ARTIST STATEMENT

I BELIEVE THAT ART CAN HEAL. Imagine a world where you can let go and live really fully, where you can scream, scratch, punch, break, tear, push, pull, burn, play, and anger is not something that makes you “out of your mind,” but something that you tame into creativity. Being a late bloomer myself, dealing with high sensitivity, an extremely busy mind and a powerful life energy, I discovered that during the way. 

I have retained a childlike curiosity and an urge for on going renewal. Rather than specializing in one thing, I prefer to remain a "perpetual beginner" and be constantly open to new possibilities and explorations. Mirroring the harmony of my own contrasts, I seek various forms of challenge, from confrontation to liberation, from conversing to dancing or sparring with both symbols and elements, from the most direct actions of steel welding, cutting, burning, and bending metal, to completing a portrait from life in a slow and irresistible process, to capturing the spark of life which makes each person distinct.

I explore, revisit, and reinvent with complete commitment. I improvise, create “stuff” in my laboratory in an instinctive, nonverbal, and extremely intimate search for authenticity. I roll up my sleeves and dive into the creative dimension, striving to get maximum results with minimalist methods, in simple and pure renderings. I love to study and sharpen the “how to.” I enjoy and welcome the sense of risk and inner chaos I feel before an artwork appears to me, finished and intimidating. Only then can I play and create and finally clear my mind of unnecessary noise and dare to breathe, feel, play, live, and express. 

BIOGRAPHY

Authenticity has always ruled her life. Freedom made it unpredictable. Attached to her Principality, Monaco, and family lineage, she prefers the anonymous big cities. Being true to her instincts paid off. The originality and quality of her work has brought her art to the 2010 World Expo, in Shanghai and to the United Nations. She currently has two monumental public sculptures in New York. 
Bergonzi grew up under the blue Mediterranean sky, mentored by her pluri-disciplinary artist grandfather. At 17, she moved to Paris. Art was her nature more than a profession, so she chose business school. As the angel of the movie “Wings of Desire,” she moved to Manhattan and swapped her cerebral perspective for the experience of being alive. Full time artist since 2007, metal sculptor since 2009, this private, softspoken and elegant woman expresses herself through a very physical artwork. She mainly works from her “laboratory” in Greenwich Village.