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Crystal Fischetti
CRYSTAL FISCHETTI
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ABOUT

Crystal Isabel Fischetti, 1984, London, England. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

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International abstract fine artist. Private and public collections. From Hollywood celebrity homes, offices, restaurants to murals in LA and museums worldwide.

 

About:

Crystal Isabel Fischetti

Born in 1984 London, England, Fischetti attended courses at Chelsea College of Art and at Central St Martins College in early 2000. She received her BA Honours degree in Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2006 and attended the London College of Fashion (University of The Arts London) during the global financial crash in 2008 where she earned another qualification in 2010 as a Cordwainer (leathersmith). She had since set up her own company in accessories for three years in London. Her pull to paint was so strong she vowed to continue as a painter full time by closing her business and, for a short spell, moved to New York, America in 2013.

She is best known for her colourful abstracts, soak stained paintings and gestural backdrops in acrylic amidst labour intensive geometric colour blocks in oil. She works on paper, canvas, walls and digital mediums. Her works explore themes based on the human condition, space exploration, parallel universes and utopias where the language is ‘Sacred Number’. She counts Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee as her major influences.

Her vibrant works are created tailor made for private residences and businesses. Her paintings have been exhibited (and are on permanent display) in museums worldwide including: The Yue Hu museum, Shanghai, The San Diego Institute, San Diego, World Chess Hall of Fame museum, St Louis, Missouri and Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2016, Fischetti released her studio in Culver City preferring  to work plein air. This freedom allows her to connect deeply with her natural surroundings. Along with her exhibitions in Los Angeles she is commissioned to create wall art for local businesses and for The City of Los Angeles. She often travels with her work where you can see her painting on forest beds in Mendocino, vineyards in Sonoma county and in Napa valley, California. In Europe her studios are on beach floors outside Rome in Italy, in parks or village streets in London, England or painting surfboards and murals in Hawaii.

She exhibits with international contemporaries in North America and abroad. These artists include, Yoko Ono, Rachel Whiteread, Sophie Matisse, Tom Hackney, Thierry Noir, Goshka Macuga, Rob and Roberta Smith, among many others.

Aside from art, Fischetti counts the theatre as her first love. She trained as a dancer and actor with the London Children's Ballet, West London School of Dance, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and University of Leeds. She occasionally appears in commercial adverts and music videos.

Email:  crystalfischetti@gmail.com    Portfolios: www.crystalfischetti.com

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Abstract Artist. Muralist.  Workshops. Commissions. Exhibitions.

EDUCATION:

  • 2:1 PGDip Cordwainer Accessory Design. University of the Arts London. London College of Fashion, 2010

  • 2:1 BA Honours, BA Hons, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, 2006

  • Master of Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, University of The Arts London commencing Oct, 2018

MUSEUMS

  • MONA, Museum of Non Visible Art, USA

  • San Diego Institute, San Diego, CA

  • Yue Hu Museum. Shanghai, CHN

  • World Chess Hall of Fame. St Louis, MO

MURALS

2017- 2018

  • 2018 ‘Rasta Palm Trees’, Palms, CA (for City of Los Angeles)

  • 2018 ‘Aloha Feels’, Airbnb, Artist in Residence. Haleiwa, Oahu, HI

  • 2018 ‘Sail Away’, Private residence, Rome, Italy

  • 2017 Music Of The Spheres (Peach), Top Tomato Recording Studio, Mar Vista, CA

  • 2017 Music Of The Spheres (Blue), Mar Vista Art Department, Mar Vista, CA

  • 2017 Music Of The Spheres (Coffee), Alana's Coffee, Mar Vista, CA

  • 2017 Music Of The Spheres (Sea Waves and Seagulls), Mountain View & Venice Blvd, Mar Vista, CA (for City of Los Angeles)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006-2018

  • 2018  ‘Open For Business’, April 12. Private solo show, Rodney’s Loft, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

  • 2018 ‘HERE’, March 15. Private solo show, Rodney’s Loft, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016 ‘Gravity zero’, solo show, Rodney’s Loft, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006 ‘Emotions and Sentiments’, Red Gate Gallery. London, ENG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006- 2018

  • 2018  Painted Pieces. April 12- Sept 2018, World Chess Hall of Fame, St Louis, MO, USA

  • 2018 Music Of The Spheres, Galerie Michael, Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2017 SKELF', Biennial 2017, MONA, Museum of Non Visible Art, CA

  • 2017  Group Show' Hale Arts Space, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2016 ‘Blue’, The Loft at Liz’s. West Hollywood, CA

  • 2016 ‘Spectrum Gestalt 3’, BG Art Galleries. Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016 ‘MAS Attack’, San Diego Institute. San Diego, CA

  • 2016 ‘Ladies’ Knight’, World Chess Hall of Fame. St Louis, MO

  • 2016 ‘Field Without Fences’. Private Resident. LA, CA

  • 2016 ‘All Day I Dream’. Private Resident. LA, CA

  • 2016 ‘Warriors of light’. Debut Contemporary. London, ENG

  • 2016 ‘Corrugated Pieces’. David Eddington Studio. Venice, CA

  • 2016 ‘The LA Series’. In assoc. with Water Works. Juri Koll. The Loft at Liz’s. West Hollywood, CA

  • 2015 ‘Clerkenwell Design Week’. London, ENG

  • 2015 ‘When Boys Become Men’, Debut Contemporary. London, ENG

  • 2014 ‘Pintar Rapido’, King’s Road, Chelsea Town Hall. London, ENG

  • 2014 'Human Suffering At Times Of Crisis’, Debut Contemporary. London, ENG

  • 2014 ‘Diverted Destruction 7’, The Loft at Liz’s. West Hollywood, CA

  • 2013 - ­2013 ‘Amici Delle Dune’. Rome, ITA

  • 2013 - ­2013 ‘Be Mine And Anon’, Westbourne Studios. London, ENG

  • 2012 ‘International Art Symposium’ ii, Yue Hu Museum. Shanghai, CHN

  • ­2012 ‘International Art Symposium’ i, Guilin Yuzi Paradise. Guilin, CHN

  • 2011 ‘Presenting The Top 100’ competition, final, Jealous Gallery. London, ENG

  • 2010  ‘Presenting The Top 100’ competition, semi final, The Great Escape Festival. Brighton, ENG

  • 2010 ‘Presenting The Top 100’ competition, i, PRS, Alliance Music. London, ENG

  • 2009 ‘World of Imagination ii’, APW Arts Gallery. Long Island City, NY

  • 2009 ‘Hotel’, Broadway Gallery. Soho, NY

  • 2008  ‘Be Mine’, Art Below, Notting Hill Gate Underground Station. London, ENG

  • 2007 ‘The Peace Camp’, Brick Lane Gallery. London, ENG

  • 2006 ‘Graduate Show’, University of Leeds, School of Fine Art. Leeds, ENG

GRANTS/ AWARDS

  • 2018 01B Visa. US Government 'Alien of extraordinary talent in the arts'. 2015. Currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2018 City of Los Angeles, Palms, CA

  • 2017 City of Los Angeles, Mar Vista, CA

  • 2016 Kickstarter, London, ENG

PRESS/ MEDIA

STUDIOS / AFFILIATES

  • Collective HQ, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

  • Cell Project Space, London, ENG

  • Mar Vista Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA

 


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