Lorella Paleni is a visual artist living and working in Paris. Using painting, monotype, and video she investigates various subjects including ecology, women, nature, and the relations between humans and non-human animals. She received her MFA from Columbia University School of Arts in NYC and her BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice (IT). Recent exhibitions include a solo show at E.Tay Gallery, NYC (2017) and a solo show at MagicBeans Gallery, Berlin (2016). Paleni has completed residencies at Catwalk Institute, Catskill, NY; Le CouveNt, Ausitz, France; AZ West with Andrea Zittel, Joshua Tree, California; and the Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY.
"This residency has been a journey of discovery, reflection, and inspiration. I could have not foreseen what this experience had me waiting. Kolkata has been overwhelmingly beautiful and engaging. Kala Bhavana in Santiniketan welcomed us with open arms, and the City of Kolkata with its ever changing and growing environment inspired me and the work in general. This time and space have been stimulating for creation and exchange. In response to this, I have created a series of two dimensional works in the form of paintings, monoprint-drawings, and animation. I am so grateful for all the people I have met and that made this experience unforgettable."