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Jessica Carroll

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Painter and engraver

Jessica Rosalind Carroll was born in Rome in 1961. At the age of five, she began working as a "young shopkeeper" by cleaning her painter's brushes and gradually learning various techniques including etching. Since she was very young, she has dedicated herself to drawing.

She has made photographic research trips to numerous parks, nature reserves and places of nature around the world from Italian parks to those in northern Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, the Pamir plateau and the Volga delta park in Turkey , Israel, Burma, India and Africa.

During a long period of stay in the United States, in addition to dedicating herself to photographic research in various national parks and reserves, or sanctuaries of the Audubon company, she attended courses in drawing, photography and chalcographic techniques at the Cleveland Institute of Art and readings on biology and ethology at the Western Reserve University. Five large pencil tables on cardboard on the flora and fauna of Lake Vico are permanently exhibited in the Park Visitor Center in Caprarola (Viterbo).

For about seven years she has also devoted herself to sculpture in marble, bronze, terracotta and other materials. Recently she has developed a bas-relief drawing technique with pongo.

In 2000 Jessica participated in a series of group exhibitions: at the Salamon & C Gallery in Milan, at the Galleria dell'Incisione in Brescia, at the Patrizia Buonanno Gallery in Trento and at Susanna Orlando gallery in Forte dei Marmi. In December she illustrated for Fogola Editore in Turin the book of the Great Series "the Recall of the Forest" by Jack London.

In April 2001 she exhibited at the castle of Franz Paludetto and on May at the gallery La vetrina by Elisabetta Giovagnoni in Rome. In 2002 she created a Hannukia for the Museo dei Lumi of the Synagogue of Casale Monferrato. She also participated in the exhibitions "Risalto" and "Rumorosa" in Monferrato and in a group exhibition at the Gallery dell'incisione in Brescia.
 
In 2022 her artworks have been exhibited at Selvatica festival, the most significant art and nature Italian exhibition. Curated by Lorenza Salamon.

 

Selected exhibitions

Selected personal exhibitions 

2022 - 43° edizione festival della Versiliana, mostra personale nel parco, Sciami, Marina di Pietrasanta

2022 - Natura Circolare, IX edizione Selvatica Festival, Palazzo Gromo Losa, Biella

2021 - Senso di Direzione, Monticello d’Alba (Cn) 

2018 - Babs art Gallery, Milano

2017 - Hortus Artium, Orto Botanico di Torino

2016 - Esso Vanto Project, via Matteo Pescatore, 13, Torino

2015 - Jessica Carroll e Jay Battle, Esso Gallery Casa Menzio, Torino

2013 - Sinagoga di Casale Monferrato, Comunità ebraica

2012 - Il letto del Mare, istallazione, nel “Gioco della Sabbia”, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milano

2012 - InGenio Arte Contemporanea, Comune di Torino

2011 - Galleria Maggiore, Bologna

2010 - Chiesa Bizantina di San Michele Arcangelo, Torino - Regione Piemonte e Fondazione CRT

2009 - Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery,Torino

2008 - Galleria La Subbia, Pietrasanta (LU)

2005 - Il Cannone Bianco, Fortezza del Mare, Isola della Palmaria

2005 - Studio G7, Bologna

2003 – La pianta, l’albero e il fusto, Atelier Mondino, Galleria Santo Ficara, Firenze

2001 - La Picia greca, Castello di Rivara (Torino)

 

 

Selected group exhibitions 

 

2021 - Una Infinita Bellezza, Reggia di Venaria, Torino

2020 - Biennale Internazionale di Scultura, Racconigi

2017 - My Way, A modo mio, Museo MAMbo 

2016 - Ricordi Futuri, Palazzo Mazzetti

2016 - Lumi di Channukia, Triennale di Milano

2015 - Arte alle Corti, cortile di Palazzo Civico, Torino 

2015 - Holy Mistery, Centro Congressi Santo Volto, Torino

2015 - White Not, Ersel, Torino 

2014 - Preziosa Opera, Valenza, Villa Scalcabarozzi

2013 - Art Jungle, Reggia di Venaria

2012 - Una Infinita Bellezza, Reggia di Venaria, Torino

2008 - XIII Biennale Internazionale Scultura, Carrara

2007 - Premio Internazionale Giovane Scultura, Materima, Casalbeltrame (Novara)

2007 - Premio Internazionale Giovane Scultura, Materima, Casalbeltrame (Novara)

2003 – Natura Cotta, X edizione Giardini in Fiera, Villa Le Corti, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Firenze

  

 

Awards and public works

 

2022 - on the occasion of the artist's benches initiative, Jessica Carroll will be the protagonist of a solo exhibition curated by Francesco Poli, an exhibition funded by the Piedmont Region.

2021 - invitation -Panchina alveare- to the public exhibition Animals a Corte, Venaria, Turin.

2010 -Asti, prize, with the funding and installation of the Monument to the bees, permanently in Piazza RomaHis works can be found permanently at the Pascali Museum in Polignano a Mare following the exhibition A look at the world (March 2013) and in the "Cortile delle Api" in the Synagogue of Casale Monferrato, carried out jointly with Aldo Mondino since 2003. The sculpture "Sense of Direction" has been on the Poggio di San Ponzio in Monticello since June 2021.

2008 - First Prize Umberto Mastroianni

2000 - Il Richiamo della Foresta, Fogola ed. Turin

1995 - What about the wild animals, Community Forestry Note 13, FAO, Rome