Aesthetic/linguistic relations between matter/light/form/colour are the timeless background for the research work of Mariantonietta Sulcanese (Pescara, Italy, 1961), who until now has held 30 solo exhibitions in museums and private galleries all over the world and has partecipated in numerous important group exhibitions.
After studying the sciences she attended the Fine Arts Academy of L’Aquila. Her artistic development was broadened by lengthy television experience, which provided opportunities to expand her studies in the power of imagery.
In 1995 her experimental work reaches the Morphogenesis cycle and is put forward in Brussels as a debut, in cooperation with the Italian Institute for Culture and the Italian Embassy in Belgium. A work from this very same cycle wins her third prize at the XXV Sulmona Award.
In the years to follow her research work encompasses the evanescent shades of the Platitudes cycle, where study focusing on material and colour takes on tones of a changeable and mutant perception in relation to the observation point. In the year 2000 these works are presented at her solo exhibition, held at the Exhibition Gallery at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
Exhibitions continue both In Italy and abroad (England, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Luxembourg, Turkey) at a relentless rate.
In 2006 she is invited to exhibit (once again as an individual artist) at Basel University, during the Italian Culture Week (in cooperation with the General Consulate for Italy and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Embassy in Switzerland). In the same year she presents the cycle Spaces and Rhythms at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Toronto and once again stages the Metropolitan Angel exhibition (already held in 2005 in the splendid 17thcentury setting of the S. Filippo Theatre in L’Aquila as an official exhibition to mark the 711th Anniversary of Pope Celestino’s Pardon) at the St. Christophorus Cathedral in Wolfsburg, Germany.
In 2008 her research work focuses on a more in-depth examination of the relation between light and space, reaching fulfilment in the cycle From the Light of the Matter to the Matter of Light, and presented in the solo exhibition held at the Crocetti Museum in Rome. In 2009 she exhibits her works and great installations of the cu/ori cycle at the Antrodoco Museum, in an important solo exhibition.
In April 2010 she is invited to exhibit at the prestigious Museu Brasileiro da Escultura in San Paulo, Brazil, with a solo exhibition. Its publication (TEMPO em PERCEPÇÃO), organized by the Museum itself, is acquired by the Brazilian National Library. After the great success of this last solo exhibition the Italian Institute for Culture in Brazil also presented it at the Pinacoteca of São Bernardo Do Campo (Brazil), and inserted it in the events of the city’s anniversary celebrating program.
In December 2010 she took part in the exhibition Exhibitialia at Art Basel Miami, in the USA.
In 2011 she’s been invited to join in the Padiglione Italia of the Biennale di Venezia (in one of the prestigious regional venue).