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. Her 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 received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and her MFA from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her paintings have been the subject of solo and group shows nationally and internationally at the Queens Museum, NY, St. Louis Art Museum, MO, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, the Museum de Paviljoens, Netherlands, and the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY. Her work resides in the Saatchi Collection, as well as the MCA, Chicago, and the Nerman Museum, Kansas City. She has been the beneficiary of several grants and fellowships, including New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in 2008 and 2015, Artadia, and Pollock-Krasner, and has attended residencies at MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, International Studio and Curatorial Program, and Chateau La Napoule. Gualdoni resides and works in Brooklyn and is a founding member of Regina Rex, an artist-run exhibition space located on the Lower East Side, NY.