I am an artist from Lampedusa (Italy). I create artworks for sensitive souls that still believes in the beauty of authencity: I give positive emotions, colours, love and balance
ROSSELLA SFERLAZZO was born in Anzio (Rome, Italy), but she lives Lampedusa, small sicilian island ( Italy). She was ready for color, art and photography from an early age. She lived in Rome some years , where she has attended La Sapienza University, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature , then a Milan where she enrolled at a Domus Academy, earning the Master in Web Design and finally in London where she worked and attendend several English course, creative drawing course and t-shirt design course at Kensington and Chelsea College.
She organized and took part to several collective art exhibitions, the first was in 1996 in Lampedusa.
In 2013 she realized and participated to travelling exhibit , in several cities of Italy, “ LAMPEDUSA DOOR OF LIFE”, by artists and photographer from many cities, in collaboration with cultural association Le Città Vicine.
In the same year she took part to artistic workshop by artist Lorenzo Terranera in collaboration with Amnesty International and to the realization of three murales in Lampedusa by Colors Revolution in Lampedusa project, conceived by her in 2012. She took part to the artistic installation of “DOOR OF LIFE”, in collaboration with the commitee Le mamme di Lampedusa and the cultural associations Le Città Vicine and La Città Felice, in Lampedusa.
In 2014 she realized in collaboration with the committee Le mamme di Lampedusa, a stairs murales, entitled “WE CHOOSE LIFE” by Colors Revolution project.
In 2015 she participated to a photography collective exhibition by cultural association Open Space in Lampedusa and to a collective exhibition of mail art, curated by Katia Ricci, art critic ,promoted by cultural association La Merlettaia in Foggia .
In 2016 after a skin disease, she used art , her dream and passion, like therapy, she began Women of light series of paintings.
In 2017 she took part to the exhibition “Concepire l’infinito” in Foggia , curated by Katia Ricci art critic .
In 2017 she realized INSIDE OUT project by the french street artist JR for the promotion “ No radar Lampedusa”, by temporary installation of portraits photos posters.
In february 2019 her work has been selected and she took part to Exhibit Here’s Hope Exhibition at the prestigious Menier Gallery in London, situated within the historic Menier Chocolate Factory.
In june 2019 she tooks part at the Exhibtion Synapsi in Porto M Lampedusa.
In october 2019 she partecipated to Lisbon International Contemporary Exhibition collective at the Atelier Natalia Gromicho in Portugal.
In august 2020 she took part to the exhibition Orizzonti Mediterranei at Chez Fifi Lounge bar in the main street of Lampedusa island.
In her serie “ Women of light ” there is a sentimental continuum, a Leitmotiv that is in every her art work , or rather the awareness and the will to react adversity of life through the beauty of life. Painting become an occasion to express a “poetic” inside world , to the freedom to express yourself and to give space to the inside power that differentiates the feminine. The main character of these art works are women, women that had to overcome many trials of strength to of their life through resilence , bringing togheter again to their real. By a serious alchemic work on their soul, they transform pain in joy, illness in healing, dead in life.
She defines herself a wabi-sabi artist because she inspires herself by aesthetics japanese concept based by reception of flux and imperfections of things.