The desire to intercept the material consistency of time takes concrete form in the search for and collection of its traces, and in making them visible in the writing of calendars or in the red thread links of objects, materials and spaces. With this process of identification and stitching, Letizia Cariello reconstructs connections and bonds otherwise lost. From trees to teapots, from cups to photographs, his mark crosses everyday things to materialise time in a perceptible form.
Letizia Cariello was born into a family of Neapolitan origin that had been devoted to sculpture for more than two hundred years. Today he lives and works in Milan. He graduated in Art History at the University of Milan and, after working for the cinema in Italy and the United States, he graduated in Painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
The artist’s works – drawings, installations, videos, sculptures – are currently exhibited in international public and private collections, to name a few: the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; the collection of Tony and Heather Podesta, Washington DC; the Farnesina Collection – Experimenta, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome; the Museion / Ar-Ge Kunst, Bolzano; the Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin; the Etro Collection, Venice; the Borromeo Collection, Milan; the Rusconi Art Project Collection, Agrate Conturbia, Bag Collection – Uni L. Bocconi, Trussardi Foundation and many others. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions promoted by authoritative museum institutions, such as La Triennale di Milano (2018), MART di Rovereto (2003, 2001), Kunstverein Ludvigsburg (2002).
In Italy she is represented by the Massimo Minini Gallery in Brescia and the Studio G7 Gallery in Bologna.