Anna Paola Pizzocaro
Anna Paola Pizzocaro was born in Milan, she pursued and achieved an MFA in Visual Arts from Sorbonne University in Paris with Honors (Paris 1).
After Graduation in Paris she worked for Mikros Image and Duran Duboi in the Post Production of cinema movies and on various advertising campaigns.
Her interest in photography constantly and significantly increased to the extent of driving her towards a deeper desire to study and discover the countless possibilities this mighty artistic medium provides. She graduated from ICP of NYC (USA) in 2009.
Pizzocaro had the wonderful opportunity to work for David LaChapelle in his New York Studio for three consecutive years in a motivating environment.
Her current and past exhibition schedule with a positive feedback both from the critics and the audience counts in - just to name a few - Miami, Las Vegas, New York, Washington DC, San Diego, London, Milan, Paris, Lucca, Padua , Genoa, the Art Museum of Chianciano (Florence), the Natural History Museum in Milan, at Quirinal Palace in Rome in collaboration with the Ministry for Cultural Heritage.
Her first solo museum exhibition was held at the Lu.C.C.A ( Center of Contemporary Art in Lucca ) in Tuscany back in 2012, under the artistic direction of Maurizio Vanni, where was exhibited the series "Unanswered Prayers", featuring a full 30 large-format works.
During her career, she received various awards in New York, in London, in Milan, Linz in Austria and in Monte Carlo. In Linz, back in 2000, she was conferred a very significant recognition : the Honorary Mention for the International Prix Ars Electronica in Computer Animation, in New York she received the Hobart Nichols SCNY Award, on October 4th 2017.
In 2014 her series "Unanswered Prayers" has been object of a solo show at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, USA. In 2017 she had the honor to have a solo show at Villa Firenze in Washington DC, the Residence of the Italian Ambassador in the US.
Her Catalogs are available for public Consultation at the Library of The National Museum Of Women in the Arts in Washington Dc, and at the New York Public Library (NYC).
Her photographic artworks are included in famous museums collections such as the Phillips Collection in Washington DC.
LECTURES AND TALK SHOWS
-May10, 2014 Italian Embassy in Washington D.C. Conference and Guided Tours.
Invited by the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C. to give guided tours of my exhibition Unanswered Prayers during the European Union Embassies' Open House Day.
-September 23th, 2013, Speos Paris London Photographic Institute, Lecture Expert Modules by Anna Paola Pizzocaro, Photographer, 8 rue Jules Valles, 75011, Paris, France.
-May 11, 2012, L.U.C.C.A Center of Contemporary Art, Talk Show 'Contemporary Photography in the Digital Era. Evolution or Hoax?. Speakers Art Critics Alessandro Romanini, Maurizio Vanni, and Artist Anna Paola Pizzocaro', Lucca, Italy.
-2003 MFA with Honors (Mention Bien) Master Degree in Aesthetics (Philosophy) and Visual Arts , Sorbonne University, Paris1, 17, rue de Tolbiac, 75013 Paris, France.
-2008, Speos Paris London Photographic Institute, European Master in Photography,8 rue Jules Valles, 75011, Paris, France.
-2009 ICP (International Center Of Photography) GS Program, 1133 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA.
- Fine Arts: Residency in Contemporary Practices, SVA (School of Visual Arts) New York, July 11-August 11, 2017
- From the Laboratory to the Studio: Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art, Summer Residency - SVA (School of Visual Arts) New York - May 20 to June 20 2013.
AWARDS & HONORABLE MENTIONS :
November 2017 - Certificate of Special recognition, International Art Festival Committee, New York, US.
October 2017 - Hobart Nichols SCNY Award, 47 Fifth Avenue in Greenwhich Village, New York, NY 10003, US.
October 2017- Honorable Mention IPA International Photography Award, in Fine Art Collage category for the winning series "Farthest Exploration".
June 2017 - Bartholomew Meeker Award at SCNY, 47 Fifth Avenue in Greenwhich Village, New York, NY 10003, US.
October 2015 - Honorable Mention Lucie Foundation, IPA International Photography Award,in Book Fine Art category for the winning entry Looking in the footsteps of reflections.
July 2015 - Honorable Mention IPA International Photography Award,in Home-Place category for the winning entry As A Distant memory the Tail Of the wail Is Greeting Us.
May 2011 - Honorable Mention International Award in Digital Art, at Gagliardi Gallery, London, UK.
September 2010 - Honorable Mention at International Chianciano Award at Chianciano Art Museum in Digital Art and Photogarphy, Chianciano, Italy.
March 07 2008- Award "Mimosa D'oro" in Photography, Gallery Ba-Rocco, Via Cascina Barocco 10, Milan 20152, Italy.
May 2008 - 7° Award Ba-Rocco, "Arte Ba-Rocco", Honor in Painting and Graphic, at Via Cascina Barocco 10, Milan 20152, Italy.
July 2000 - Prix Ars Electronica, Lintz, Austria, Computer Animation/Visual Effect Award.
May 2000 - Imagina, Monaco Monte-Carlo, International II Art Award in SFX.
PUBLIC & PRIVATE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
The Phillips Collection (WASHINGTON, DC, USA), Museum Public Collection.
Southern Museum Of Fine Art (LAS VEGAS, US), Museum Public Collection.
Fienilarte Foundation (PIETRASANTA, ITALY), Museum Public Collection.
DURANDO-VOLPE Family Private Collection (MANTUA, ITALY).
Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio and Wife Micaela Private Collection at Villa Firenze (WASHINGTON, DC, USA).
MY BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION IN US AND EU IN THESE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (NYC, US)
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10018-2788.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS (WASHINGTON, DC, US)
1250 New York Avenue NW, in Washington D.C. 20005.
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY (NYC, US)
1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (DRESDEN , GERMANY)
Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden, Germany.
KUNSTHISTORISHES INSTITUT IN FLORENZ, Max-Planck-Institut
Via Giuseppe Giusti, 44, 50121 Firenze, Italy.
BIBLIOTECA NAZIONALE CENTRALE DI ROMA
Viale Castro Pretorio, 105, 00185 Roma, Italy.