Crystal Fischetti
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Crystal Fischetti

Born 1984, London.

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Crystal 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. At London College of Fashion she earned herself a Cordwainer’s degree in 2010. In 2011 she set up her own leather handbag and accessories company in her East London studio where she had six interns.

After three years she could no longer ignore her pull towards art. She closed her business to pursue painting full time, walking away from fashion for good. She moved to New York in 2013 and then Los Angeles where she exhibited across The US. She caught on to the street art scene with a passion and has been painting murals as an extension of her painting practice.

Fischetti moved back to London in the Spring of 2018 and is currently on her Masters in Fine Art degree at Chelsea College of Arts, London. She is best known for her large colourful abstract, soak stained paintings and gestural backdrops in acrylic and oil paint. She works across a range of mediums.

She explores the performative (she has an extensive background in classical and contemporary dance), experiments with new ways of presentation and reveals her rich cultural heritage (her family is Italian and Colombian) in the titles of works or in her poetry. Her main topics of interest is based around creative writing, spirituality (she connects with her indigenous Quechuan ancestors through sacred ceremony ritual), metaphysical, cosmological and theoretical science, and the philosophical exploration of the human existence in a 4d world.

Crystal creates bespoke works for clients and sells her work in exhibitions. She seeks global gallery representation and travels often for her work.

Her works are in private and public collections worldwide.

UPCOMING NEWS/EVENTS:

  • AucArt Lab London, England

  • Pintar Rapido, London England

  • MA Fine Art Final Degree Show, Chelsea College, London, England

  • Solo Show: TBA, London, ENG

  • Art Residency, Detroit, Michigan, USA

EDUCATION

  • MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UAL, Oct, 2018-current.

  • 2:1 FD. Degree. Acc Design, London College of Fashion, UAL, 2010

  • 2:1 BA Honours Fine Art with History of Art, University of Leeds, 2006

ART RESIDENCIES

  • Trelex, Nyon, Switzerland, CH, April 2019

  • AucArt, London, England, May 2019

  • Yuzi Paradise, Guilin, China, CHN 2010

GALLERY CONSULTANCY/TEACHING

  • Art managing consultant for Zari Gallery since 2018

  • Visiting lecturer for BA Fine Art, Graphics and Textile Design, Camberwell College. Nov 2018-current 

  • Visiting lecturer for BA Fine Art Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, Dec 2018- current

  • Warner Music Group, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, 2018

MUSEUMS/COLLECTIONS

  • MONA, Museum of Non Visible Art, USA

  • San Diego Institute, San Diego, CA

  • Breuninger, Stuttgart, DEU

  • Yue Hu Museum. Shanghai, CHN

  • World Chess Hall of Fame. St Louis, MO

MURALS

  • 2019 Venture Community Centre in ass. with Specsavers & Childhood Trust, Ladbroke Grove, London, ENG

  • 2019 ‘Syrup Soak Stained Lagoons’, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, ENG 

  • 2018 ‘Mad Mathematical Mind Mapping’, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, ENG 

  • 2018 ‘Home’, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, ENG 

  • 2018 ‘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

  • 2019 To be announced, London, ENG

  • 2018 ‘Open’, Rodney’s Loft in assc. with Environetics, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

  • 2018 ‘Here’, Rodney’s Loft in assc. with Environetics, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016 ‘Gravity Zero’, Rodney’s Loft in assc. with Environetics, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 ‘Twelve Friends’, May, Private residence, Hammersmith, London, ENG

  • 2019 ‘Interim ii’, May, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, ENG

  • 2019 ‘Interim i’, April, CGL17, Chelsea College of Arts, London, ENG

  • 2019 ‘Off Site’, March, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, ENG

  • 2019 ‘13th Hour’, Feb, BSMT, London, ENG

  • 2019 ‘Wicked’, Jan, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, ENG

  • 2018 ‘Mooore’, Dec, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, ENG

  • 2018 ‘Parallax II: MAFA International Art Festival’, ASP Katowice, Katowice, Poland

  • 2018 ‘Three Kings’, Dec, Purling London, Christies, London, ENG

  • 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 ‘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

  • 2014 ‘Pintar Rapido’, King’s Road, Chelsea Town Hall. 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.  Lived and worked in Los Angeles 2015-2018.

  • 2018 City of Los Angeles, Palms, CA

  • 2017 City of Los Angeles, Mar Vista, CA

  • 2016 Kickstarter, London, ENG

PRESS/ MEDIA


STUDIOS / AFFILIATES

  • Airbnb

  • Chelsea College of Arts, London, ENG

  • Collective HQ, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

  • Cell Project Space, London, ENG

  • Mar Vista Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA