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Battle of the Bowls, Artist Spotlight: Carlo Fiammenghi and Michael Biello

Carlo Fiammenghi and Michael Biello: 

Carlo Fiammenghi, and Michael Biello are co-creators of Biello Martin Studio, a creative sanctuary of interdisciplinary arts. Michael Biello, a interdisciplinary artist, and Carlo Fiammenghi, an architectural interior designer both show work at their Philadelphia based studio.

Michael Biello is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the American Crafts Museum in New York and the World Crafts Council in Vienna. Biello’s diverse body of visual work ranges from operatic neo-classic chandeliers to stainless steel light columns creating sensual moving patterns, black and white vases that spin, hand-tinted erotic collages on paper and clay, ceramic headlights that glow from within and buddhas in theatrical dream-like environments. Biello graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1973 with a BFA in Ceramics.

Carlo Fiammenghi studied and practiced architecture in Rome, came to Philadelphia to visit, and found himself in 2006 studying for another master’s degree at Temple University, this one in urban planning. While working for the firm Wallace, Roberts & Todd, he had second thoughts about this new career path. He says of that time, “I worked on large projects, but over time I really began to miss the details – picking out furniture, materials, shapes, and colors.”

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