Maria Morganti’s work develops over time, day by day, colour by colour: she creates pictures that trace out her everyday experiences, pictures where we can discover our own. Hers is a slow and methodical painterly inquiry; even when she uses such other materials as modelling clay, photographic series, drawing on paper, and interventions on stones they are always generated from a colour and from the idea, central to her way of thinking, of the material, physical, metaphysical, and philosophical time of the artist.
Maria Morganti (Milan, 1965) lives and works in Venice. She graduated from the Brera Academy in Milan, and has also frequented the New York Studio School.
Her works has been exhibited in such institutions as Casa Testori, and in such solo shows as Giardini Squisiti, together with Massimo Kaufmann, Novate Milanese (MI), 2014; L’unità di misura è il colore, curated by Chiara Bertola, Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona, 2010; Diaro Cromatico, curated by Chiara Bertola, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 2008; Leporelli in white screen, curated by Milovan Farronato, Via Farini, Milan, 2007; Maria Morganti, curated by Angela Vettese, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, 2006.
She has taken part in numerous group shows, including COLORI – L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, Castello di Rivoli/GAM, curated by Carolyn Cristov-Bakarciev, Marcella Beccaria, Elena Volpato, Elif Kamisli, Torino, 2017; Autoritratti, Iscrizioni del femminile nell’arte italiana contemporanea, MAMbo, curated by Uliana Zanetti and Francesca Pasini, Bologna, 2012; La fortezza plurale dell’arte, Fortezza Borbonica, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Umberto Palestini, Civitella del Tronto, 2012, Teramo; Sentimiento Nuevo, curated by Davide Ferri and Antonio Grulli, MAMbo, Bologna, 2011; Èdra, All of Italy is Silent, curated by Davide Ferri, Rome, 2015. Her permanent installation Svolgimento di un Quadro at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, during the 57th Venice Biennale. In 2010 she published Un diario tira l’altro (published by Corraini), an artist’s book in the form of a diary.
Interview with Maria Morganti