Overview

[Art] provided a lifeline and purpose at a moment when she had begun to neglect her education and act out, in part due to the frustration of hiding her queer sexual identity during her catholic upbringing. 

Lucia Ferrari is an Italian artist raised in North London. While her working-class environment did not provide many opportunities to forge a path in art, she found a love for literature, history, and the arts in her school art classes; they provided a lifeline and purpose at a moment when she had begun to neglect her education and act out, in part due to the frustration of hiding her queer sexual identity during her catholic upbringing. 

 

Now, having pursued her artistic practice, Ferrari recreates theatrical scenes from past memories, distorted through imagination and nostalgia. Her visual narratives continuously touch on her female queer identity and religious background, which can be found in the composition and subject matter within her works.

Works
  • Lucia Ferrari, DRINKING VESSEL, 2020
  • Lucia Ferrari, GENUFLECT, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    GENUFLECT, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, chalk on paper
    59 x 15 cm
  • Lucia Ferrari, GOSPELS CHOIR, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    GOSPELS CHOIR, 2020
    Lino print
    A4
    Edition of 10
  • Lucia Ferrari, GOSPELS CHOIR 2, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    GOSPELS CHOIR 2, 2020
    Lino print
    20 x 11 cm
    Edition of 10
  • Lucia Ferrari, PSALMS, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    PSALMS, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, chalk on paper
    A4
  • Lucia Ferrari, ROSES ON A VINE, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    ROSES ON A VINE, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, chalk on paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Lucia Ferrari, SING IT IN THE VALLEYS, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    SING IT IN THE VALLEYS, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, chalk on paper
    59 x 15 cm
  • Lucia Ferrari, SON OF A PREACHER MAN, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    SON OF A PREACHER MAN, 2020
    Oil, chalk on paper
    A4
  • Lucia Ferrari, SOULS ANCHORED, 2020
  • Lucia Ferrari, Tabernacle, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    Tabernacle, 2020
    Lino print
    A4
    Edition of 10
  • Lucia Ferrari, THE BLESSING, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    THE BLESSING, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, chalk on paper
    59 x 15cm
  • Lucia Ferrari, TODAY'S FAMILY PORTRAIT, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    TODAY'S FAMILY PORTRAIT, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, chalk on paper
    A4
  • Lucia Ferrari, TWO WHITE HORSES, 2020
    Lucia Ferrari
    TWO WHITE HORSES, 2020
    Oil, acrylic. chalk on paper
    59 x 15 cm
Press
Exhibitions