Luce Raggi

Everything starts with curiosity, then a touch of irony and the drawing is complete. Drawing is the start of Luce`s projects, then she experiment her ideas further more with videoart and sculpture, mainly ceramic. Her work consists in a dialogue between different media, bringing a stamp that is vivid and recognizable across them all.
The ceramics appears in the collages, the collages become animations, and the animations become ceramic movies. KEEP IT UNREAL is Raggi’s slogan.

To express her concepts she plays with life and irony as an interesting mental game, communicating through images to the audience. The audience`s reaction, whether it\'s a laugh or a bad comment, is a fundamental part of her artistic practice. Her production has no middle ways, it goes from provocation to tribute, but it’s always a reflection of everyday life, which is her biggest inspiration.

Luce was born in the early 80`s in Faenza, the city of maiolica, and grow up with a black marker pen in her pocket. She moved to Milan where she studied Illustration at the European Institute of Design (IED) and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera,
partaking also in a one-year exchange program at the London College of Communication (LCC) in the Surface Design and Printmaking department, University of the Arts, London.
Luce has since moved in her personal way into the circles of contemporary art with solo and group shows as well as important art residencies. Exploring the world is fundamental to keep curiosity alive and residencies are a great opportunity to get new perspectives on everyday life. She gets so productive during residencies that the work she is presenting for the Laguna Art Prize this year was made during her last one. In fact she was invited for the second time to produce work in a residency at the Jingdezhen International Studio in China. She is also growing her graphic experience making illustrations, designs, logos and creating her own clothing line. She is now based in Faenza, producing works in her industrial studio space. Laughing at nothing is still one of her favorite activities.

EDUCATION

  2008 MFA in Painting for Contemporary Art, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Italy

  2005 BA in Illustration, European Institute of Design (IED), MIlano, Italy

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  2018 PARATISSIMA ART FAIR, Caserma La Marmora, Torino, Italy

  2017 The 11th INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS COMPETITION, International Ceramics Festival MINO, Japan

  2017 JINGPIAO - A city in dialogue with the world - Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen, China

  2016 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST INTER-LOCAL WORKSHOP FINAL EXHIBITION, Icheon Ceramics Festival, Icheon, South Korea

  2016 MILANO MAKERS, Salone del Mobile di Milano, Evento Fuorisalone, Milan Design Week, Milano, Italy

  2016 MADEINBRITALY, British/Italian Art & Craft Gallery, London , UK

  2016 KEEP IT UNREAL - The Ceramic Movie, MIC Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy

  2015 FAIENCE AU XXI siècle, ARGILLA' INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC FAIR, Aubagne, France

  2014 DULCISSIMA GENS MANFREDA (permanent installation), Biblioteca Manfrediana, Faenza, Italy

  2013 COLLECT, ceramiche contamporanee di Faenza, Galleria Comunale d’Arte, Faenza, Italy

  2012 PERSONAL EFFECTSONSALE, Padiglione Esprit Nouveau, Bologna, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  2018 I'M NOT A CERAMIST, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy

  2017 NO FLOWERS UNTIL I'M DEAD, Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue, Jingdezhen, China

  2014 CIAO NOIA, Galleria Comunale d'Arte, Faenza, Italy

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

  2018 INTER-LOCAL ARTIST WORKSHOP, 32nd Ceramics Festival Icheon, South Korea

  2017 Honorable mention for the ANOTHER FUCKING BLUE AND WHITE VASE, 11th INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS COMPETITION MINO, Japan

  2016 - 2017 Invited artist in residency at the JINGDEZHEN INTERNATIONAL STUDIO, Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue, Jingdezhen, China

  2016 INTER-LOCAL ARTIST WORKSHOP, 30th Ceramics Festival Icheon, South Korea

  2016 VIDEOART special award for KEEP IT UNREAL - The Ceramic Movie, VIDEOFRECCIA VIDEO CONTEST, Molinella, Italy

  2014 50TH INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC AND SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM, Bolesliawiec, Poland

  2013 Invited artist for IV LAND ART AL FURLO | CASA DEGLI ARTISTI, Parco Museo Sant'Anna del Furlo, Italy

  2012 Land Art Residency POESIA DELLA MATERIA, Ascoli Piceno, Italy

PUBLICATIONS

  2018 I'M NOT A CERAMIST, solo show Catalogue, Museo Carlo Zauli, MCZ Edizioni, Italy

  2017 JINGPIAO - A city in dialogue with the world, exhibition catalogue, Jingdezhen, China

  2017 The 11th INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS COMPETITION MINO, exhibition catalogue, Japan

  2016 Art Reveal Online Magazine, www.artreveal.com, Finland

  2014 50th INT.SYMPOSIUM Ceramic & Sculpture, Boleslawiec, Artists in Residency Catalogue, Poland

  2014 Parco Museo Sant'Anna del Furlo / Land Art tra Conservazione e Restauro _ ARAS Edizioni, Italy

  2013 COLLECT / Opere contemporanee in ceramica di Faenza, Italy

  2012 personaleffectsonsale _ Exhibition Catalogue, DANILO MONTANARI EDITORE, Italy

  2012 Poesia della Materia – Residenza d'arte ambientale, Colle San Marco, Italy