Loredana Messina, was born in Palermo, Sicily. She was a pupil at the Maria Adelaide public school progressing to study Law at the University of Palermo. She currently lives in London from where she teaches Italian. Her passion for art has become her great interest in life.
She is a self taught artist whose art started in the expressionist painting genre progressing into textile printing. Her art is realized on different media and printed on various fabrics (cotton, silk, etc.), creating highly appreciated designs.
seascapes and street scenes are Loredana’s favoured subjects which she portrays
with great spontaneity to immediately evoke magical vibrations and fresh
atmospheres. Her works are formally casual, with delicate colours that play and
live freely in their own rhythm, providing spacious musical horizons, full of charm
and intimate emotions.
has a clean and modular style, with a fluid and secure gestured capacity to
convey an extraordinary, spontaneous and instinctive serenity. Recently, her creativity
has lead her into the world of abstractionism where her strong and contrasting
colour bands give free reign to her imagination.
While over the years Loredana has concentrated on commission work, lately she has resolved to make herself more visible in the art world. In 2013 Loredana was invited to participate, and then became a commission selected finalist, in the International Art Competition organized by the Taiwan International Contemporary Arts Association. Her two commission selected works can be viewed by following this link: http://www.arts.org.tw/2013/eng/result.html
Manifestly, the selected works, known as “Sutera: Rabato Antico” and “Villaggio Antico” are also published on this site. The originals of the two works were on show from 3rd to 6th May 2013 at the Taipei A.R.T Revolution show held at the Taipei World Trade Centre.
Further international presence has been bestowed upon the artist in exhibitions and on contemporary art sites in North America, Germany and Australia that have both curated and featured a number of her works giving her pride of place on the front page.
The artist remarks that while painting has provided her manifold satisfaction over the years, she realizes that it is time to embark on new ventures. Firstly in making her work more widely visible and secondly by harnessing digital technology to compliment the classical oil on canvas base and so produce re-mastered mixed media and abstract paintings giving rise to fresh, young and contemporary work.
Lately the artist has become established in the printed textile sector with her works being reproduced on silk, cotton, etc to produce creative dresses, scarves and other items of clothing. Cited by the specialized press, her works appear in various public and private collections. Her works have always attracted great attention and sincere admiration for both chromatic finesse and compositional gesture.
of her works are in private collections in America, Europe and the Far East.
Some of Loredana's recent exhibitions:-
25 Sept For Milan Fashion Week, "Fashion, Art and More", Studio 55, Milan Italy
15-20 Jul Venice Biennale 2017 at the studio of the late Emilio Vedova, Artist.
3-28 June International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "WORLD WIDE ART SHOW -
NEW YORK CITY 2017, New York
8 June Run for the Cure Foundation, Italian Embassy, Tokyo
22 April to Solo Exhibition at Globalart Gallery, Bari, Italy
March Exhibition “ La solitudine nell'era della comunicazione” at Bari, Italy
Dec 16 to Exhibition GlobalArt at Comune di Caiazzo, Caserta, Italy
Oct to Three month exhibition at Le Dame Gallery, London
“Sfida tra talenti 2016” Bari, Italy
Sept. Part 4 Festival International Globalart at Castello Angioino di Mola -Ba
Sept. Part 3 Festival International Globalart at Torre Pelosa (Ba)
Sept. Part 2 Festival International Globalart at Castello Svevo di Termoli
Curated by Dr Rosa Di Donna
June to Exhibition at Le Dame Gallery at Melia White House Hotel-London
March - International Art Exhibition “Il
narcisismo e l’incapacita’ di amare.
April Il piacere di amare fino a confondersi” at Globalart Gallery
Joint First prize for expressionism awarded for the painting "Trust Who?"
“Sfida tra talenti” at the Globalart Gallery, Bari
December IV Festival: GLOBALART INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE , curated by
Dr Rosa Didonna- at Maccaroneria Di Gragnano (NA )
October Exhibition “ Art Shopping Carrousel du Louvre”, Palais Royal, Musée du Louvre- Paris
Sept International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Castello Svevo,
Termoli- Italy, curated by Rosa Didonna
August To mark Expo 2015 Exhibition at the atelier of Maestro Aniello Saravo
in BRERA- Milan
May “Pensieri per L’arte” collective exhibition at Casa del Rigoletto, Mantova
March Prized contestant at the International Competition, Solito Posto Solita Ora,
held at the Globalart Gallery, Noicattaro, Bari
March Painting “Colourburst” is published in the book “Pensieri Per L’arte” written by
December Exhibition of International Contemporary Arts “Joyful Colors 4 Christmas” ,
at Domus Romana, Rome
November “Punti di vista” International Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Complesso Dei
Dioscuri, Quirinale, Rome
October Collective exhibition “Shades of art”, at Emmediarte, Santo Stefano Belbo,
August Exhibition of contemporary art, “SIGISMUND, ANNO DELL’INCONTRO
EUROPEO”, to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Concil of Constance
(1414) in the exhibition hall: BURGERSAAL- St.-Stephans-PLatz. Konstanz,
April Collective Art Exhibition, “Color Immersion”, at Domus Talenti, Rome
March Collective Art Exhibition, “Percorsi D’arte”, at Complesso Museale L’Agostiniana,
Piazza del Popolo, Rome
February Collective Art Exhibition,“ArteINSanremo” at the Teatro Ariston, Sanremo,
January Collective Art Exhibition, Mani Per Creare, at Spazi 85, Rome
December Art Carousel, Contemporary Art Exhibition, London
June Collective “Affordable Arts Exhibition” at Vibe Gallery, London.
May Finalist at Taipei International Contemporary Art Competition organized by
the Taiwan International Contemporary Arts Association and exhibition at
the Taipei World Trade Centre