Might you walk in beauty
Michela Ciappini was born in Longiano, Italy in 1976.
After graduating from Bologna Art Academy with a qualification in Set Design, Michela began working as a multidisciplinary artist, for various theatre and TV production companies and also theme parks. Michela works with an extensive range of different materials including polystyrene, clay, plaster, ceramic clay, concrete and wood. She is also a proficient scenic painter and prop designer. Some of the notable companies utilising her combined skills have included Verdi Festival Parma, Societas Raffaello Sanzio Theatre Company, Magic Land Theme, Macerata Opera Festival, Arena di Verona, Leonardo Costruzioni srl, Scene Up.
For the last two decades, another major branch of her creative output has included designing and producing large scale sculptures from ephemeral materials such as sand, ice and snow. Invitations to sand and ice sculpting events have seen her travel extensively worldwide, producing solo sculptures or working as part of a team building installations for many impressive events around the globe, from the Igloo Hotel in Switzerland to 12m X 7m walls of carved sand in Sondervig, Denmark.
Recently she has begun to develop a performance artist act for special entertainment events, live-sculpting ice on stage with music and spotlights, collaborating with Falasconi Francesco under the name Ice R-evolution duo.
With the vast experience gained from working internationally and in her homeland of Italy, Michela has achieved a high level of confidence in her flexible skills, approaching each new project with fresh inspiration and an assured enthusiasm.
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