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:: Marina Calamai

Marina Calamai lives and works in Florence.
She was born in Arezzo, 14 October 1962.
Her first passion was music: at 12 years old she began to study piano. At 18 years old she studied music and painting at the Martenot School in Florence (in 1982 one of her paintings was exhibited in a group show at the Martenot sister school in Paris).

Having studied classics and passed her fifth year piano exams at the Conservatorio, Marina moved to Paris where she studied under the clothes designer Alain Lalou, and then at the American Academy of Paris, where she began to work as an independent clothes designer between 1983-85.

Having returned to Florence, Marina began a frenetic and impassioned period of 13 years work in fashion design.

Her artistic studies continued in 1998 in New York at the Art Student League with the painter Peter Cox, followed by work under the artists Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence.

She then began to exhibit in public and private art galleries.

Exhibitions 2004
Date Artists Type Title
Marina Calamai Personal "Ceci n'est pas
un gateau"

  Personal and group exhibitions
April 'Hyperglicemia', personal exhibition, Maria Cilena Arte Contemporanea gallery, Milan.
May 'Un Giorno', group show curated by Emma Gravagnuolo, Paola Magni and Paola Noè, Bottini dell'olio, Leghorn.
May Works present at Miart (Milan contemporary art fair), gallery Maria Cilena Arte Contemporanea.
Oct. 'M.S.T.S' (Mille Sublimi Torte Sublimate), personal exhibition, gallery Pananti, Florence.
Nov. Works present at Riparte (Rome contemporary art fair), gallery Maria Cilena Arte Contemporanea.
Feb. 'Dolcissima Via Lattea', personal exhibition, Pasticceria Sissi, Milan.
Feb. Same works at press presentation of the Panepinto Knit and Cake collection, Studio Zeta, Milan.
July 'La FrETTA', personal exhibition, STORAGE Orsa Maggiore, Forte dei Marmi.
Nov. 'Splash', personal exhibition, organised by the City Council of Leghorn, Sala del Gadi as part of the festival 'Mangiarsi le Parole.'
April 'Ceci n'est pas un gateau', personal exhibition, L'Albero Celeste gallery, San Gimignano (Siena).
May Personal exhibition at DRIADE, Milan.
Autumn group show at the Antico Spedale del Bigallo, city council of Bagno a Ripoli (Florence).
Dec. Personal exhibition at Athenèe, Geneva.

For more detailed information about Marina Calamai work please do not hesitate to contact the Albero Celeste Art Gallery.

L'Albero Celeste Art Gallery - Steven Music
Via Marconi, 1 (Piazza S.Agostino) - 53037 San Gimignano (Siena)
Tel.+Fax: 0039 0577 907114 - E-mail: music@alberoceleste.com