Angelina Gualdoni begins her paintings by pouring directly onto the canvas. This drawing via liquid creates a capricious and unpredictable ground and forms the basis of her paintings, both in terms of material and narrative. Structures build on the outlines of the stains, leap out against watery passages, or simply follow the odd paths that the liquid has chosen to flow. Constant tensions of emptiness and being, object and field, movement and stasis permeate her work. Gualdoni's earlier series investigated failed utopias of Modern architecture, and her current work extracts the essence of this decay by leaving the viewer to question what is coming into being and what is falling apart.
Angelina Gualdoni earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design. She has had select solo exhibitions at Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, MOCA Chicago, and the St. Louis Art Museum. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, the Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, among others. She is the recipient of NYFA, MacDowell, Artadia and Pollock-Krasner grants and fellowships. Gualdoni’s work can be found in public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Saatchi Collection, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Kansas.