Gisella Penna

Gisella Penna

Originally from Turin, Gisella lives in Asti, Italy. She is a professor of visual arts and has worked on the technique of engraving.

The artist exhibits regularly in Italy, Turin, Genoa, Milano, in the South of France, especially in Nice and recently in Dortmund, Germany.

Gisella presents free canvases  or canvases without frames painted in acrylic.

The artist uses pieces of raw cotton that she brings back from her many trips abroad. She laminates her fabrics in order to give them the relief and the footprint necessary to create her paintings.

Gisella works in outdoor workshops, in the open air and aims to transmit them a primitive energy and what she calls “a vital impulse”.



Gisella Penna was born in Torino .

She holds a diploma of from the Torino School of fine arts and, learned and experienced the engraving technique in Germany.

Techniques : Engraving, China ink, mix media, Collages, Assemblages, Paintings, Acrylic on free canvas.


2019                   ACHILLEA Gallery, ART UP Salon d’art contemporain, Lille France

2017 Solo          “Contemporary Nomadism”,  Westfalenhutt Dortmund, Germany

2017 Solo          OSMOSI, Galerie La Verrière, Usèz, France

2016 Solo          CHEMINS, Abbaye  de Saint Hilaire, Aude France

2015 Solo          L’ENVOL, Totout’arts, Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon France

2015 Group      ASTRATTO INFORMALE, Galleria 20, Turin, Italie

2014 Group      MOSTRA DI NATALE, Galleria 20, Turin

2014 Solo          STRATIFICAZIONI, Satura art gallery, Genoa,Italie

2014 Group      Salon du design- CRÈA 2014, Centre d’affaires Nice, France

2014 Group      VENTI D‘ARTE, Maec Galleria, Milan, ITALIE

2014 Solo         L’IO LONTANO, Eventa, Turin

2013 Solo          EMPREINTES, L‘Atelier 17, Nice

2013 Solo          Oeuvres de GISELLA PENNA, Galérie des Dominicains, Nice

2012 Solo         “Artanda in cartolina“ 2012, Galleria Artanda, Acqui Terme Italie


2010 Solo        “Senza un Tutto obbligato”, Promotrice delle belle arti Asti Italie

1996 Solo        Galleria Laboratorio Anna Virando , Turin1983

1994 Solo        Galerie Karina Piluso , Aix en Provence

1992 Solo        BERBERES,  Galerie  Papier couleurs, Nice France

1989 Group    GRAFICA CHE PASSIONE, Centro Arte Visive Archimede, Turin

1987 Solo        Galleria d‘IMMAGINI, Centro Studi A. Kuliscioff Turin Italie

1987 Group    International Art of Today II, Budapest Galeria Budapest

1985 Solo        GISELLA PENNA, Cinéma Sémaphore‘, Nimes France

1984 Group    GIOVANI ARTISTI  a Torino, Turin Italie

1983  Solo       SOMMERAUSSTELLUNG, Galerie Jakobi, Witten

1983 Group    KÖRPERFORMEN, Das Atelier, Heidelberg