Tracciamenti is the screen name of a 47-year old artist who lives in Italy. She is an architect by training, but hasn’t worked as an architect since she was 20. In her twenties and thirties, she lived in Venice, where she attended university and worked as a graphic designer and as a freelance tableware designer for several Italian companies. For a short period, she also worked as a fashion designer in Milano, interrupting her studies briefly. She has studied and worked in several foreign cities (New York City, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, and in Guatemala). In 2003, she moved to a city in the north of Italy, where she teaches at a public school.
“In the last two years, I have mainly worked with dresses as a subject, but have avoided using fashion as a reference. I always try to express something directly from my personal condition or am inspired by what I see and read. I often use pieces of poems and sentences that I take from essays – I can hardly imagine my visual works separated from the importance of words. The dresses in my artworks are intended as a structure and a vehicle for different kinds of verity, even if this important concept (verity) sounds so big and distant when compared to my drawings! The final goal is to make people think about something that is not directly connected with dresses themselves – rather with peculiar aspects of the human condition.”