Angelina Gualdoni begins her paintings by pouring directly onto the canvas, creating a capricious and unpredictable ground. She then paints over top to flush out naturally occurring forms and voids. Structures build on the outlines and interiors of stains, which leap out against watery backgrounds. She augments passages using geometric patterns that weave through the picture plane, demarcating objects, and suggesting pattern as both structure and adornment. Her work is permeated by an intense interest in tensions of emptiness and being, the ephemerality of light, space, and the passage of time. Gualdoni's earlier series investigated failed utopias of Modern architecture, and her current work uses abstracted still life motifs to explore of fluidity of spaces and roles in interior settings.
Angelina Gualdoni earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gualdoni has shown both nationally and internationally, with select solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the St. Louis Art Museum, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, Artadia, Brooklyn, and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, among others. She is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, 2008, the Pollock-Krasner Grant, 2007, and was an Artadia Artist in Residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in 2009. Her work has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and Art in America, and can be found in public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Saatchi Collection, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Kansas. Gualdoni is a founding member of Regina Rex, an artist-run collaborative gallery in Ridgewood, New York.