Elisa Bertaglia (b. Rovigo, Italy, in 1983) is a painter and visual artist. She works and lives between Rovigo, Milan and New York. Bertaglia addresses philosophical themes through an oneiric and eclectic language. She investigates the concept of symbol in contemporaneity exploring the worlds of nature, duality and memory, from both an intimate and shared perspective.
Bertaglia’s new works on precious metals further her focus on the themes of threshold and metamorphosis: the metals, gold, rose gold and copper, reflect the same concept contained within the works in the very nature of the material. The precious metals emerge in their own luster, contrasting the opaque, murky coats of paint. They become not only the background of the painting, but a decisive part of the image with their reflective, iridescent surface.
Most recently, Bertaglia was selected for the artist residency RU Residency Unlimited for 2023. Her works are in permanent collections worldwide, including the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, City Archives of Milan and Museum of Contemporary Art, Penne, Italy. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and institutions internationally, including the Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy; Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Saitama, Japan, just to name a few.