Irene Maria Marchegiani 

was born in Milano on 13th of November 1970.
She graduates at the Academy of Art of Brera-Milano, painting section, with the degree 
of 110 cum laude in the academic year 1992-93.
In the same year she attempts to a summer stage at the Fondazione Ratti-Como, 
organized by the artists F.Somaini and G.Collina, with 
the Spanish artists A.Lopez Garcia and A.Saura as invited professors.1993 
group show at the gallery Ruggerini e Zonca, Milano.
In the years '94-'96 she is assistant of the painter A.Damioli.
Since '93 she applies at different techniques: xylography, collage on different supports; 
at the beginning of '96 she starts with the drawing on 
tissues with the "Batik" technique, making big tapestries.Since '97 she has started 
a working friendship with the German painter Klaus Karl Mehrkens.
1998 group show at the gallery L'Affiche-Milano. In the same year some of hers 
Batik composition are bought for the collection of the MART museum 
(Museum of Modern Art of Trento and Rovereto).Since June 1998 she 
concentrate only on painting (acrylic and oil on canvas).
She works and lives in Milano.

Solo shows:
2005-"Parole al vento", June 1-September 15 2005, Istituto Italiano di Cultura
di Brussels, Belgium.(sponsored by BTicino)
2004-"Paintings, 1999-2003", May 1-30 2004, Moscow Museum of Modern Art,
Petrovka 25-Moscow, Russian Federation (sponsored by BancaIntesa)
2001-Details, architecture studio Risari-Strada, Milano,Italy
2000-Teli-Arazzi, show room Fantoni, Milano, Italy
1999-Domus, spazio Domus, Trento, Italy; curator: G.Belli, Italy

Group shows:
-Premio Cittŕ di Busto Arsizio-Fondazione Bandera, Va, December 15th-
January 30th 2005
2004-Art helps life, 7.3-28.3.04, Gipsoteca Canoviana, Possagno-Tv, Italy.
-Art-Salon 2004, Central Palace of The Painter, 19.3-28.3.04, 
Moscow, Russian Federation.
2003-The cat-in between reality and subconscious-Centro d'Arte Torre Strozzi, Pg., 6.4-4.5-03
- International Joung European Art Prix-Pavia, 20.9-22.10.2003, Castello
2002-The ritual of Coffee, D'Ars and Crestanello, Crestanello Café, 
5th Avenue, New York, 26.3-26.6, USA
Italian Consolate,S.Francisco, 1.7-20.9, USA
Italian Institute of Culture-Berlino, 23.6-23.7.2003,Germany- curator: D'Ars-Milano.
-Bled International Art Award-2002,1.6-31,7.02, Ljubliana-Slovenia. 
-Premio C.Dalla Zorza, finalista, galleria Ponte Rosso, Milano,Italy
2001-1st International Joung European Art Prix-Pavia; she wins first prize.
Curators:R.Bossaglia,F.Gualdoni, E.Pontiggia.
-Joung Artists in Florence, Contemporary Art Museum of Palazzo delle Papesse,
Siena, Italy,curator: Sergio Risaliti.
1998-Alla Faccia, gallery L'Affiche, Milano.
-Arte Sella, MART (Museum of Modern Art of Trento and Rovereto); curator:
Gabriella Belli.
1993-Foundation Ratti-Como, Italy; curators: F.Somaini and G.Collina.
-Salon Primo, gallery Ruggerini and Zonca, Milano; curators:Tommaso Trini, Elisabetta 
Longari, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio.

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