Simona Rinciari

“Terra Preziosa”, Antiquarium Museum, curated by Cinzia Verni, Corciano, Perugia, 2018

“Naturalia”. Homi, Milan, 2018, curated by Homi fashion lab; Palazzo Reale, Milan 2018

“Oliva Domestica”. Micchi Minuti architects Collection, Casedelrio . Perugia 2017

“Tra l’orto e la cucina in una giornata di Sole” .  Checcoli Collection.  Bologna 2017

“ Canto per una Rosa”. Villa Fidelia, Spello Perugia 2017

“Viriditas”.   Gallery Augeo Art Space, Rimini 2016/2017

“Walking Treasures-Tesori da passeggio”. Esh Gallery. Milan 2016/2017

“Green soul jewel”. Inedita Dimora, Santarcangelo di Romagna 2016

“Vituzza mia”. Le Bolle di Nardini, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, 2015

“Vituzza mia”  Palazzo Roberti, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, 2015

“Vituzza mia” eatitaly 2014

“Verde brillante”. Palazzo Rasponi, Ravenna 2015

“Verde brillante”Casa Museo, Casteldelci, Rimini, 2014 curated by Luca Cesari

“Stramonio e Veda” Aboca – International Lectures on Nature and Human Ecology,  Sansepolcro, Arezzo 2010, curated by  Bruno d’Udine, text by Luca Cesari

“Stramonio e Veda” Museo Aboca, Sansepolcro Arezzo,curated by Aboca 2011 

“Stramonio e Veda” Italian Embassy in  Paris, Giornate Europee del Patrimonio, curated by the Caravan Serraglio, Parigi, 2011

“Natura e artificio”. Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Villa Henderson Livorno 2010

“Nel Bosco”. Spineto Abbey, Sarteano, Siena, 2010

“Piante Vagabonde”. Mo.C.A. Rome 2009

“Sfogliami e di gioie saziati”. MoC.A. Rome 2009

“Tentazioni del Cavolo”. Manifesta, La Stanza Segreta, Palazzo del Podestà, Rimini, 2008

“Gioiello Italiano Contemporaneo”curated by Alba Cappellieri,  Skira Catalogue, Palazzo Valmarana Braga, Vicenza; Castello Sforzesco, Milano; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlino; Fondazione Accorsi Torino, 2008

“Gioielli in Vegetale” Museo Tonino Guerra, Pennabilli, Rimini, 2008;

“Gioielli in Vegetale” Galleria Akim Künn, Berlin 2008

“Gioie dell’orto”. Spineto Abbey, Sarteano, Siena, Accademia Italiana della Cucina curated by Marilisa Cuccia, 2007

“Pomodori Ri-belli”. Libreria sull’isola , Stromboli, Messina, 2007

“Un gioiello a Tavola” Galleria Sinopia, Roma, 2007

“Un gioiello a Tavola”  Manifesta, La Stanza Segreta, Palazzo del Podestà Rimini 2007

“Un gioiello a Tavola” Palais des Congrès, Parigi 2007

“Un gioiello a Tavola” Scarti d’Autore, Spazio Etoile, Roma 2007

“Un gioiello a Tavola” Auditorium , curated by the Caravan Serraglio, Roma, 2007;

“Un gioiello a Tavola” ADNKRONOS, Palazzo dell’informazione, curated by the Caravan Serraglio, Roma 2007

“Il Sogno dell’albero rovesciato”. Caffè Letterario Assenzio, Rimini, 2006, curated by Alessandro Giovanardi and Luca Cesari, 2007

“Unicité” Superstudio Più, Milan, curated by the Caravan Serraglio, 2005

“Unicité” Adnkronos, Palazzo dell’informazione, Roma, 2005

“Unicité” Palazzo Medici Clarelli, Roma, 2005

“Unicité”. Libreria sull’isola, Stromboli, 2005

“Unicité”. Collegio Raffaello, Urbino, 2005

“Gioie dell’Alchimia“.  Adnkronos, Palazzo dell’informazione curated by theCaravan Serraglio, Roma, 2004

“Gioie dell’Alchimia“.Chiostro dei Teatini, Lecce, 2004

“Gioie dell’Alchimia“ Libreria sull’isola, Stromboli, 2004

“Gioie dell’Alchimia “12 RUE SAINT CLAUDE, Parigi, 2004

“Gioie della Terra” Sandro Chia Study, curated by the Caravan Serraglio, Roma, 2003

