Beatrice Caracciolo

Italian, born 1955

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Beatrice Caracciolo

Italian, born 1955

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Inspired by art, architecture, literature, history, and nature, Beatrice Caracciolo poetically claims that her work is about “self-astonishment and a gift of the hazard.” She feeds her responses to the awe-inspiring power of the elements and human creation and destruction into expressive, semi-abstract photographic prints, drawings, collages, and mixed-media works on paper, as well as raw, elegant installations and sculptures. Her fascination with the intersection between humanity and nature fuels much of her output. In a multipart series devoted to the four elements, for example, Caracciolo conveys the particular visual and physical qualities of earth, water, air, and fire—and their unique cultural and historical resonances—through a range of mixed-media paintings, drawings, manipulated photographs, and text-based pieces. She has also transformed a staircase into a waterfall through the installation of hundreds of scraps of weathered metal.

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Biography

Inspired by art, architecture, literature, history, and nature, Beatrice Caracciolo poetically claims that her work is about “self-astonishment and a gift of the hazard.” She feeds her responses to the awe-inspiring power of the elements and human creation and destruction into expressive, semi-abstract photographic prints, drawings, collages, and mixed-media works on paper, as well as raw, elegant installations and sculptures. Her fascination with the intersection between humanity and nature fuels much of her output. In a multipart series devoted to the four elements, for example, Caracciolo conveys the particular visual and physical qualities of earth, water, air, and fire—and their unique cultural and historical resonances—through a range of mixed-media paintings, drawings, manipulated photographs, and text-based pieces. She has also transformed a staircase into a waterfall through the installation of hundreds of scraps of weathered metal.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum