Marisa Velasco was born in Argentina in 1958. She moved to Buenos Aires from the South where she obtained her degree in architecture from the U.N.B.A. In 1982 she started her artistic work, collaborating with faculty magazines. At the same time she studied dance, participating in numerous performances with different theatre companies. Drawing and music became her principal work during these years attending painting workshops with Cristina Santander, Guillermo Roux and design with Carlos Terribli. In 2003 Marisa Velasco moved to Italy where she now lives and works. She participates in individual and collective exhibitions in Buenos Aires and in Bergamo. Her work, strongly influenced by her experience in modern dance and her passion for architectural spatial structure, signals a new artistic path: plains and lines fuse with the material and the colour assumes a more physical and sensual character. The individual elements are essential aspects of nature, weathered by time, unquestionable creators of the material. She wilfully continues to explore different threads, following an undetermined evolution, maintaining certain structural features that intuitively lead her to a certain unity of style.

Marisa Velasco was born in Argentina in 1958. She moved to Buenos Aires from the South where she obtained her degree in architecture from the U.N.B.A. In 1982 she started her artistic work, collaborating with faculty magazines. At the same time she studied dance, participating in numerous performances with different theatre companies. Drawing and music became her principal work during these years attending painting workshops with Cristina Santander, Guillermo Roux and design with Carlos Terribli. In 2003 Marisa Velasco moved to Italy where she now lives and works. She participates in individual and collective exhibitions in Buenos Aires and in Bergamo. Her work, strongly influenced by her experience in modern dance and her passion for architectural spatial structure, signals a new artistic path: plains and lines fuse with the material and the colour assumes a more physical and sensual character. The individual elements are essential aspects of nature, weathered by time, unquestionable creators of the material. She wilfully continues to explore different threads, following an undetermined evolution, maintaining certain structural features that intuitively lead her to a certain unity of style.


Over the years, for reasons of culture, profession and vocation, Marisa Velasco has experienced numerous artistic fields such as architectural planning and restoration, encounters with music, dance and screenplays that have become the inspiration and driving force for her being a painter today. Starting from a neo-figurative base, through moments of material and instinctive painting, expressions of decisive marks and vibrant slashes, arriving now at an unexpected softness of colour, which loses its naturalistic line, becoming a more meditative and sober suggestion. The acquired artistic and expressive maturity substitutes and completes her passionate and full impetus with a more measured lyric.

Over the years, for reasons of culture, profession and vocation, Marisa Velasco has experienced numerous artistic fields such as architectural planning and restoration, encounters with music, dance and screenplays that have become the inspiration and driving force for her being a painter today. Starting from a neo-figurative base, through moments of material and instinctive painting, expressions of decisive marks and vibrant slashes, arriving now at an unexpected softness of colour, which loses its naturalistic line, becoming a more meditative and sober suggestion. The acquired artistic and expressive maturity substitutes and completes her passionate and full impetus with a more measured lyric.

Franco Rovelli


Marisa Velasco was born in Argentina in 1958. She moved to Buenos Aires from the South where she obtained her degree in architecture from the U.N.B.A. In 1982 she started her artistic work, collaborating with faculty magazines. At the same time she studied dance, participating in numerous performances with different theatre companies. Drawing and music became her principal work during these years attending painting workshops with Cristina Santander, Guillermo Roux and design with Carlos Terribli. In 2003 Marisa Velasco moved to Italy where she now lives and works. She participates in individual and collective exhibitions in Buenos Aires and in Bergamo. Her work, strongly influenced by her experience in modern dance and her passion for architectural spatial structure, signals a new artistic path: plains and lines fuse with the material and the colour assumes a more physical and sensual character. The individual elements are essential aspects of nature, weathered by time, unquestionable creators of the material.