Angelina Gualdoni begins her paintings by pouring directly onto the canvas. This drawing via liquid creates a capricious and unpredictable ground and forms the basis of her paintings, both in terms of material and narrative. Structures build on the outlines of the stains, leap out against watery passages, or simply follow the odd paths that the liquid has chosen to flow. Constant tensions of emptiness and being, object and field, movement and stasis permeate her work. Gualdoni's earlier series investigated failed utopias of Modern architecture, and her current work extracts the essence of this decay by leaving the viewer to question what is coming into being and what is falling apart.
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, and Kavi Gupta Gallery. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Artadia, Brooklyn, the Queens Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, 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.