My work encompasses a broad range of interests, and each piece reflects a standalone investigation in and of itself.
It’s been described as Neo-Romantic by some publications, though I more see my work as a devotion to beauty, to craft, with continuous lines of inspiration arising in waves.
I aim to make each piece as sumptuous as possible, just shy of too-much, giving the viewer a visual feast to absorb and become lost within.
From there, each piece is gilded with 23 karat gold, adorning the butterflies, halos, flowers, or other elegant details.
I begin with walnut-ink stained paper working in layers of charcoal to build the image. This creates their sense of sfumato and solidity, despite few clear lines.
Born and raised in Seattle and now working in Brooklyn, New York. Educated at the Pratt Institute, graduating with a Presidential Merit Scholarship towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Shown nationally and internationally, in Chicago, New York, LA, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, London, Paris, and Madrid.
Rising artist Alessandra Maria is making waves with her delicate, mixed-media artworks that display a unique style of their own.