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 dedicated to sculpture for more than three hundred years. Today he lives and works in Milan. He graduated in Art History at the University of Milan with Pierluigi De Vecchi and – after working in the film industry – graduated in Painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
Full Professor of Artistic Anatomy at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan – School of Sculpture, during the Barroso Presidency, Letizia Cariello was selected by the EU to participate with 14 other European artists, intellectuals and men of science in the project ‘a New Narrative for Europe. Guest Curator of the Milano Design Film Festival with a project on Architecture and Music, he won the BNL-BNP Paribas Prize for Photography at MIA and is among the 49 Artists invited by Vogue to create a cover for the pandemic issue. Invited by the ICA Foundation for the Aria Italiana project, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Farnesina Collection, Rome.
The artist’s works – drawings, installations, videos, sculptures – are currently exhibited in international public and private collections, including: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Tony and Heather Podesta Collection, Washington DC; Farnesina Collection – Experimenta, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome; the Museion / Ar-Ge Kunst, Bolzano; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin; Etro Collection, Venice; Borromeo Collection, Milan; Elena Quarestani Collection, Milan , Bag Collection – Uni L. Bocconi, Trussardi Foundation, Perno Castle Collection, Perno d’Alba, AssabOne Milan, and many others. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions promoted by authoritative museum institutions, such as La Triennale di Milano, MART, Rovereto, Kunstverein Ludvigsburg, VIDEO SOUND ART FESTIVAL, Milan, San Moritz Art Master, St. Moritz. Other important one-man shows have given prominence to Letizia Cariello’s work, Studio Casoli Milan and Rome; Galleria Fumagalli, Milan; Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia; Galleria Continua San Gimignano; Galleria Studio G7 Bologna; Galleria Luigi Franco, Turin including , Museo Pecci, Prato “Hallenbad Project “Your sky is green” at Filatoio Rosso di Caraglio (2021), as well as other group-exhibitions such as the eighth edition of BAG – Bocconi Art Gallery (2021).
The first dissertation on her research, completed by undergraduate Marta Raffa, was discussed in 2022 at the Università Cattolica di Milano, supervisor prof Francesco Tedeschi.
In Italy she is represented by the Massimo Minini Gallery in Brescia and the Studio G7 Gallery in Bologna.