Anna Laura is an Italian artist who licves and works in Rome.
She has recently been engaged in important national and international art fairs:
She has recently been engaged in important national and international art fairs: ACCESSIBLE ART FAIR in TEL AVIV 2012 Israel, at TRIENNAL of Rome 2011 Italy, AT ART EXPO NEW YORK 2011 USA, at Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair 2010 Neatherland, at Spoleto Art Festival 2011 Italy,at ARTEPADOVA 2010 Italy, FIERA of FORLI’ Italy”
Her works have been exhibited in London’s Pentonville Road (Kings Cross), in the Cloister of San Francesco in Sorrento, in the Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, in the Castello Estense in Ferrara, in the Sale del Bramante in Rome, in the Ignazio Cerio Museum in Capri, in the Monreale Civic Gallery of Modern Art (Palermo), in the Scuderie Estensi in Tivoli, in the Antico Arsenale in Amalfi and in Villa Serra in Genoa, and actually many of her works are in permanent exposition at ARTEXPO ATELIER of Rome, Italy. Anna Laura Millacci has developed an original mixed technique, with a strong material aspect and a unique particularity: the capacity to combine painting, materials, photography, graphics and design. Her works originate from the concept of reworking images and thoughts to give a new form, expression, movement and style to the spaces they occupy. The works are enhanced by applications of colours, earth pigments, stones, resins, glitter, plastic, crystals, gold, silver, metals and sand to emphasise their uniqueness and light. The assemblage of various materials is combined with modern computer graphics processing. In this amalgamation of different styles and techniques, employing an assortment of various materials put together through bold image semantics, a link can be found which might seem to be an antithesis, or the merging of past and present, reality and fantasy, sacred and profane, and abstract and figurative. It is an alchemy in which one can feel her eagerness for absolute freedom, far removed from the formulas of historicised trends.
Despite the fact that her works can plausibly be situated in an expressionist-surrealist environment, they totally exclude the presence of fixed “schemes” or a “comparative” artistic and cultural methodology. The symbols, signs and codes she uses are the result of continuous experimentation in the field of figurative arts to enhance her works with continually new forms of expression. Through an emotive impulse in a moment of inspiration, masses of colours freely expand and escape to create delicate atmospheres, charged with intimate urges. The tones of the concentrated material reveal a clear and distinct spirit driven by the same sort of vital energy possessed by each of the works.
The various effects of colour intensity point to that sphere of the imaginary which has always driven Anna Laura to make her states of mind and dreams palpable, as in a kind of emotional transcription, yet without ever abandoning aesthetics, the beauty of forms and the irrepressible power of colours and light.
Through instinct and mastery, the artist explores and interprets a form of idealism, not in the strict sense of the term, but in an anti- romantic and critical perspective, as part of a modernist context that transcends any type of convention. Her style shows an elegant control of reality, combined with dreams and inspiration, order within disorder and sublime movements that are careful and de/ composed. All dimensions should be brought into contact. It provides the sense of touch, as well as sight, with a direct and immediate physical sensation of the Idea.
She has also exhibited at the Pergola in Florence, the Taormina Gallery, for the occasion of the 56th edition of the “Taormina Film Fest”, the GAMec in Pisa, the Centro Internazionale O.A.D. Gallery in Via del Corso, Rome, the Art & Escape Gallery in London, the Tartaglia Arte Gallery in Rome, Villa Orsini in Venice and the Palaturismo in Montegrotto Terme.
She also received numerous acknowledgements in 2011 through features in various art publications and specialised magazines . She won second prize at the Third International Festival of Art in Villa Pamphili, Rome and came third in the prestigious “Premio La Piazzetta” at the Verdi Theatre in Salerno. In October she went to Belgium, where she received the "Gateway to Flanders" Trophy from the Bruges Municipal Department of Culture. She was also awarded the “Golden Palm for Art" in Cannes, France, and participated in the 2011 Rome Triennial and the 2011 Spoleto Art Festival.
Her formative career has been varied and many-faceted: she attended a secondary school for classical studies and then moved to Milan immediately afterwards, where she studied FASHION DESIGN at the prestigious " MARANGONI FASHION SCHOOL” in Milan. She then returned to Rome and earned a degree in “Communications and Mass Media” from the “La Sapienza” University Faculty of Communications. As part of her university experience, she underwent various internships in TV journalism with the M. Santoro and M. Costanzo production teams.
Following this, she pursued her true creative flair with various graphics and multimedia courses, finally taking a postgraduate ASP Masters course in DESIGN at the IED (ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN) in Rome.
From 2000, she worked as an Art Director for various important communications agencies (including Inferentia Dnm and FullSix Italia) until she decided to open her own agency.
In 2010 she delegated her communications agency work to others and dedicated herself full-time to art.