“Chiara Corbelletto is a prominent Italian New Zealand sculptor. Her work has an abstracted futuristic style, exploring philosophic and scientific concepts of space”. Anna-Marie White, curator of An Ocean of Silence, 2011.
Chiara Corbelletto has an established career with an extensive record of exhibitions, sculptural installations; art integrated in architecture and public art commissions. Born in Biella, Italy, she graduated from Modigliani Art School in Novara and subsequently gained a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Milan.
Corbelletto has been the recipient of numerous public commissions, including the Golden Jubilee Commission for Massey University, Palmerston North (2014), the art integrated façade for the Te Atatu Library & Community Center, Auckland Council (2014), a public sculpture for the Auckland Domain (2005), a public sculpture for the University of Auckland (2003), a permanent installation for the Auckland University of Technology (2001).
In 2011 the Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi O Whakatu, Nelson, presented An Ocean of Silence, a ten-year retrospective of Corbelletto’s career. Her bronze sculpture, Numbers are the Language of Nature, Auckland Domain, was included in the international publication 500 X Art in Public, Braun Publishing, Germany.
Corbelletto’s work is held in significant public and corporate collections including Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, Waikato Museum, The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatu, The Dowse Art Museum, Massey University, Auckland City Public Art, Edmiston Trust, University of Auckland, James Wallace Arts Trust, Westpac Trust, NZI-IAG, National Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Chiara Corbelletto’s work is described as poetical and compelling, a distinctive exploration of philosophic, scientific and artistic notions.