“I wanted to portray the violent transformation of nature in the European periphery. I have experienced that the concept of wilderness, and virgin land untouched by humans, has disintegrated.” –Helene Schmitz
After graduating from Art Institute of Lecce with the highest marks and a training at school of R. Ranieri of Deruta (Perugia) in 2006, she starts the painting course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome with the artist Notargiacomo Gianfranco.
In 2009 she attends the “Marmara Universitesi”, the university of Fine Arts of Istanbul, Turkey, where she works in the fifth edition of “Triennale” surrounded by students, academics and artists coming from all over the world. She takes also part in a collective exhibition “Hammam Project” with other young local and international artists.
During this period she experiences in her artworks the simplicity or the extravagance of her characters’ bodies through the use of paper, collage and acrylic.
In 2010 she graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome with honours.
She wins a special mention award delivered by Vittorio Sgarbi in the X National Prize of Arts in Bari and the award “Rock the Academy” in the event “The others” in Turin.
In 2014 she graduates with honours in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce with her mentor, prof. Antonio Basile, where she receives the First Prize for the 70° anniversary of CGIL.
During this year she takes part in the European project “Eurovision” with Nicolai Ciannamea e Santa Mastro which will allow her a light residence in Cetinje (Montenegro).
In July 2015 will be published the third volume of Traffici d’ Artista “Did you see anybody” by the publisher Edizioni Esperidi.
From 15 December 2016 to 15 January 2017 she participated in a collective exhibition for the project “Case Chiuse” to enhance the historic buildings of Copertino (LE).
In July 2017 she participated in a collective exhibition of women to celebrate Frida Kahlo.