Stories of the Sea, Glass, 2016-2017



Luisa Adelfio sculpts with glass, bronze, stone, and paper. Central to her work is an exploration of the place of archetypes and symbols in the creation of cultural memory, and the individual's transcendence across the material to the spiritual world. She is based in Norfolk, VA and Palermo, Italy, and exhibits in the United States, Europe, and South America. Her work is in private collections around the world.


Gallery: Galería Otros 360 grados



Accademia di Belle Arti, Italy, Graduate Degree in Fine Arts, Cum Laude

Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Art History, Cum Laude


Exhibitions and Awards


  • Onda di Memoria, Falcone-Borsellino Airport, Palermo, Italy, 2018, Special Installation.

  • Cincos Años de Otros 360 Grados, Bogotá, Colombia, 2017.

  • Stories of the Sea, Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Virginia Wesleyan University, 2017, Permanent Installation.

  • Innocent Objects, Neil Britton Art Gallery, Virginia Wesleyan University, 2017.

  • Tejidos: Columnas, Otros 360 Grados, Bogotá, Colombia, 2017

  • Exposición Lima PArC- Perú Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru, 2016. 

  • Native, Work Release, 2016.

  • Memory Wall, Permanent Public Art Installation, Slover Library, 2016.

  • Collective Memory, Slover Library, Special Exhibition,  2015.

  • ODEON art fair, Bogotá, Colombia, 2014.

  • El Arte de la Palabra, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013.

  • Habitat for Humanity, Easton, MD, 2013.

  • Otros 360 Grados, Bogotá, Colombia, 2012, Group Exhibition.

  • East End Gallery, MD, 2012, Two Artist Exhibition.

  • Angela Royo Latin American Art, NYC, 2010, Solo Exhibition.

  • Civetta alternative Art Venue, NYC, 2009, Solo Exhibition.

  • Affordable Art Fair, NYC, 2009, Group Exhibition.

  • Hunter College Galleries, NYC, 2007 Group Exhibition.

  • Glen Echo Center for the Arts, MD, 1998 Group Exhibition.

  • Galleria 2000, Monreale, Italy, 1993 Solo Exhibition.

  • Frost Gallery, Washington, DC, 1992 Solo Exhibition.

  • Wellesley College, Boston, MA, 1986 Solo Exhibition.


  • Louisiana Division of the Arts Grant for Working Artists

  • Harriet A. Shaw Fine Arts Fellowship for Career Development

  • Wellesley College Department of Fine Arts Award for Best Collection of Work

  • Royal Society of Arts, London Silver Medal for dedication to Art and Science