Born 1951 in Piza, Italy Marzia Colonna was accepted into art school at the age of twelve. This was followed by the Academia Di Belle Arte, Florence, and then a move to England with her husband in 1970. Work initially concentrated on drawing and sculpture. Her first solo exhibition in London was held at Campbell and Franks in 1979. Subsequently her work developed into an exploration of the body through colour and collage. Exploration of the human form continued with patterns merging as the body becomes landscape.
Reference to the human body remains a constant in Colonna’s work. In her sculpture and low reliefs on which she was worked exclusively from 1993 her work is at its strongest. Here friezes and bronze twist as elements of the landscape. Mythical and metamorphic elements turn a torso into a tail.