Italian artist and photographer Francesca Galliani came to the United States to study at Washington DC’s Corcoran School of Art at a young age.
After receiving her BFA she started a thriving career from her newly adopted home, New York City. Her distinctive photographic art set her apart immediately and won her the Kodak European Panorama Award in Arles, 1995.
Her creative edge never ceasing to evolve, Galliani soon distinguished herself as an internationally respected mixed media artist, with her signature use of painting and collage used on her own photographs.
The international fine art world has embraced the unique emotion of Galliani’s work and she has been exhibited extensively across the globe. Artists she has been featured alongside include Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplerthorpe, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Joel-Peter Witkin, Man Ray and Marina Abramovic.
The intensity of her portrayal of the female and male subject caught the interest of the international fashion world and soon Galliani’s work was to appear in magazines such as Detour, Vogue, Velvet and D. This resulting in one of the highlights of the commercial end of her career, the creation of Levi’s advertising campaign ‘Blue’ which, due to its enormous success, went on to be exhibited at the Triennale in Milan. Galliani had successfully crossed the line between art and fashion.
Galliani’s work has been published in catalogues and books throughout the world, and has appeared in: ”Real” (Charta), “Women by Women” (Prestel), “The Nude Ideal and Reality” (Skira) and a coffee table book, ‘Portrait of the new Angola’ (Skira/Rizzoli) is due out in Fall of 2012.