Calligraphy exhibition, "Il Testo e'Mio", now in the Lunder atrium featuring Italian artist Monica Dengo.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
“I believe in writing by hand as a powerful means of expression of our humanity and see the act of writing as an act of marking our existence, a gesture that has deep meaning in itself and not only in connection with the verbal message that it carries."
As an artist and calligrapher, Monica Dengo explores the poetics of written spaces. This exhibition from Italy presents scrolls, works on paper, and hand made books created by Dengo and her colleagues.
Water, 200950 x 70 cmSumi ink on Italian Magnani paper
Monica studied graphic design in Venice, Italy and London, England. In London she studied calligraphy and bookbinding at the Roehampton Institute (1991-1992) with Gaynor Goffe and Ewan Clayton. In 1993 she moved to San Francisco and spent three years studying manuscript production techniques, illumination, design, and the history of lettering with Thomas Ingmire. She also studied figure drawing with Eleanor Dickinson. The San Francisco Art Institute Library, the Correr Museum and Marciana libraries in Venice were also a part in her independent studies. In 2012 she was artist-in-residence for two months at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice.
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