Isabella Clara Eugenia as painted by Clara Peeters (Painted Ladies Series), acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 40″, 2019
The Ecstasy of Sister Plautilla Nelli (Painted Ladies Series), acrylic on paper, 24″ x 20″, 2019
Clara’s World: Clara Peeters (Painted Ladies Series), acrylic on paper, 24″ x 20″, 2019
Portrait of a Lady in Green: Laura Gonzaga (Painted Ladies Series), acrylic on paper, 24″ x 20″, 2018
Portrait of Elizabeth of Valois by Sofonisba Anguissola (Painted Ladies Series), acrylic on paper, 24″ 20″, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots (History Adorned Series), acrylic on board, 12″ x 12″ x 1″, 2019
Rebecca Rolfe (History Adorned Series), acrylic on board, 12″ x 12″ x 1″, 2019
Queen Ana Nzinga (History Adorned Series), acrylic on board, 12″ x 12″ x 1″, 2019
My work draws inspiration from patterns and objects in the decorative arts and art history. Through my work I want to tell a story—biographical and historical. Using design and still life elements, I create a symbolic portrait of an inspirational woman artist. For each portrait, I appropriate imagery from the artist’s body of work and combine her visual language with period cultural production, such as textile patterns, lace, and/or ceramics. I research all subjects from museum archives, auction listings, and literary sources. I relish how each object and pattern has a layered story to tell about its origin and prominence. I delight in the stories of these ladies, and consider my narrative antidote a part of each piece. Through my work, I hope to introduce viewers to significant figures in art, ignite their imagination, and raise awareness of lesser-known artists.
About the Artist
Maremi Andreozzi grew up in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) and a master’s of fine arts from Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina).
Maremi Andreozzi has had solo exhibitions at Glen Echo Park (Glen Echo, Maryland), The Rachel M. Schlesinger Art Center/NOVA (Alexandria, Virginia), The Torpedo Factory (Alexandria, Virginia), Radford University (Radford, Virginia), Glenview Mansion (Rockville, Maryland), Rockville Arts Place, Ritz Carlton Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), and The Stimson Center (Washington, D.C.), to name just a few. She has participated in numerous group shows, a select list of which includes McLean Project for the Arts (McLean, Virginia), Joan Hisaoka Healing Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Katzen Arts Center at American University (Washington, D.C.), Sara Melzer Gallery (New York City, New York), and Sperone Westwater (New York City).
Through January 7, 2020, Maremi Andreozzi’s work is on view in her “Hidden Histories” solo exhibition at the Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature, Reston, Virginia. In spring 2020, her work can be found at the Howard County Arts Council’s exhibition in Ellicott City, Maryland. From December 2020 through January 2021, her work can be seen at The Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland.
Work by Maremi Andreozzi can be found in many private collections, as well as the public art collections of Restaurant Eve, JW Marriott, the D.C. Commission for the Arts, and the Arlington County (Virginia) Arts Commission.
In addition to fellowships from and residencies at The Mesa (Springdale, Utah) and Cornucopia Art Center (Lanesboro, Minnesota), Maremi Andreozzi completed a 2019 residency as part of an international artist residency program at La Machina di San Cresci, in Greve in Chianti, Italy.
Maremi Andreozzi lives and works in the Mt. Vernon area of Alexandria, Virginia.