Angelina Gualdoni is a painter working in the genre of still life and interiors. Through use of dyeing, pouring, staining and historic textile patterning, she links various women’s creative practices from industrial to domestic, decorative to metaphysical.
Gualdoni's paintings have been the subject of solo and group shows nationally and internationally at the Queens Museum, NY, St. Louis Art Museum, MO, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, the Museum de Paviljoens, Netherlands, and the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY. She has been the beneficiary several grants and fellowships, including Artadia, Pollock-Krasner, NYFA (2008, 2015), and has attended residencies at MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and International Studio and Curatorial Program. She has received reviews and mentions in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, ArtNews, and Huffington Post, amongst others. Gualdoni received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, her MFA from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
She resides and works in New York City and Boston, and is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York. She is a Professor of the Practice in Painting and Drawing at SMFA at Tufts. Gualdoni is one of 12 co-founders at an artist-run exhibition space Regina Rex, active in Bushwick and the Lower East Side, 2010-2017.
My paintings are pluralistic sites of synthesis. I use diverse languages to mirror my experience of foraging vision, where multiple lenses are necessary to more fully see, be in and of our environments. I use diagrammatic languages to reference identification manuals, antiquarian prints, as well as fossils - markers deep time that are no longer visible on the surface of our world. The fluidity of the poured paint ground undergirds my mark making techniques, providing a magical and volatile environment of light and shadow. I intertwine diverse modes of rendering, proposing painting as a carrier bag holding knowledge and experience of being within and of contemporary landscapes.