Arianna Matta was born in Rome in 1979. She holds a degree from the city’s DAMS University for the performing and visual arts and also studied at the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA).
Matta’s work centres on her research into space and light. In her latest paintings, she focuses on sparse interiors devoid of human presence. Despite the absence of people and activity, these spaces are far from desolate, containing references that transmit a sense of familiarity and human narrative. Matta uses a limited palette, allowing her paint to drip and smudge in places. The overall effect is a compelling one which pulls the viewer into the canvas.
Matta has held solo exhibitions in Paris, Rome, Cosenza and Catania. She has also been the recipient of finalist awards in Los Angeles and Venice.