Casa de Costa is pleased to announce The Great Business of Keeping Oneself Alive, a solo photography exhibition by artist Susanna Corniani. The show is the second exhibition at Casa de Costa’s new gallery and studio at 11 Stone Street in historic Lower Manhattan.
The Great Business of Keeping Oneself Alive features over 20 new prints, including landscapes, still life and portraits. This exhibition is the first opportunity in the United States to see a diverse collection of finished work by the artist.
Corniani grew up in Mantova, Italy, encouraged by her parents in her exploration of art. Classically trained in drawing and painting since childhood, she later moved to the United States where she studied at the International Center of Photography. Her subjects reflect her classical art education and include ancient stone busts, ruinous landscapes and elegant floral still life. Themes of sexuality, maternity, death and decay – a full cycle of life – are at the core of her practice.