Elisa Sassera is an Italian visual artist who lives and works between NY and Istanbul .
Born in Palermo, Sicily, she attended Classical Studies followed by a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art cum laude, being guided under the wings of Artist and Professor Carlo Lauricella.
In June of 2001 she was selected for an Internship from Creative Time, Art in the Anchorage at the Brooklyn Bridge and that is how her adventure in NYC started.
Sassera works in several media including installations, painting, prints and photographs, mixed media collages and illustrations inspired by her new surroundings. The subject matter of her artistic expression is an exploration of semiotics and communication, cultural heritage and tradition, myth and philosophy.
She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and NYC.
She has been assisting in projects for the fashion designer Marina Spadafora, NYC based Photographer Gail Albert Halaban and Fiber Artist and designer Dana Barnes and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Christie's.
For the past five years she has been teaching Visual Arts to children in private and public schools.
In July of 2015 she moved with her family to Istanbul.
She is the Co-founder and the Atelierista at Casa Bimbi, a trilingual Reggio Emilia Inspired educational center for children that never want to grow up.
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