Alessandro Gallo: A Trip to the Zoo
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Born Genoa 1974. Having studied Law at the University of Genoa from 1993 - 1997, Alessandro did a Foundation Course at St Martin’s College of Art in London followed by a BA at Chelsea School of Art, graduating in 2002. His work was included in the Monoprint Show at Jill George Gallery in June 2002 and Art Fairs in Britain and USA. In 2005 Gallo exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, ‘The Bestiary’ at Jill George Gallery and in Atlanta for ‘Atlanta Salutes Photography’. In 2006 his first solo exhibition was held at Jill George Gallery and the second solo show in February 2008.
Alessandro Gallo is a young Italian ceramic sculptor living and working in Genoa and London. Gallo produces anamorphic sculptures exploring humorously personal traits. The author first encountered the artist at La Meridiana, in Certaldo, Italy near Florence. The two sat down recently to discuss the artist’s work.