Sabrina Puppin

Sabrina Puppin’s work uses colors and shapes to test the limits of reality and our perception of reality. It is an investigation of the observation and the distorted perception she has of reality. The severe distortions and the abstract nature of the work create room for multiple interpretations of our observation of reality. The world as seen and known begins to dematerialize and the underlying spatial relationships disappear. Reality and perception being two sides of the same coin in the way they interweave and coexist; as perception arises uniquely for each individual who is observing part of reality. The artwork displays a strong and experimental nature in terms of the use of color and form, dematerializing the known object-based world. As a choreographer, Puppin organizes color’s movement within space. The space’s proportions as a stage frame the action of color in a very unique and unexpected way, amplifying or shrinking different aspects of the painting.
Sabrina Puppin is an internationally exhibited visual artist. Her participations and exhibitions include solo show at Fire Station, Qatar Museums in Doha, Qatar, Satellite Art Show in Miami, SHIM Gallery and Cluster Gallery in New York, Gorohavaya 6 Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and galleries and museums in Germany, China, India and USA. Her work was selected by the curators at Whitney Museum, New York and Museum of Modern Art, New York to be included in 2 shows at BWAC, New York. Additionally, she has exhibited twice at the Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s government-run national academy of fine art. Her work is held in collections in Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Qatar, Russia, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.
Sabrina Puppin was awarded two residencies from Turquoise Mountain’s Institute in Afghanistan. She developed and was central to the arts programming at the Institute. The programs encompass the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA) in Kabul, where she led artist workshops and served as mentor to the region’s artists. Sabrina Puppin was selected as artist in residence at the Qatar pavillon at the Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy.
Italian artist Sabrina Puppin works and lives between Doha and New York City. She obtained a B.A. in art history and studio art, as well as an M.A. in art history and anthropology at the Norwich University/Vermont College in Montpelier, VT. She went on to obtain a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies, specializing in Contemporary African Art studies from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, OH, and an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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