Graziella Coi

Graziella Coi

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

About Graziella Coi

She is an Italian artist, designer and architect. Born in Sardinia (Orani - NU), for twenty years she has been living and working in Florence. Currently, she has been working in Milan.

She started painting when she was very young, at the age of 10. During her artistic research has been using various art techniques and medium: painting, collage and computer graphic; tempera and acrylic. Colours and shapes are always the characteristic mark of her works.

She is a polymath person and her sense of creativity has been leading her to experiment with new usability of natural materials, as cork and raffia. In some artworks, she has invented a peculiar hand-weaving, created threading coloured raffia through a needle on canvas. The slow creation of the raffia surface, hand-made with patient, is a painstaking work to think about the passing of time and its value.

Education

Degree in Architecture, University of Florence.
Member of MAS - The Municipal Art Society of New York City
International Associate of AIA - The American Institute of Architects

Exhibitions

2020 - Art Takes Armory 2020 “S/HE PERSISTED…”, Armory Week NYC, Final Exhibition in Midtown Manhattan venue, New York, U.S.A.
2019 - Chachama Art Party, Jun 13th -14th 2019, organized by Anita Durst in partnership with See.Me, One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
2015 - Art Takes Miami, The Final Exhibition “The Natural World Collection” at 15th annual SCOPE Art Show, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
2014 - Present Art Festival 2014. Shanghai Pudong National Library, Shanghai, China.
2014 - SeeMe Times Square Takeover. 25-story-tall video billboard in Times Square, Manhattan, NY, U.S.A.
2014 - Art Takes Paris Group Show. See | Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY, U.S.A.
2014 - SetUp Art Fair 2014. “Una sedia per SetUp”. Group exhibition, Autostazione, Bologna, Italy.
2013 - “The Story of the Creative” New York Exhibition. Exhibition opening party at Angel Orensanz Foundation (July 25th, 2013). Exhibition at See | Me Exhibition Space (July 25th - September 10th, 2013), Long Island City, NY, U.S.A.
2013 - GenovARTE. 5th Biennial of Contemporary Art, Palazzo Stella, Genoa, Italy.
2013 - “Ambiente e Sostenibilità”. Group exhibition, Palagio di Parte Guelfa, Florence, Italy.
2012 - Primal Energy 2012. International Art Prize. Group exhibition, Polveriera Guzman, Orbetello (GR), Italy.
2012 - SaturARTE 2012, 17th National Competition of Contemporary Art, Palazzo Stella, Genoa, Italy.
2008 - NVISION 08, “NVArt - Design Fusion”and “NVArt - artspace /Architecture and Landscape”. Online competitions and showcase at the San Jose Museum of Art in Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.
1998 - “Graziella Coi. Acrilici e tempere. Colori e Forme, essenza dell’arte”. Solo exhibition, Exma, Orani (NU), Italy.
1997 - Euroart‘97. Saló internacional d’Artistes Contemporanis Independents, Barcelona, Spain.
1997 - “Primavera d’Arte ‘97”, 11th Regional Review, I.S.O.L.A., Sassari, Italy.
1997 - “Cav. Giulio Novelli” Painting Competition, Final Exhibition, Galleria d’arte Lidò, Alghero (SS), Italy.

Awards:
2020 - Finalist at ART TAKES ARMORY 2020 “S/HE PERSISTED…” Armory Week NYC. The Jury Panel:
Morgan Falconer, Director of Sotheby's Institute of Art MA in Contemporary Art; Luciana McClure, independent art curator, Nasty Women Connecticut; Shimite Obialo, lawyer, musician/artist and entrepreneur, Anoko House
2013 - Finalist at ART TAKES PARIS 2013.
2012 - Finalist at FLORENCE-SHANGHAI PRIZE 2012.
2012 - Finalist at Primal Energy 2012. International Art Prize.
1997 - Award “Gran premio del colore”, Painting Competition “Cav. Giulio Novelli”.

Collections:
The artworks are in private collections in Italy and abroad.