“The making of my art unfolds, is born, and ignites within me, alone, witness of my being, alone, but conditioned by the entire universe, by the atoms within me, by the cells ended up here after millennia of evolution. I make my works from nothing, but drawing from all of this. My existence (in space, in nature) as the sole instrument of creation. From here, I utilize my hair, the leaves, the powders, the pigments that I extract from the elements I find on the ground and that I gather with my hands. The dimensions of the works are those that I, myself, can handle alone, without external equipment or support. I want to say that this is the voice, the sibilance that my existence produces, by itself. This is the only way to feel connected with others (meaning, the environment), to, in a moment of profound solitude, feel immersed in the world-system, when I paint from the soil or on the trees, in a desperate yet perfectly sensible gesture of connection.”

Francesca Virginia Coppola is an Italian multidisciplinary artist known for her work intersecting conceptual art with an environmental approach. In her practice, Coppola uses found natural elements such as grass, soil, barks, branches, and their organic pigments, to explore the relationship between human existence, time and nature as a primal level of existence. Often titled with the scientific names of the plants or with geographical references indicating where the elements were collected, her artworks are deeply connected to the locations of their origin. From this tangible structure, these direct fragments of reality abstract as a trace of her thinking, serving as a bridge to the transcendent. Her investigation of fundamental themes such as time, immanence and authenticity provides a poetic and deep body of work. Francesca Virginia Coppola graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, Italy. Her unique approach to organic materials has gained recognition from various galleries and institutions in Europe, Canada and the United States. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally and is held in private collections. She currently lives and works in Rome, Italy, and Los Angeles, CA.

 

“The making of my art unfolds, is born, and ignites within me, alone, witness of my being, alone, but conditioned by the entire universe, by the atoms within me, by the cells ended up here after millennia of evolution. I make my works from nothing, but drawing from all of this. My existence (in space, in nature) as the sole instrument of creation. From here, I utilize my hair, the leaves, the powders, the pigments that I extract from the elements I find on the ground and that I gather with my hands. The dimensions of the works are those that I, myself, can handle alone, without external equipment or support. I want to say that this is the voice, the sibilance that my existence produces, alone. This is the only way to feel connected with others (meaning, the environment), to, in a moment of profound solitude, feel immersed in the world-system, when I draw from the soil or on the trees, in a desperate yet perfectly sensible gesture of connection.”


Francesca Virginia Coppola is an Italian multidisciplinary artist known for her work intersecting conceptual art with an environmental approach. In her practice, Coppola uses found natural elements such as grass, soil, barks, branches, and their organic pigments, to explore the relationship between human existence, time and nature as a primal level of existence. Often titled with the scientific names of the plants or with geographical references indicating where the elements were collected, her artworks are deeply connected to the locations of their origin. From this tangible structure, these direct fragments of reality abstract as a trace of her thinking, serving as a bridge to the transcendent. Her investigation of fundamental themes such as time, immanence and authenticity provides a poetic and deep body of work. Francesca Virginia Coppola graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, Italy. Her unique approach to organic materials has gained recognition from various galleries and institutions in Europe, Canada and the United States. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally and is held in private collections. She currently lives and works in Rome, Italy, and Los Angeles, CA.

 

Contemporary artist Francesca Virginia Coppola with her 'A Dialogue with nature' environmental art project. project

CV
b. 1981, Rome – Italy

EDUCATION
2007  BFA (Painting), Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome (Italy) 

EXHIBITIONS
Selected group exhibitions:
2024  Brand 52 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA, USA
2023  Amazing Nature, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
2023 Call of the Wild, Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions, CA, USA
2023  Botanical Art, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

2018  In the Studio: Art by MoMA’s Learning Community, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2009  T+T=A – Tusculanae & Tusculani artisti in città, Spazio Zip, Frascati (Italy); Title of artwork: “Untitled” (installation), Curators: Alessia Chiappini, Elisa Santinelli
2008  Tuscolanae, III edition, Museo Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati (Italy); Title of artwork: “Cercantemi” (video), Curators: Elisa Santinelli, Giorgia Simoncelli
2007  Video art exhibition, Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome (Italy); Title of artwork: “Cercantemi” (video), Curator: Luca Valerio
2006  Biennale Giovani Artisti, Imperia (Italy); Title of artwork: “Non più. Vorrei… non ancora.” (video)
2004  Notte Bianca, Accademia di Belle Arti, Roma, Mostra di Pittura; Curator: Gianfranco Notargiacomo
2004  Settimana della Cultura, Accademia di Belle Arti, Roma, Mostra di Pittura; Curator: Gianfranco Notargiacomo
Solo exhibitions:
2004   Ai quattro (e)venti, Casa delle Culture, Rome (Italy); Title of artwork: “L’acqua del rubinetto è potabile” (installation), Curator: Gabriele Gaspari

RESIDENCIES
2024  NAHR Nature, Art & Habitat Residency Eco-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practice, Val Taleggio, Italy
2019  The Wild: Artist In Residence, Wild Mill Studios, Ontario (Canada)

COLLECTIONS
2023  Private collection, Naples, Italy
2022  Private collection, Venice, Italy
2018  Private collection, Rome, Italy
2017  Private collection, Rome, Italy

PUBLICATIONS
2022  “The Studio Image Project”, Friend of the Artist (FOA)
2015  Arte e Design, “Eco Artisti Offresi”. Title of featured artwork: “Today is a lie

Contemporary artist Francesca Virginia Coppola with her 'A Dialogue with nature' environmental art project. project

CV
b. 1981, Rome – Italy

EDUCATION
2007  BFA (Painting), Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome (Italy) 

EXHIBITIONS
Solo exhibitions:
2004   Ai quattro (e)venti, Casa delle Culture, Rome (Italy); Title of artwork: “L’acqua del rubinetto è potabile” (installation), Curator: Gabriele Gaspari
Selected group exhibitions:
2018  In the Studio: Art by MoMA’s Learning Community, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Title of artwork: “Untitled” (painting), Curator: Corey D’Augustine
2009  T+T=A – Tusculanae & Tusculani artisti in città, Spazio Zip, Frascati (Italy); Title of artwork: “Untitled” (installation), Curators: Alessia Chiappini, Elisa Santinelli
2008  Tuscolanae, III edition, Museo Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati (Italy); Title of artwork: “Cercantemi” (video), Curators: Elisa Santinelli, Giorgia Simoncelli
2007  Video art exhibition, Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome (Italy); Title of artwork: “Cercantemi” (video), Curator: Luca Valerio
2006  Biennale Giovani Artisti, Imperia (Italy); Title of artwork: “Non più. Vorrei… non ancora.” (video)
2004  Notte Bianca, Accademia di Belle Arti, Roma, Mostra di Pittura; Curator: Gianfranco Notargiacomo
2004  Settimana della Cultura, Accademia di Belle Arti, Roma, Mostra di Pittura; Curator: Gianfranco Notargiacomo

RESIDENCIES
2019  The Wild: Artist In Residence, Wild Mill Studios, Ontario (Canada)

COLLECTIONS
2018  Private collection, Rome, Italy
2017  Private collection, Rome, Italy

PUBLICATIONS
2021  “The Studio Image Project”, Friends of the Artist (FOA)
2015  Arte e Design, “Eco Artisti Offresi”. Title of featured artwork: “Today is a lie