Francesca Bifulco is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist from Pæstum, Southern Italy. Bifulco’s distinctive line work channels a graphical quality through her primary medium of painting, crafting a personal language that carries through large-scale canvases, textural burnt wood compositions and multidimensional installations. Bifulco’s subjects have spanned from crowds and the force of their plurality, to individuals affected by social media culture, to men playing cards in a conflicted and underrepresented neighborhood of Naples, Italy. In her current works she processes the effects of personal loss through preservation of memory, delves into the sociopolitical awakening in the US, and celebrates an iconic symbol of her adoptive city of Los Angeles. Her approach to the different narratives is permeated with an anthropological perspective essential to her overall creative process. Bifulco is a member of the multidisciplinary artist duo, Card 0 Collectiveand the LA based-women lead IAC (Immersive Art Collective), a coalition that empowers disadvantaged youth through creative outlets. 

Her studio is located in the Lincoln Heights area of Downtown Los Angeles. 

 

Education

2007-2011 Academy of Fine Arts, BA, Visual and Performing Arts, Rome

Group Exhibitions

2022 Bermudez Projects, "Spaceland VI: Requiem", Los Angeles ON VIEW NOW

2022 Bermudez Projects, "Fast Forward: The Future Is Equal", Los Angeles

2022 Bermudez Projects, "Fast Forward: The Future Is Female", Los Angeles

2021 LAST Projects, “Supermoon 8” curated by Liz Walsh, Los Angeles

2020 MOZAIK Philantropy (virtual exhibition), “The creative reimagining”, Los Angeles

2020 Stay Gallery (virtual exhibition), “Human”, Downey

2020 LAST Projects, “Supermoon 3” curated by Liz Walsh, Los Angeles

2017 Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

2016 LAMAG Gallery, “Play” Los Angeles

2014 WAAS Gallery “Pop Up” Dallas

2014 JNA Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

2013 Associazione Heart “Atmosfere” Vimercate, Italy

2013 JNA Gallery “Bergamot Station 19th Anniversary Show" Santa Monica

2013 Villa Filippini “Tracce di Contemporaneo” Besana Brianza, Italy

2013 Zona Rossa “I Cantieri Dell'Immaginario” L’Aquila, Italy

2013 CHURCH “Trusted with Altars” Los Angeles

2012 WAAS Gallery “Limbo” curated by Aja Milan Martin, Dallas

2012 Roppongi 605 Project Space by Gallery Lara, “HIBI”, Tokyo

2012 ADC Gallery “People: Multitude-Solitude” curated by Anna Dusi, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ZJU Theater "Forcella Reigns: The Men Who Play Cards", Los Angeles 

2015 WAAS Gallery “Inside Out Of Touch” Dallas

Grants/Awards

2021 MOZAIK Flow Funders in the Arts, juror 

2020 MOZAIK Future Art Award and Honorarium

2016 LAMAG Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, "Play" Second Place, City of Los Angeles juried group exhibition

Print Media

2020 Roberto Croci, "Le vite dei neri contano, lo dicono gli art-ivisti", Il Venerdì - La Repubblica

2018 Shana Nys Dambrot, "The Italian Experience", Go LA , LA Weekly 

 

Web Publications

2021 Shoutout LA, "Meet Francesca Bifulco, Local Stories

https://shoutoutla.com/meet-francesca-bifulco-visual-artist/

2019 VoyageLA, "Meet Francesca Bifulco and Alex Schetter", Thought-Provokers series

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-francesca-alex-bifulco-schetter/

 

2018 Hoyt Hilsman, "Forcella Reigns: The Men Who Play Cards" Review, Art/Medium, Riot Material

https://www.riotmaterial.com/forcella-reigns-men-play-cards/

 

2018 No Proscenium, Everything Immersive

https://noproscenium.com/la-forcella-reigns-the-men-who-play-cards-remount-634b9e9d697e

 

2018 NoHo Arts District, "Naples Comes to NoHo"

http://nohoartsdistrict.com/north-hollywood-news-noho/item/5927-naples-comes-to-noho

 

2018 Shana Nys Dambrot, Storytelling, "Artist Francesca Bifulco Evokes Napoli in NoHo", LA Weekly

https://www.laweekly.com/arts/artist-francesca-bifulco-evokes-napoli-in-noho-9391031

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