Isabella Nazzarri (b. 1987 in Livorno, Italy)

Lives and works in Milan

Her practice is focused on painting as a daily gesture and essential, but at the same time always projected towards an elsewhere romantic and desired. Through a slow process of choice, she attempt to give life to my personal epiphanies of travel.

Through travel and observation, Isabella Nazzarri produce a personal photo archive of the places she visit and then develop them into paintings through a practice that slowly moves away from photographic reality to reach the magmatic nature of the material. 

Her favorite subject is nature, in the completeness of its elements: visions where water merges with earth and air with fire, looking for that primordial vital energy that began the birth of the world.

Hers is a symbolic painting. The colors that The artist choose to use are always symbolic of what they mean. Paintings always begin with a dark background, then the colors become lighter and more vivid, and as the light advances, the figurative image gives way to a luminous vision, with undefined contours, where the color is never static nor is the form fixed. A scenario between here and a dreamed elsewhere.


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Daily gestures, online exhibition on Artnet curated by Donna Leatherman LLC, New york


Pitture necessarie for Supergiovane, text by Mattia Lapperier, Mac Mahon 49, Milano


Paesaggi Liquidi, art residency final exhibition curated by Arianna Baldoni, Palazzo Appiani, Piombino, IT

Astrazioni terrestri,  Nazzarri – Zanet, Cattedrale Immaginata of Modena, curated by Giacomo Recalcati, Modena , IT


Fractalia, Circoloquadro, curated by Arianna Beretta, Milan, IT

Interferenze, Monopoli Gallery, curated by Arianna Baldoni, Milan, IT

Not Provisional – Isabella Nazzarri Viviana Valla, Fondazione Luigi Di Sarro, text by Ivan Quaroni, Rome, IT


Clinamen, ABC-ARTE Gallery, curated by Daniele Capra with a critical contribution by Leonardo Caffo, Genoa, IT

Contemporary Patterns – Isabella Nazzarri Enrica Borghi, Opere Scelte Gallery, curated by Roberto Mastroianni, Turin, IT


Mixeté, curated by Angela Ghezzi, Theodora Galérie, Paris, FR

Vita delle forme, C2 Contemporanea, curated by Ivan Quaroni, Florence. A project in collaboration with ABC-ARTE of Genoa, IT

Albedo, Orizzonti Arte, curated by Gabriella Damiani, Valentina Bonomonte and Emanuela Romano, Ostuni, IT

Life on Mars, Circoloquadro, curated by I. Quaroni, Milan, IT


Rooms, Aus Galerie, curated by G. Capurso and S. Guarda, Latina, IT



Oltre Orizzonte, curated by Vanni Cuoghi, Tito Balestra Foundation, Longiano, Italy


Rejuvenation – A study of light (online exhibition) curated by Kensu Oteng,

Nulla dies sine linea for The Others Art Fair, Supergiovane, Turin


Sistemica, statement group show with a text written by the artists, SpazioCavo, Milan

TUTTIFRUTTI, Supergiovane project group show with a text by Giuseppe Frangi, La Stecca3.0, Milan

IseoInstalla – Festival dei Laghi 2019, promoted by Fondazione Arsenale, Iseo

Cipmo per L’Arte, benific auction curated by Gloria Gatti, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica, Milano


Graffiare il presente, curated by Daniele Capra and Giuseppe Frangi, Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, IT

19° Premio Cairo, finalist’s group show, Palazzo Reale, Milano, IT


Dinamica – Italian and Japanese post-war art, Alon Kazaim Fine Art, London

Cittadella dell’Arte, curated by Rossella Farinotti, Cittadella degli Archivi di Milano

Capriole, text by Arianna Beretta, LABO for Studi Festival, MIlan, IT

Paesaggio futurocurated by Opere Scelte Gallery, Banca Finanza e Futuro (Gruppo Deutsche Bank), Milan, IT

Contemporary 01, curated by Sharing Gallery Network, Palace Barbaroux 43, Turin, IT


Women in Art, curated by Gabriele Turola, Mazzacurati Fine Art, Ferrara, IT

Principio Di Indeterminazione, curated by I. Quaroni, ABC-ARTE, Genoa, IT

Modus Operandi, curated by Elena Vaninetti and T14 Contemporary, Spazio Ex

Fornace, Milan, IT 

No Place, curated by di A. Cavenago ed E. Cristini, Fombio Castle, Fombio, IT

Turn On, LABO, curated by Punto per l’Arte, Studi Festival, Milan, IT

Dentro, curated by A. Ingraiti for Studi Festival, Frameworks’s Studio of Offcina del Colore, Milan, IT


PanoRama – Una Mostra Diffusa, Opere Scelte Gallery, Turin, IT

Imaginary Landscape, curated by G. Pisapia and A. Poggianti, Offcina Giovani for U35, Geographies of emerging art in Tuscany promoted by Luigi Pecci Center of Contemporary Art, Prato, IT

Combat Prize (fnalist), curated by A. Bruciati, G. Fattori Museum, Ex Granai di Villa Mimbelli, Livorno, IT


New Italian Painting, curated by E. Cannaviello, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, DE

