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Gabriella Picone is a New York based artist and designer working in painting, textiles and ceramics. Her practice is fueled by her exploration of materials, her feminine identity and by her creative upbringing in both Sicily and in New York. Her work utilizes unexpected techniques, ornate patterns and vivid iconography reminiscent of Roman mythology and Sicilian folklore. Through a painterly approach and inherent interest in art and craft, Gabriella weaves cultural and historical references into a contemporary context.

She graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting and in 2019 founded Idda Studio, a design studio focused on limited edition textile works. Meaning “her” in Sicilian dialect, Idda Studio celebrates the mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. Drawing inspiration from the history and traditions of Sicily, Idda Studio combines contemporary painting and classical storytelling to create limited edition wearable works of art. The versatile textiles can be worn as a scarf, pareo, hung on the wall or used as decoration in the home. The ultra soft silk and cotton is delicately produced in Italy and features original paintings by Gabriella Picone.