Arianna Carossa is an Italian artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
She was born in Genoa, where she studied first at the Paul Klee Art School and then at the Ligustica Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating in painting, she immediately began working with Enzo Cannaviello's gallery in Milan.
In 2004 she began to move towards sculpture thanks to the initiative of the Dufour family who, in Albisola Superiore, invited her to learn the techniques of ceramics at the Piral pot factory. Three years later, she found a space in an old furniture warehouse in Ceranesi. Since then, furniture, wood and found objects have become part of her preferred sculptural materials. In this period she also began collaborating with the Bianconi Gallery in Milan, the Changing Role - Move Over gallery in Naples, and the Giuseppe Pero Gallery in Milan.
In 2010 she was an artist in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. At the end of the residency, she settled permanently in New York, where she was selected to take part in the programs of the LMCC-Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Artist Alliance, and began working with the Rooster Gallery. Initially, she set up her New York studio inside the shed of a construction company in Long Island City, and then moved, thanks to the patron Eleanor Ambos, to the Metropolitan Building, also in Long Island City.
In 2014 she published The aesthetic of my disappearance” for the Ravenna-based publishing house, Blisterzine which was presented at MoMA PS1 and distributed by Printed Matter, Inc.
In 2017 she spent a period in Iceland after being selected for the Korpúlfsstaðir residency of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM). In 2018 she worked in a gold mine in Tlalpujahua, Mexico, exhibiting her works first in the mine itself and, subsequently, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Mexico City. She was subsequently invited to the Biennial of International Contemporary Ceramics of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza. In the same year she also exhibited at the Carlo Zauli Museum, also in Faenza.
At the same time, she focuses on projects that explore the role of the independent artist, and exhibits outside of galleries. In 2018 she was invited by Eataly to hold a performance in their Manhattan store, while in 2019 she created a project for the Italian design company Kartell in their New York City showroom, which was exhibited at Art Basel, Miami , the Wolfsonian Museum. Arianna is currently in talks with commercial patrons like the company Deloitte, and banks like Intesa Sanpaolo to bring her installations to their venues .