Nuova Pittura Italiana, curated by E. Cannaviello, Spazio Soderini of Province of Milan, Milan, IT

Sto Disegnando!!!, a Michael Rotondi project curated by A. Urso, Gallery V9, Warsaw, PL

Nuova Pittura Italiana, curated by E. Cannaviello, Parabrod Cultural Center, Belgrad, SRB

Nuova Pittura Italiana, curated by E. Cannaviello, Fàbrica Braco de Prata, Lisboa, P

Nuova Pittura Italiana, curated by M. Scaramellini and E. Cannaviello, Interno18 Gallery, Cremona, IT


Surfacing, works of emerging artists from Uk and Italy, Griffin Prize (1° Prize), curated by R. Pelly Fry e Liane Lang, The Griffin Gallery, London, UK

Griffin Prize (finalist), curated by I.Quaroni, Arte Accessibile Fair, Milan, IT

Carta Canta, curated by R. Fantoni, Colombo Contemporary Art, Milan, IT

Postqards, curated by M. Cereda, Circoloquadro, Milan, IT

Panorama, curated by A. Beretta, Circoloquadro, Milan, IT

Last Young, curated by A. Baldoni, Rossella Farinotti and Lorenzo Respi, Villa Brivio, Nova Milanese, IT

Writing the distance, curated by D. Rocca, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, IT


Sto Disegnando!!!, curated by A. Beretta and M. Cereda, Circoloquadro, Milan, IT

Christmas Fantasy, curated by R. Fantoni, Colombo Contemporary Art, Milan, IT 2011

Sul disegnare, curated by L. Bruni, Via Nuova Contemporary Art, Florence, IT

Ninfee, curated by C. Olivieri, Medici Fortress, Livorno, IT



ArtVerona, Milan

Wop Art, Lugano

Arte Fiera, Bologna

Arte Genova, Genova

Salon Ddessin , Paris


Wop Art Fair, Lugano

Art Montecarlo, Monaco

Art Paris, Paris

Arte Genova, Genova


Wopart Fair, Lugano, ABC- ARTE

ArtVerona, Verona, ABC-ARTE

Kunst Zurich, Zurich, ABC-ARTE


Fiera Arte Accessibile, Milano, Griffin Gallery


Cairo Prize (finalist), Royal Palace of Milan,(2018) IT

Griffn Prize (winner), The Griffn Gallery, curated by I. Quaroni, R. Pelly Fry e L. Lang, London, ( 2014), UK

Combat Prize (finalist) curated by A. Bruciati, Museo Fattori, Livorno, (2015), IT


Sto Disegnando!!!, exhibition’s catalogue, texts by M. Cereda and A. Beretta, Bevivino Edition, 2011

Arte che aiuta i bambini, Benefc Auction’s catalogue curated by Abn Onlus and Fata Onlus, 2012

Writing the distance, exhibition’s catalogue curated by Spazio Oberdan, texts by Donatella Rocca, 2012

Panorama, exhibition’s catalogue curated by A. Beretta, texts by V. Cuoghi, M.Rotondi, G. Sale, Pastorello and M. Dalla Pola, 2013

Last Young, Under 35 in Italy, exhibition’s catalogue curated by A. Baldoni, L. Respi and R. Farinotti, 2013

Griffn Prize, exhibition’s catalogue curated by Windsor and Newton, Conté à Paris and Liquitex, texts by I. Quaroni, 2013

Nuova Pittura Italiana, exhibition’s catalogue curated by E. Cannaviello, texts by M. Scaramellini, 2014

Tuscany Contemporary Art / Artists in Tuscany Vol. I – 2015, publishing realization by W. Farnesi, Wfedizioni – Synersea, 2015

Combat Prize 2015, finalist’s catalogue curated by Paolo Batoni, texts by A. Bruciati, Sillabe Editore, 2015

Life on Mars, exhibition’s catalogue curated by Circoloquadro, texts by I.Quaroni, 2016

Principio di indeterminazione, exhibition’s catalogue curated by ABC-ARTE, texts by Ivan Quaroni, 2016

Vita delle forme, exhibition’s catalogue curated by ABC-ARTE, texts by Ivan Quaroni, 2016

Paesaggio Futuro, exhibition’s catalogue curated by Opere Scelte, edited by Finanaza e Futuro Bank, Deutsche Bank gruoup, 2017

Women in art, exhibition’s catalogue edited by Mazzacurati Fine Art, text by Gabriele Turola, 2017

Clinamen, exhibition’s catalogue edited by  ABC-ARTE, texts by Daniele Capra with a critical contribution by Leonardo Caffo, 2017

19° Cairo Prize, finalist’s catalogue edited by Cairo Editore, 2018

Graffiare il presente, exhibiton catalogue curated by Daniele Capra and Giuseppe Frangi, Casa Testori editions, 2019

Benefic Auction “Mediterraneo, oltre i muri della mente”, promoted by Cipmo and Sotheby’s, Moretti e Vitali editions, 2019.

Pitture necessarie, exhibition’s catalogue curated by Supergiovane, design by Matteo Riva, 2021

Secondo Orizzonte, exhibiton’s catalogue curated by Fondazione Balestra, 2022