The Asbury Park Boardwalk and Wooden Walls Project is proud to announce that internationally acclaimed artist Michela Martello will be painting a commissioned mural in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall this week as part of TEDxAsburyPark (happening this Saturday, May 19th with the theme “Passion”). Come and meet Michela and view the fantastic mural creation process live.
Michela Martello Bio
Born in Grosseto, Italy. Studied illustration at the IED, Europe Institute of Design after which she published works in over 30 books. In 1993 she shifted her focus to painting. In 1998 she moved permanently to New York where she started her research as artist painter full time. In 2006 she was selected by the American Association of University Women in the “Emerging Women Artists Juried Exhibition” New York Design Center . In 2007/2008 she was selected by Jim Kempner fine arts and Ok Harris gallery for the “NYU Small Work” group show at the Washington Square gallery. Her work has being collected and commissioned by both public and private clients; Soros collection, Serafina group, CityCinema group, Fulton collection. Martello has collaborated with: BonelliArteContemporanea, Italy, Tria gallery, Azart gallery, Pen&Brush gallery, NYC, Parlor gallery, NJ, and Rarity gallery in Mikonos Greece. In 2014 she won the selection for the juried exhibition “Understanding Media, the Extension of Human Being” organized by Call for Bushwick, during BOS, in Brooklyn, NYC, she exhibited at Tibet House Museum US, she took part of ”Transcending Tibet” NYC curated by Davide Quadrio and Paola Vanzo. In 2015 she has being commissioned a trittico for the permanent collection of Metropoliz MAAM Museum of Rome by curators Giorgio de Finis and Stefania Giazzi, she’s being selected by curator Rick Kinsel, director of Vilcek foundation to be part of ”Domesticity Revisited” at Pen&Brush NYC, and exhibited at AQUA Miami Art Fair, and in 2016 at Context NYC with Azart gallery. In 2016/2017 selected to be part of Woodenwallsproject a public art program curated by Parlor gallery, with 2 Murals installation in Asbury Park, NJ. and an Art Residency, same year she exhibited at A.I.R. gallery ” Overlap; Life tapestries” curated by Vida Sabbaghi, Pen&Brush hosted a large scale solo show of 8 years of Martello’s paintings, and in the same year she is a featured artist in the La Mer Wave Walk with Project Zero, alongside notable artists and influencers.