Bio

Hi, my name is Paola Machetta. I like to draw portraits, to photograph natural macros and to use them for abstract compositions. In the last years I discovered modern patchwork and improvisation as an expressive mean and now, the more I explore it, the more I’m fond of it!

I’ve recently co-created with Giovanna Nicolai and Carla Beretta Quilt Improv Studio, a project that aims to connect improv quilters and to have fun together.

Exhibits

Current exhibitions

  • DOPPIO TRASPORTO (walking on fabric fields), excerpt from solo gallery – Modern Patchwork – Patchworkvictim, Trieste. open since September 2019

Solo and two-persons exhibitions

  • 2020 TAGLIAMENTO KING OF RIVERS, Modern Patchwork and photography – L’atelier dell’arte, Trieste
  • 2019 DOPPIO TRASPORTO (walking on fabric fields) – Modern Patchwork – L’atelier dell’arte, Trieste
  • 2011 RITRATTI (portraits) – Drawing – Deja concert, Bergamas Theatre, Gradisca d’Isonzo
  • 2010 RITRATTI (portraits) – Drawing – Deja concert, Cona Island
  • 2008 SGUARDI DA QUA (water gaze) – Photography – with Emilio Rigatti. Atelier della Casa, Trieste
  • 2006 FLOREAL – Photography – Atelier della Casa, Trieste
  • 2005 NUTRIZIONE COSCIENTE (awareness in nutrition) – Photography – pictures from the book by Nevio Sgherla, Trieste
  • 2000 FRUTTA FIORI E VECCHI MERLETTI (flower, fruits and embroidery) – Photography – APT, Trieste

Group exhibitions

  • 2020 BEYOND THE FESTIVAL OF QUILTS – category Contemporary Quilts – virtual competition – Birmingham
  • 2019 INDIGO… IL COLORE DEI SOGNI (Indigo… color of dreams) – Modern Patchwork – Abilmente, Vicenza
  • 2017 TRATTO, RITRATTO E ASTRATTO (sign, portrait and abstraction) – Drawing – L’atelier dell’arte, Trieste
  • 2012 MERCATINO DI NATALE (December art market) – Drawing – showroom Spazioviadellatesa, Trieste
  • 2011 IMMAGINI, PENSIERI POETICI E FILOSOFICI (images, poetry and philosophy) – Drawing – Etnographic Museum, Trebiciano, Trieste
  • 2008 SHO-TS – Photography – Music House, Trieste
  • 2001 TRIESTE NEL BLU (Blue colors in Trieste city) – Photography – Photo contest, Trieste
  • 2000 TRIESTE IN PALIO (Trieste challenge) – Photography – Ex-tempore, Hortis square, Trieste
  • 2000 TRIESTE NEL BLU – (Blue colors in Trieste city) – Photography – Photo contest, Trieste
  • 2000 GLI AMMUTINATI (The mutiny artist) – Photography – Miela Teatre, Trieste
  • 1998 TROFEO ART GALLERY 2 (Art gallery trophy) – Photography – APT, Sistiana. My photo has received a recognition in the section “graphics”
  • 1998 TRIESTE NEL BLU (Blue colors in Trieste city) – Photography – Photo contest, Trieste
  • 1997 CANI, GATTI & COMPANY (cats, dogs and friends) – Photography – Photo contest by Trieste city Photo club

Science communication project – NANOWORLD

  • 2005 BEJOND THE THRESHOLD OF THE VISIBLE – Photography – Pordenone
  • 2005 BEJOND THE THRESHOLD OF THE VISIBLE – Photography – Science Festival, Genova
  • 2004 SCIENCE FESTIVAL – Photography – Genova
  • 2003 SCIENCE FESTIVAL – Photography – Genova
  • 2003 EURONANOFORUM – Photography – international Congress on nanotechnology, Trieste
  • 2002 INFM MEETING – Photography – Phisics of Matter National Congress – Bari
  • 2001 “3000” – Photography – Il Giulia – Trieste
  • 2001 “3000” – Photography – Trieste University – Trieste

Commissioned work

  • 2009 illustrations for the book “MINIMA NATATORIA” (swimming stories) by Franco Machetta – Photography
  • 2008 illustrations for the book “STORIA DI LILLA E ALTRI ANIMALI” (cats and dog stories) by Franco Machetta – Drawing
  • 2006 illustrations for the book “ALIMENTAZIONE NATURALE TRA SOGNO E REALTA’” (natural food, dream and reality) by Nevio and Franca Sgherla, Settimocielo Editions – Photography
  • 2005 illustrations for the book “NUTRIZIONE COSCIENTE” (awareness in nutrition) by Nevio Sgherla, Settimocielo Editions – Photography
  • 2011 CD cover and illustrations for music album LAILA by Deja, produced by Acoustic Music Records – Drawing

Education

Memberships

Modern Quilt Guild individual member since 2019

Local Patchwork guild “Biechi Mati“, Trieste

Featured work

“Dam” has been selected by Curated Quilts for re-post in their Instagram feed

“Sand” has been featured, together with other works of mine, by Carolina Oneto, in her Instagram post part of a series dedicated to modern quilters.

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