Carl D'Alvia

L’élaboration d'une fausse fourrure ou d'une peau sont des caractéristiques de la sculpture chez D’Alvia, qui rapproche sa production sculpturale de la forme ironique comme une performance minimaliste. La texture ainsi que l’homogénéité du pelage sont des comportements abstraits qui entrent en contradiction avec l'oeuvre, révélant à la fois leur expliciter narrative et leur comique noir.

A perturbing mixture of tenderness and irony permeates D’Alvia’s work, in which a minimalist gesture and a narrative approach converge, producing unusual, yet seductive sculptures and drawings. The synthesis of appearing and hiding gives place to paradoxical works: abstract and animal bodies are veiled, so that their identities can only be guessed and their dark comedy begins.






1965 Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States of America

     Lives and works in New York City and West Cornwall, CT.

2014 Ceci n'est pas une caisse, Gleichapel, Paris, France
2013 Mulherin+Pollard, Cyclops, New York, N.Y.
2011 Operaunica, Rome, Italy.
2009 Galerie Van Der Stegen, Cryhappy, Paris, France.
2008 Derek Eller Gallery, Sculpture, New York, N.Y.
2007 g-module, Natura Artis Magistra, Paris, France.
2006 Derek Eller Gallery, Project Room, New York, N.Y.
1998 Jessica Fredericks Gallery, Statuary, New York, N.Y.

2014 Mars Milano, Agnese Guido/Carl D’Alvia/Filippo LaVaccara, Milan, Italy.
     Kunstraum t27, Upward Postive Leaders, (curated by Laura Santamaria), Berlin, Germany.
2013 Castelluccio di Pienza, The Naturalists, (curated by Peter Benson Miller), Chianciano Terme (Siena).
     American Academy in Rome, The Idea of Realism, (curated by Christian Caliandro and Carl DʼAlvia),
     Rome, Italy.
2012 Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Tropic of Capricorn, Toronto, Canada.
     Mulherin+Pollard Gallery, Makin It Natural, New York, N.Y.
2011 Goldstein Galleries at Goodhood, I Pity Inanimate Objects, (curated by Russell Maurice),
     London, England.
2010 The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Collision, (curated by Jackie Saccocio), Providence, R.I.
     The Wassaic Project, Bestiary, (curated by Sally Morgan, Liz Parks and Sally Zunino), Wassaic, N.Y.
     Foley Gallery, Townie, (curated by Carl DʼAlvia and Michael Foley), New York, N.Y.  
     Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Netherworld, (curated by Kathleen O’Hara 
     and Beth Kantrowitz), Boston, MA.
2009 Wunderkammer, Titled/Untitled, (curated by Alberto Dambruoso Micol Di Veroli), Rome, Italy.
     Morgan Lehman Gallery, Strangers In A Strange Land, Lakeville, CT.
     Massimo Carasi Arte Contemporanea/The Flat, Collettiva/Group Show.
2008 Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Sensible, Toronto, Canada.
     Massimo Carasi Arte Contemporanea/The Flat, Gulliver In Wonderland, Milan, Italy.
     Gallerie d’Arte Contemporanea di Palazzo Ducale, Love, (curated by 
     Paolo Donini and Daniela Del Moro), Pavullo nel Frignano (Modena), Italy.
     Sunday Gallery, Tenderly, New York, N.Y.
     g--module, g-salon : Exposition de Groupe, Paris, France.
2007 Massimo Carasi Arte Contemporanea/The Flat, Disarticulated Speech, Milan, Italy.
     Gering and Lopez Gallery, POPcentric, (curated by Michael Bevilacqua and Sandra Gering),
     New York, N.Y.
2006 John Connelly Presents, Kamp 48 Let’s Go Kamping!!, New York, N.Y.
     Angell Gallery, New York Style, (curated by David Hunt), Toronto, Canada.
     Deborah Colton Gallery, The Hedonistic Imperative, Houston, TX.
2005 Yerba Buena Art Center, Zine Unbound, San Francisco, California.
     Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Stars and Stripes, Florence, Italy.
     Jack the Pelican Presents, The Hedonistic Imperative, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2004 Feature Inc., Itsy Bitsy Spider, New York, N.Y.
     Claire Oliver Fine Art, The RISD Biennial, (curated by Shamim Momin), New York, N.Y. 
     Clifford/Smith Gallery, Speechless, Boston, MA.
     Galerie Michael Neff, Sculpture Now, Frankfurt Main, Germany.
2003 Feature Inc., Group Sculpture Show, New York, N.Y.
     Space 101, The Burnt Orange Heresy, (curated by David Hunt), Brooklyn, N.Y.
     Lump Gallery/Projects, Lumpenedlyness, (curated by Hudson), Raleigh, N.C.
2001 Derek Eller Gallery, Being There , New York, N.Y.
     Here, Smile , New York, N.Y.
2000 White Columns, Wine, Women & Wheels, (curated by Paul Ha), New York, N.Y.
1999 Baumgartner Galleries Inc., Loaf, (curated by Steve DiBenedetto and Manfred Baumgartner), New York, N.Y.
1996 Lauren Wittels Gallery, Carl D'Alvia and Judith Eisler, New York, N.Y.
     Curt Marcus Gallery, The Baseball Show, New York, N.Y.

2012-13 The Rome Prize, Henry W. and Marian T. Mitchell Fellowship,
        American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.
2009    Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide (Umbria), Italy.

1987 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., BFA Sculpture.
1987 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy.                                      

2014 "Carl D'Alvia, Ceci n'est pas une caisse", Artshebdo/media, June.
2013 Mario DeCandia, “Cinque Mostre”, Le Nuove Visioni A Stelle E Strriscie, 24-30 January , Trova Roma
    (La Repubblica), p.63. 
2011 Santa Nastro, “Generation Hippie Arte”, Maxim (Italia), July, anno 14, n. 6/7, p.47.
2010 Cate McQuaid, “Playing With Forms, Faces, and Figures”, The Boston Globe, Jan.20, 2010.
     Manuela Alessandra Filippi, “Titolo, Non Titiolo?”, Arte, January 2010, p.57.
2009 Santa Nastro, “Carl D’Alvia Asuka Ohsawa”, Espoarte, Anno IX, No.56, p.137.
2008 “D’Alvia/Del Rosario/Matyek/Khete, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milano”, Arte e Critica, Feb., No.53.
2007 “POPcentric”, Time Out New York, issue 623, Sept.6-12, 2007.
     “Super Furry Animals”, Lodown Magazine, May-June, No. 56, p.22.
2006 “Unambiguous”, Artworld Digest, p.5 Schulze, Troy.
     “Better Living through Silicone”, Houston Press(vol.18, no.4, 2006), p.29.
2004 “Stars & Stripes”, Flash Art, June-July, p.139.
     “Finding fascination in blots, splats, bubbles and shimmer”, The Boston Globe, May 14, Living/Arts.
2001 “Being There”, The New York Times, July 13, Art Guide, p.32.
2000 “Loaf”, The New Yorker, “Goings on About Town/ Art”, December 27 & January 3, p.22.
1999 “Loaf” Time Out, December 16 – 30, p.121.
1998 Moody, Tom. "Carl D'Alvia at Jessica Fredericks", Artforum, December, p.132.
     Newhall, Edith. "Fall Art Preview", New York Magazine, September 14, p.127.
1996 Servetar, Stuart. "Carl D'Alvia/Judith Eisler", New York Press, March.
     Glueck, Grace. "The Baseball Show", The New York Times, July 26, p.C23.
1994 Levin, Kim. "S.I.B. Swelling Itching Brain", The Village Voice, July 3, p.134.