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Iole Alessandrini

County: King County




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Iole Alessandrini is an artist and architect. She is a native of Italy living in Seattle since 1994. Her work combines the singularity of art with the social pragmatism of architecture. She designed her first Laser-Plane during a residency at BAM (2000) in collaboration with optical-engineer Ed Mannery. In 2007 she installed Greener featuring a laser-installation over 25,000 square feet of grass at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant (2002), Betty Bowen Award (2000) and Civita Institute Fellowship (1996). She is currently Artist-in-Residence at MetrixCreates:Space working on 3D-printing and laser-cutting technologies.

Iole received a 2014 GAP to frame five prints for a solo show at Seattle’s SOIL Gallery in Summer 2015. The prints, entitled Le Stanze (Italian for Rooms), were created at a residency at La Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. In addition, the GAP will cover costs to print exhibition cards for promotion of free public workshops at SOIL gallery and teachings at Gage Academy in Seattle in January 2015.

Iole also received a 2000 Artist Trust Fellowship.

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