Alessandra Rossi


Alessandra graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in the USA in 1991 with a BA in Fine Arts. She worked with artists such as Leon Golub, Nancy Spero . She returned to Venice in 1992 and began her career as an artist in the city’s abandoned palazzos, doing site specific installations. Alessandra was invited to move to Perth for the 1998 Festival of Perth with a residency at Claremont School of Art. Since then she has held many solo and group exhibitions at Greenhill Galleries, Gallows Gallery, PICA, Art Gallery of Western Australia , MooreBuilding, Sculpture@Bathers, SculpturebytheSea Cottesloe and Bondi. In 2011 she was the recipient for the Helen Lempriere Scholarship which facilitated a residency and an exhibition at the SVA of New York in 2012. In 2018 recipient for the Transfield Australian Invited Artist Bondi. In 2021 sculpture commissioned by Francis Burt Chamber,Perth

Artist Statement

Alessandra work has often explored the relationship between what is visible and what is invisible, what is superficial, on the surface and what is inside, deeper, hidden. She successfully conjures an ambiguous environment, one where presence is virtual, where people exist in the memory of place. Her work lies between narrative and abstraction.