"Gonzales unfolds her themes with modern authoritativeness, and with an expressive attention aimed above all at a passionate manipulation of sculpture"
Vittorio Sgarbi, art critic

Biography

At the age of 19, she completed her studies at the Dance Academy of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, bringing her to dance in many Italian and foreign theatres. After earning a diploma in Opera Singing she married and, encouraged by critics and poets, dedicated herself exclusively to sculpture from 1975. In 1989, she founded the Museo Internazionale di Scultura Contemporanea "Pianeta Azzurro" in Fregene.

Among her most important solo exhibitions of note are: Crearco Galerie 75, Lausanne 1975; Galleria d'Arte L'Albatros, Rome 1976; Galleria Greminger, Genoa 1979; Arsenali della Repubblica, Amalfi 1981; Palazzo delle Manifestazioni, Salsomaggiore Terme 1981; Chambre de Commerce Italienne, Paris 1983; city centre, Cortina d'Ampezzo 1984; Villa d'Este, Tivoli 1985; Palazzo Venezia, Rome 1985; National Gallery of Modern Art, Istanbul 1986; National Museum of Croatian Art, Split 1986; Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv 1987; Italian Institute of Culture, Vienna 1987; Art Museum of the Socialist Republic, Bucharest 1987; Teatro Eliseo, Rome 1988; Via Veneto, Rome 1989; Italian Institute of Culture, San Francisco 1993; Fortino Spagnolo, L'Aquila 1994; Chiostro di Palazzo Lanfranchi, Matera 1995; Gallery Bell'Arte, Maastricht 1997; Istituto Austriaco di Cultura, Rome 1998; Chateau Neercanne, Maastricht 1999; Museo Pianeta Azzurro, Fregene 2000; Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome 2000; "Forme nel Verde" 2001, San Quirico d'Orcia; city centre, Montecatini Terme 2003; Via del Babbuino, Rome 2005; Museo Cenedese, Vittorio Veneto 2006; Artribù, Rome 2009.

Her works have often been displayed in group exhibitions, including: Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome 1976; Palazzo Doria, Genoa 1977; Fondazione Sissa Pagani, Legnano-Castellanza 1979, 1981; "Salon de la jeune sculpture", Paris 1979, 1981; Palazzo Pretorio, Poggibonsi 1980, 1981, 1982; St. Paul’s Church, Frankfurt 1982; "Idiomi della scultura contemporanea" 1989, Sommacampagna; Leningrad 1989; Expo Universale, Seville 1992; "Scultori di Pietrasanta" 1995, Saint Gilles, Brussels; Ascoli Piceno 1997; "Arte e città" 1998, San Giovanni in Persiceto; "Italian Bronze Masterpieces" 2000, Hong Kong; Lineart, Gent 1999, 2000; "Versilia, Lugano" 2001, Lugano; Place Valhubert, Paris 2001; Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Palestina 2001; Fortezza di Federico II, Barletta 2001; "Omaggio a San Francesco" 2002, Arezzo, Florence and S. Quirico d'Orcia; "Magnetismi delle Forme" 2002, 2003, various ENEL power plants; Ostia 2003; Batiment Charlemagne, Brussels 2004; "Da Martini a Mitoraj" 2005, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza; Museo del Vittoriano, Rome 2009. Her works are held in public and private collections throughout Europe. 

She started visiting the Apuan-Versilia area in 1978 and worked in Carrara, in the Nicoli and A.M.A. studios, and in Pietrasanta, in the F.lli Galeotti, F.lli Lucarini, Massimo Galleni, Giuseppe Giannoni, Roberta Giovannini, Franco Spadaccini, Scultori Associati and Studio Sem laboratories, and in the Del Chiaro, Mariani and Versiliese foundries. She has participated in many initiatives in the area, including: Fondazione Lorenzo Viani, Viareggio (solo exhibition, 1980); Villa Pellizzari, Querceta (solo exhibition, 1988); "Scultori e artigiani in un centro storico" 1978, 1979, Pietrasanta; "Omaggio a Sem" 1997, Pietrasanta; Parco de La Versiliana, Marina di Pietrasanta 2008.


The pictures published in the TimeLine were taken from the artist’s website www.albagonzales.it

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