“Gioie della Terra”Tenuta Amalia, Villa Verucchio, 2003

“ Gioie dei Magi”. Tenuta Amalia, Villa Verucchio, Rimini, 2002

“Gioie Speziali”.  Tenuta Amalia, Villa Verucchio, Rimini, 2001

“Lumina: Gioie di Luce, con terra di Romagna, sabbia dell’Adriatico e cristalli di luce.”  Tenuta Amalia, Villa Verucchio, Rimini, 2000

“Le gioie di Arianna” Tenuta Amalia, Villa Verucchio, Rimini, 1999

Wrote about her: Gillo Dorfles, Luca Cesari, Tonino Guerra, Ugo Amati, Alessandro Giovanardi, Stefano Mancu

 

 

Gioiello italiano contemporaneo. Tecniche e materiali tra arte e design, A. Cappellieri ed. Skira, 2008

 

Simona Rinciari

The Alchemist Artist.

The wearable micro sculptures of Simona Rinciari are handmade with organic parts of the plant world: leaves, flowers, seeds, berries, they preserve colour, consistency and soul over time, embellished with gold, silver and brass.  Simona Rinciari uses a procedure unique in the world, to preserve the collected elements, patented by her by the name of petrification.

Harmoniously conjoint with the natural elements are precious metals such as 21 or 24 carat gold, silver and brass. In the past similar procedures have been studied by alchemists, scientists, physicians and naturalists interested in petrification, but they have always concealed the secrets of their studies. The process patented by the artist is similar to that of Girolamo Segato, (1792 – 1836) an Italian cartographer, naturalist and Egyptologist, who unlike others managed to preserve the epidermis, and the original colours.

Simona Rinciari, Sicilian by birth,  studied at Milan’s Scuola Superiore d’Arte Applicata of Castello Sforzesco Milan and at the Accademia Vetrinistica Italiana, and was assistant to the painter Nino Mustica. Among her passions are the history of religions and the American poet Ezra Pound, who was the subject of several of her works. Rinciari has also pursued philosophical studies, with a focus on Neoplatonism, as well as studies on the metamorphosis of plants and angel iconography.  In 2018 the works of the artist were included in the Naturalia exhibition, fashion jewellery for Italian fashion designers, stylists and designers who, from the 1950s up today, have been inspired by flora, fauna and the plant world. Exhibition on display at Homi and at Palazzo Reale in Milan. She is also active as a painter and has made installations, videos, and a documentary on psychiatry lmed at the Clinique de La Borde in France. Her works include: Angeli alla Riscossa, presented by Gillo Dorfes (Monastero Agostiniano – Verucchio 2005, Magazzini del sale – Cervia 2005, Abbazia di Spineto – Siena 2006, Museo di Castel Sant’Angelo – Rome 2006), Gemine Muse (Regional Museum of Messina 2002), La Conca del Tempio, Ezra Pound e Sigismondo Malatesta (Rocca Malatestiana – Monte ore Conca 2001), Bizantini e Bisontini (International Festival of Street Theatre – Santarcangelo 2000). The artist creates jewelry using an innovative technique that preserves the organic material (leaves, roots, fruits, owers) while allowing the wearer to have direct contact with it. Her jewelry has been exhibited in Europe, Japan and America. In 2008 Rinciari participated in the show Gioiello Italiano Contemporaneo, organized by Fiera di Vicenza and curated by Alba Cappellieri, Skira catalogue (Palazzo Valmarana Braga – Vicenza, Castello Sforzesco – Milan, Kunstgewerbemuseum – Berlin, and Fondazione Accorsi – Turin). Other exhibitions in which she has shown her jewelry include: Natura e arti cio (Museo di Storia naturale del Mediterraneo – Villa Henderson, Leghorn 2010), Piante vagabonde (Mo.C.A. – Rome 2009), Sfogliami e di gioie saziati (Mo.C.A. – Rome 2009), Gioielli in vegetale (Museo Tonino Guerra – Pennabilli 2008, Galerie Akim Künn – Berlin[??]), Gioie dell’orto (Siena 2007), Un gioiello a tavola (Galleria Sinopia – Rome, Palazzo dell’Arengario – Rimini 2007), Il sogno dell’albero rovesciato (Rimini 2006). Among those who have written about her work are: Gillo Dor es, Luca Cesari, Tonino Guerra, and Ugo Amati.