Limited Edition Print- Celia Hempton, Stromboli, 2014
Celia Hempton, a British artist based in London makes abstract and figurative paintings, sculptures and installations and sound works that often explore the human form and the places and landscapes it
inhabits. After studying at Glasgow School of Art, she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. She spent two years at the British School in Rome, and her first exhibition in Italy was at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in 2014. The same year she participated in the Gwangju Biennale. Recent presentations of her work have been at the Serpentine Gallery in London; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; the David Roberts Art Foundation, London; the Confort Moderne art center in Poitiers; the Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Villa Lena Foundation Print Editions- The Traditional Art of Printmaking with contemporary artists
Each year the Villa Lena Foundation works in collaboration with II Bisonte and a selection of contemporary artists on the Villa Lena residency programme in order to develop and produce a series of limited edition prints. Artists work with expert technicians to explore new techniques and push their practice into exciting and uncharted territory. A number of these unique prints are now available to purchase online.
Il Bisonte is a print-workshop for graphic arts founded in Florence in 1959 by Maria Luigia Guaita. Many artists – both Italian and non – accepted the invitation to work at Il Bisonte. including members of the Futurist movement -Gino Severini, Carlo Carrà, Alberto Magnelli, and such international stars as Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Helen Chadwick, Alexander Calder and Henry Moore. In 1983 Il Bisonte became a non-profit Cultural Centre and opened an international school, with the focus to preserve the teaching and printing of the traditional engraving techniques.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM PRINT SALES WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE VILLA LENA FOUNDATION.