Aurora Pellizzi currently lives and works in Mexico City. Daughter of anthropologists, she was born in 1983 in Mexico City and grew up between New York and Cuernavaca. She studied art at Cooper Union School (BFA, 2010) and art history at New York University (BA, 2005).
Pellizzi’s work combines formal precepts of painting and sculpture with craft techniques. Her practice is informed by pre-industrial textile processes and materials, from natural dyeing to back-strap loom weaving. Technical constraints give way to textural, dimensional shapes and forms. Fiber is used both as a pictorial field and as the embodiment of the subject it represents.
She has exhibited in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including exhibitions at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, the Museo de Arte Maya in Cancun, and at the Museo de Artes Populares of Mexico in Mexico City.
Her recent one and two person shows include Culebras with Jeff Marfa Gallery at Salon Acme in Mexico City (2023), Corpi a Galla / Cuerpos Flotantes at the Italian Cultural Institute in Mexico City (2022), El Deseo Aparece de Repente at Instituto de Visón Gallery in Bogota (2022), Focus: Aurora Pellizzi at Lisa Kandlhofer Gallery in Vienna (2022), Transfiguration at Canada Gallery in New York (2021) and Serpientes at l´Appartement 22 in Rabat, Morocco (2016). She has published two artist books Serpientes (2016) and Transfiguration (2021).
Pellizzi´s work has been featured and reviewed in Agenzia Ansa, Art Net News, Art & Object, The Art Newspaper, Art Observed, Art Review, Blouin Art Info, Coolhunting, Coolhunter Mx, Dazed Digital, Espoarte, Exibart, Glocal Design Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Hyperallergic, la Jornada de Morelos, Local MX, Purple Magazine, La Razón, Reforma Newspaper, el Sol de Cuernavaca, Terremoto Magazine, El Universal Newspaper, and on the cover of U: magazine published by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).