELLOW BREEZE  
prints and drawings
Islington Central Library Gallery, London. 1992  

FRA MITI E SEGNI  prints and drawings Filef Centre, London. 1991  

Arts Theatre Café exhibition of etchings London. 1990  

Filef Centre exhibition of etchings and paintings London. 1990 

LOOKING FOR CONNECTION  
Lauderdale House Gallery, Highgate, London.1989

UNO SPAZIO  installations Galleria del Circolo di Ortisei, Italy. 1983 

MISURE DEL COLORE   
glass and mirror installation Accademia di Belle Arti d'Urbino, Italy. 1981

QUADRATO ALCHIMISTA
installation Urbino 1982

CASA, FILO, FUOCO, GENTE  
installation and performance Accademia di Belle Arti d'Urbino, Italy. 1980

SIRENA E METROPOLI  
studio exhibition
Accademia di Belle Arti d'Urbino, Italy. 1979

 

GROUP SHOWS

SUMMER MEMBERS SHOW London Print Studio 2016

ART AT THE BRIDGE #7 (SAF) Tower Bridge (Engine Rooms) 2016

ARTROOMS Melia White House Hotel, London 2016

ARTISTS DRAWING A LINE UNDER TORTURE
Freedom from Torture charity auction, Bargehouse Gallery, London 2015

LETTER IN MIND  Oxo Gallery, London 2015

IN THE OPEN  Murray Edwards College, Cambridge 2015

MUSEUMS AT NIGHT  London Canal Museum, Islington. 2014

NEL CERCHIO DELL'ARTE, Centro Trevi, Bolzano , Italy 2013/14

ART BELOW billboard poster, St Pauls Underground Station, London. 2013

CARP 'Rubbish Art' Regent's Canal Festival
Mile End Park (Art Pavilion), London. 2012

MUSEUMS AT NIGHT  London Canal Museum, Islington. 2012

SAF SUMMER ART FAIR Southwark Arts Forum
Hay's Galleria, Jubilee Walk, London. 2011

ISLINGTON EXHIBITS London 2011

MUSEUMS AT NIGHT  London Canal Museum, Islington. 2011

20/21 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR  Royal College of Art, London (Print Europe stand).  2011

ISLINGTON EXHIBITS  London. 2010

THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR  London (Print Europe stand). 2010

BATTERSEA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR  London..2010

GRAND MARCHÉ D'ART CONTEMPORAIN  La Bastille, Paris. 2010

ART LIBERATING LIVES 2009  Mall Galleries, London. 2009

GRAND MARCHÉ D'ART CONTEMPORAIN  La Bastille, Paris. 2009

THE CONTINUOUS PICNIC
(plant-pulp workshop at London Festival of Architecture)
. 2008

ARTISTS' BOOK FAIR  Phoenix Arts, Brighton, 2008

BATTERSEA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR. 2008

BREAKING THE MOULD
IAPMA international paper touring exhibition. 2007/08

LAB'07 london Artists Book Fair, ICA, London. 2007

THE GREAT ART FAIR Alexandra Palace, London. 2006

LAB'05 London Artists Book fair, ICA, London. 2000

1/2 STUDIO PLUS GALLERY  London. 1999  

25 YEARS OF ETCHING AT THE ACCADEMIA  
Accademia d'Urbino, Italy. 1998  

WRITINGS ON THE WALL  
exhibition of women artists Islington Museum, London. 1997  
          
CHRISTMAS CRACKER  Islington Museum, London. 1996 & 1997

SUMMER SHOW  Northbank Gallery, London. 1996

SEE THE PRINTS  Printmakers Council, National Theatre Foyer Gallery. 1992

CROSS SECTION  
Printmakers Council, Gardener Arts Centre, Brighton. 1992

PRESENT PRINTS  Printmakers Council, Battersea Library. 1991  

7TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN  Café Gallery, Southwark, London. 1991  

LONDON WOMEN'S ITALIAN EXCHANGE  
art auction, Accademia Italiana, London. 1990

15 YEARS OF ETCHING AT THE ACCADEMIA 
Accademia di Belle Arti d'Urbino, Italy. 1987  

BIBLIOTECA DI BRUNICO  Italy. 1983 

PALAZZO DUCALE  Exhibition of Anti-war Movement Urbino, Italy. 1982  

GRUPPO ARTISTICO LADINO  annual exhibition of paintings. 1978-1982

GALLERIA DEL CIRCOLO DI ORTISEI  Italy. 1978

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

British Library, Modern British Collections
Biblioteca di Brunico, Bolzano, Italy
Italy Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, Italy
Italy Landhouse (Architectural Department), Bolzano, Italy
Nippon Oil UK
Tavistock Clinic, London
Studio Maisto, London

Istitut Ladin, Italy
B M A

Bonelli Erede Pappalardo LLP

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

1982  Moltina (monoprints)  Institut Ladin
1994  Stonequarry  Islington Poetry Workshop
1995  Stonequarry II  Islington Poetry Workshop
2000  Automatic Cross Stitch, Frances Presley  The Other Press

2001  Papermaking Techniques Book, John Plowman  Quarto
2002  Tras - Revista de Leterature y Art VIII/2001

2014  Halse for Hazel, Frances Presley, Shearsman Books

1983 Teacher of Art Education , Scuola Media, Brunico, Italy

 

 

All images Copyright © Irma Irsara. All rights reserved.

Pulp work

Lauderdale House Gallery

Chelsea Library Gallery

Zero Celsius - London Canal Museum

VZ Gallery

Tavistock Centre

GERMOGLIABILE installation

Germoglilabile

Anche anime, work-in-progress

Diorama 1

United House

Art Below - St Paul's

Great Art Fair - Alexandra Palace

Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain

PiPipette, stained glass book

Blackwell's window - Islington Exhibits