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Italian American Museum
Artiste Italiane
Women Artists of Italian Heritage


Artist: Matilde Alessandra
I’d Rather Be Blue
Wood, gesso, acrylic paint, LED’s
48 x 48 x 4 in.

B. Amore is an artist, educator and writer who has spent her life between Italy and America. She studied at Boston University, University of Rome, Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara and is the recipient of Massachusetts Cultural grants, a Fulbright Grant, Mellon Fellowship as well as a Citation of Merit Award presented by the Vermont Arts Council. She is founder of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Vermont, an international program for sculptors and co-founder of Kokoro Studio Retreat Center.

Amore taught for many years at the Boston Museum School and as an Artist Teacher and Visiting Critic with the Vermont College MFA and ADP programs. She has won numerous public art commissions in both the USA and Japan and is represented by SOHO 20 Gallery, New York and Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston. Her writings have appeared in Sculpture Magazine and Art New England. Life line - filo della vita, her multimedia, six room exhibit premiered at Ellis Island and has traveled in the US and Italy. It was published as An Italian American Odyssey, Life line-filo della vita: Through Ellis Island and Beyond by The Center for Migration Studies and Fordham Press. Her most recent project and book, Invisible Odysseys, has been the result of working with Mexican migrant farmworkers in Vermont. She presently has a one person exhibit at the Museo dell'Emigrazione in Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, Italy, entitled Rondini di Passaggio.

Her current work integrates image, text and sculptural elements. Both her art and writing have a humanistic orientation that acknowledges the sense of our interconnectedness. She thrives on the interaction of an inner dialogue and the formal challenge of transforming disparate materials into a work of art, so that the entire piece becomes a kind of weaving. The contrast between what is seen at first glance, and the more complex "truth" of the whole is what is of inherent interest to her. The ancient tradition of leaving home in search of a new world, a journey we now call immigration, is a recurrent theme in her work.

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