Ho sempre pensato che le cose continuano a vivere anche oltre la funzione per la quale sono state create. Ho iniziato da bambina ad inventarmi giocattoli assemblando oggetti vari, destinati prevalentemente alla spazzatura. Ho proseguito da adulta, consapevole della quantità di rifiuti che sta sommergendo il nostro pianeta, trattenendo con forza ciò che chiunque avrebbe buttato. Così i miei spazi hanno accolto i materiali scartati. Materia che si è trasformata in altro: installazioni, arredi urbani, monili, illuminazioni. E attraverso questa ri–generazione delle cose, ho recuperato un valore nuovo del vivere e della mia essenza.

Pierangela Massolo

Pierangela Massolo: biography of a hidden artistic talent

The beginning

Pierangela Massolo was born on the 3rd February 1962 in Pisa, Italy.
After she completed high school, she lived for more than 10 years in Bologna, where she had the opportunity to meet and enjoy the DAMS community: In those years, she began experimenting with techniques of assembling diverse objects and materials.

In 1996, she attended a three-year course of specialization in Interior Decoration and frescoes promoted by the Lombardy Region, learning painting and decorative techniques used in the Middle Ages and in contemporary art.
In 2000, she attended a school of painting faux marble and stones in Rome. Pierangela Massolo while assembling an opera

The debut

She moved to Viareggio in 1999 continuing to paint copies of important authors� paintings (fake paintings), some of which have been exposed to the Convention Center as part of the Prince of Piemonte's demonstrationDonna è Web in 2007 (See the interview) .
Discovering a passion and an inborn attitude towards the watercolor technique, she paint some pieces in watercolor, that led her to be selected for the seventh Competition The sea and its people (Il mare e la sua gente - original language) at the Galleria Europa Lido di Camaiore (LU, Italy) in September 2007.
Afterwards, she participated in the X Prize Mostra di Pittura di piccolo formato Citt� di Massarosa (Lucca, Italy) getting the mention in competition in December 2009.

The meeting with the recycling and the statement at the Venice Biennale

Poster of the �Percorsi della Biennal a Massarosa�

In this same year, she discovered the technique of mosaic fragments using recycled tiles, inspired by the genius of Gaudi and began creating jewelry made with recycled glass using Tiffany technique. In December 2009, she exposed glass jewelry and other objects of the Gallery ART SPACE Focette (Pietrasanta) within the exhibition Giochi d'Arte (Art Games) together with well established painters from Versilia.
Also in 2009, she decided to enroll at Academy of Nude at the Art Academy of Carrara (Italy), also attending other courses, including that of Woodcut and Techniques and Technologies of the Arts, taught by Prof. Ausili. Within this course she designed the Venetian Butterfly and other sculptures and objects resulting from re-use of recycled materials.

From July to October 2011, the first sculptures, Venetian Butterfly , Astral Butterfly and Blue waves , are included in the exposition RIGENERAZIONE (Regeneration), as part of the trails and stopping of the Italian Pavilion at the 54th International Art of the Venice Biennale, made for the 150th anniversary of the national Unification of Italy.

Exhibitions in Versilia

In August, new jewelry and the Spider sculpture have become part of the event Art in Flight (Arte in volo - original title) held in Massaciuccoli Lake.

During summer 2012, Pierangela Massolo participated to several exhibitions with other artists of RIGENERAZIONI: some new sculptures have been exhibited at Notte Blu (Blue night), held in Lido di Camaiore (Lucca, Italy), while heat art pieces Metamorphosis and Astral Butterfly have been placed in the Borbone Stables in Camaiore for the entire month of August.
During the exhibition Bocchette Expo , held in September 2012 in Capezzano Pianore (Camaiore), she presented new art pieces, Turtle and Snail.

She currently lives in Viareggio where she is experimenting new types of sculpture and jewelry.