Elettra Gorni says: "I was born in Suzzara, near Mantua, Italy, in 1967.
Currently living, working and studying in Milan.
I'm an artist, researcher and teacher inspired by old japanese books and prints; my artistic practice is intended to suggest intriguing surrealism using simple shapes, black/white, only few colors and the void.
My preferred medium is japanese woodblock (mokuhanga), since this printing process allows me to build simple, meditative, flat images with a strong power of evocation, but I work also with painting, sculpture, ceramics and drawing".
BA (with distinction) in Sculpture at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, 2012
MA (with distinction) in History of Modern Art at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, 1996
Paper presentation: "The medium is substance in Hokusai’s production", Sept. 30, 2017 at IMC 2017 Honolulu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Imin International Conference Center, Honolulu (USA)
Featured in Saatchi Art Catalog
Paper presentation: "Some notes about an aesthetics of the spatial representation in the Japanese mokuhanga prints", Sept. 13, 2014 at IMC 2014 Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo (Japan)
Encouragement Prize at Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition ('A.I.M.P.E') 2013, Tokushima, Japan, Sept. 20, 2013
Artist in Residence at "Nagasawa Art Park Residency", Awajishima, Japan, Oct. 20 - Dec. 12, 2008
March 22 - April 7, 2019, IV concorso di Xilografia "Ugo Maffi - Città di Lodi", Bipielle Arte, Lodi (Italy)
September 1-10, 2018 "Phantasmata: Big prints, small sculptures" - Impact 10 Santander (Spain)
August 21, Monday - October 1, Sunday, 2017 "Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility", University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept. of Arts & Art History/Art Building Gallery, 2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, USA
Feb. 24 - Mar. 12, 2017, III concorso di Xilografia "Ugo Maffi - Città di Lodi", Bipielle Arte, Lodi (Italy)
Sept. 10 - Oct. 9, 2016, “CONSERVAZIONE, CONTAMINAZIONE: IDENTITÀ CONTEMPORANEE”, XIII Biennale di Grafica e Arti CITTA’ DI CASTELLEONE Palazzo Brunenghi, Castelleone (Italy),
Mirror - Face to Face: Italia/Macedonia 2016:
23/03 - 20/04, 2016 International Graphic Triennal Bitola, Institute and Museum, Bitola (Macedonia);
14-22/05, 2016 Biblioteca Internazionale "La Vigna", Vicenza (Italy);
04-19/06, 2016 Cartiera di Vas, Belluno (Italy)
Nov. 15 - 29, 2015, MOKUHANGA (solo exhibition), Soncino (CR), Museo della Stampa
Sept. 11 - 25, 2014, International Mokuhanga Exhibition 2014, Tokyo (Japan), Chinretsukan Gallery at Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of the Arts) Faculty of Fine Arts
Mar. 21 - Apr. 13, 2014, II concorso di Xilografia "Ugo Maffi - Città di Lodi", Bipielle Arte, Lodi
Oct. 12 - Nov. 10, 2013 International Miniature Print Exhibition, Inbe Art Space (Tateishi 116, Yamakawa-cho,Yoshinogawa City,Tokushima - Japan)