Roberta (Verona, 1976) works and lives in Mantova and Pietrasanta. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara where she graduated in Painting in 2004, under the supervision of Omar Galliani. In addition to her studies, she started a collaboration with the Theatre Company “Societas Raffaello Sanzio”. During these years of study and research, Roberta pursued a multidisciplinary approach to her work, by integrating drawing with painting, sculpture with theatre. Her interest in experimenting with different mediums such as painting, photo and video led her to research and expand her artistic outcome on tridimensional sculptural works.
Busato creates by hand, modelling a compound of natural elements, carved and dried raw earth and various stones. Raw earth is the main material used in her work, together with a new interest in the “stone” of alabaster. The artist’s process of defining, dialoguing and shaping the material stands at the core of her creative research and carries the marks of a primordial and universal gesture. Her language addresses topics such as representation of the inner self and uncertainty of human existence, and emphasises references to ancient forms and languages through an exciting dialogue between finito and non-finito.
Since 2000, she has been invited to present her work in group exhibitions in Venezia, Mantova, Lucca, Livorno, Torino, Carrara e Bologna; in 2020 Galleria Susanna Orlando in Pietrasanta organized her second solo show Domestic Renaissance in her gallery space, after having shown her work in “The Others Art fair” of Turin in 2019. In 2018 her artworks became part of Oliver Gustav Studio’s collection, Copenaghen. In 2019, Roberta was invited by the Henraux Foundation (Querceta, Lucca) to create a new work together with new robotic technology. Today, Busato’s artworks are exhibited in Kalpa Art Living art gallery in Volterra.