Mirella Saluzzo is a painter and sculptor who lives and works between Ravenna and Milan. In the early 1980s, she graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Since the very beginning of her career, she has experimented with different materials and artistic languages by making painting and sculpture dialogue, with an unconventional use of shapes and colours.
Mirella Saluzzo and her assistants alongside her artwork “Exit”. Biennale of sculpture 2019, Piazzola sul Brenta (PD)
She has been using aluminium since the early 90s and her artistic research leads her to question herself relentlessly on the close link between space and work that become one, in an exchange that generates meaning. The colours fade and the shapes become less daring reaching rigor and essentiality without ever abandoning their own poetry. Her works now recall the precariousness and instability of the present and invite us to look beyond, towards new horizons, towards distant worlds. Her artworks, can be found in public and private collections, and they have been exhibited in many prestigious locations in central and northern Italy.
Her artwork “Relazioni” (aluminium sheet and wood with mixed technique) was selected by the jury of experts as one of the 13 finalist works of the eighth edition of the COMEL “Aluminium Bonds” Award (Giorgio Agnisola, art critic and writer, professor of sacred art at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy and president of the jury; Elena Pontiggia, art critic, professor of Contemporary Art History at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts; Marcello Francolini art critic, independent curator Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts of Reggio Calabria; Vincenzo Lieto, curator and artistic director of the Pinacoteca di Gaeta (LT); the entrepreneur and manager Maria Gabriella Mazzola owner with her family of CO.ME .L., The only company promoter and sponsor of the COMEL award) and is one of the 13 finalist works of the eighth edition of the COMEL “Aluminum Bonds” Award.