Cristina Sammarco is an italian artist of french origin. Her painting focuses on Nature, understood as inner space, in particular on mediterranean seascapes and botany.

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Cristina Sammarco was born in Paris in 1977. .Engineer, she followed her passion, graduating in Painting at Brera Fine Arts Academy.She lived in Milan, Rome and ten years ago she moved to her beloved island of Elba, where actually she’s living and working as visual artist. In these last years she has combined her art with teaching activity with that of art.

She never ceases to be inspired by salt and wind.

Selected exhibitions:

2019 Performance “Anthropological herbarium”, Casa del Parco, Marciana (LI) in partnership with Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano

2018 “Dimensione Isolaproject, duo exhibition with the photographer R.Ridi, Centro per le Arti T.Signorini, Portoferraio (LI)

2018 Duo exhibitionwith A.Gioventù, “Natura concreta”, Arte in Porto, Genova, I

2018 Group exhibition, “Softscapes”, Pourquoi pas gallery, Milan, I

2017    Solo exhibition, “Mediterraneo”, critical text by S.Nastro, Sala Telemaco Signorini,Portoferraio (LI), I

2017    Solo exhibition, “Sea textures”, Blubook, Palazzo blu, Pisa, I

2016    Group exhibition, “Tratti di Mare” gallery, Rome, I

2015    Group exhibition, “The Islington Art Fair”, Candid Art Trust Gallery, London, UK

2015    Solo exhibition, “Carte blanche”, Sala della Gran Guardia, Portoferraio (LI)

2015    Group exhibition, “The Exhibit”, The EXHIBIT Balmain, London, UK

2014 – Anhtropological herbarium, presentation of the project and performance, curated by Green      Utopia, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, I

2014    Group exhibition, “Landscape: rural vs urban”, The Brick Lane gallery, London, UK

2014    Group exhibition, “Secret works”, the Crypt gallery, London, UK

2013    Group exhibition, “La natura rigenerata”, curated by A. Mariani and A. Anselmi, the Historical museum of Piacenza, I

2013    Group exhibition, “Forza 5”, curated by Arte Coordinata, Torre della Linguella, Portoferraio(LI), I

2013    Group exhibition, “V biennale arte di Genova”, curated by Satura Art Gallery, Palazzo Stella, Genova, I

2013    Group exhibition, “Pinocchio & friends”, curated by Stefano Giraldi, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Firenze, I

2013    Group exhibition, “La grande onda”, curated by Adelinda Allegretti, Galata Museo del Mare, Genova, I

2012    Solo exhibition, “Fragile”, curated by Roberto Borghi, Sala della Gran Guardia, Portoferraio(LI), I

2012    Group exhibition, “Eterno femminile”, curated by Jean Blanchaert, Galleria Blanchaert, Milano, I

2012    Group exhibition “Monocolori”, curated by Donatella Airoldi e Mavi Ferrando, Galleria Quintocortile, Milano, I

2012    Group exhibition, “Abstract dimensions”, curated by Rosi Raneri, Crisolart galleries, Barcelona, ES

2012    Group exhibition, “Sketchika”, curated by Giorga Sarti e Daniela Accorsi, Spazio San Giorgio, Bologna,I

2011    Group exhibition, “Libri d’arte in dialogo”, curated by Roberto Borghi, Galleria Maria Cilena, Milano, I

2011    Solo exhibition, “Maelstrom”, curated by Roberto Borghi, Sala della Gran Guardia, Portoferraio(LI), I

2011    Group exhibition, Circuiti dinamici, curated by Lorenzo Argentino, Galleria StatArt, Milano, I

2010    Group exhibition, “Equilibrio”, Galleria Degli Zingari, Roma, I

2010    Group exhibition, “Sfera Celeste”, Galleria Obraz, Milano, I

2009    Group exhibition, “L’acqua, la Natura e le Donne”, Fortezza Firmafede, Sarzana (LS), I

2008    Group exhibition, “Una mano per AIL”, curated by Alberto Zanchetta, Christie’s per AIL, Palazzo Clerici, Milano

2007    Group exhibition, “Una mano per AIL”, curated by Ivan Quaroni, Christie’s per AIL, Palazzo Clerici, Milano, I

2006    Group exhibition, “Il Gioco del Tessile”, curated by Nicola Salvatore, Accademia di Belle Arti  di Brera e Camera di commercio di Milano, (Italia), The Imperial Art Museum, Beijing (China); YapiKrediKulturMerkezi. Istanbul (Turkey); South CoastPlaza; Costa Mesa, California (USA)

2005    Group exhibition, “Sul Filo della Lana”, curated by Philippe Daverio, Museo del territorio, Biella, I


2009    Degree in Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera – grades 110/110 con lode (first-class degree)

2002    Degree in Management Engineering at Milan Polytechnic – grades 85/100

1996     Scientific high school diploma, Milan

Art prize:

2017 – Finalist to the “I love the sea” prize, exhibiting centre S.Michele deli Scalzi, Pisa, I

2012 – Finalist for the “OPERA/Le vie dell’Acqua” prize, curated by Daniele Casadio, Ravenna, I

2006 – Finalist for the “Premio Celeste” young prize

Art Fairs:

2018 “WOP Art”, with Pourquoi Pas Gallery, Exhibition centre of  Lugano, Switzerland

2018, “Affordable Art Fair”, Superstudio più,

2018 – “Affordable Art fair”, Superstudio più, Milan, I

2016 – “Islington Art  Fair”, Candid Trust, London, UK

2014 – “BCN International Art Fair”, casa Battlò, Barcelona, ES

2013 – “Fiera Arte Genova”, Genova, I