Enchanting interview with former FAA student Alicia Ponzio. Alicia went onto teach at the Academy for a further 3 years before returning to California where she is currently based. Alicia Nicole Ponzio is a figurative sculptress working primarily in bronze. Originally from the United States, she completed her sculpture training in Florence, Italy at the Florence Academy of Art (FAA) in 2008. She was then Director of Artistic Anatomy and Écorché Sculpture at the same school for 3 years before relocating to the United States in July of 2011.
Alicia brings life to her bronzes, using the language of the figure to speak of emotional experiences. In Florence, Italy, she sought an education in the figure, immersed in the aesthetic of the Renaissance and Classical. She’s drawn to subject matter that’s empathic and timeless. Recently, her work has been recognized by several international organizations, including the Portrait Society of America and The Art Renewal Center.
Alicia relocated her studio to San Francisco, California in 2011 where she continues to develop her work. Alicia is an instructor at the Academy of Art University, teaching figure modeling courses at the Master’s Degree and Undergraduate level throughout the academic year. During the Summer months she offers classes and workshops in various locations around the United States.
Alicia was invited to teach a 12 week figure modeling course at Pixar studios in 2012 and will be returning in the Spring of 2013 to teach a course in Anatomy and Ecorche for the crew at Pixar
Links-Alicia’s work can be seen at The Haynes Gallery in Nashville, TN. More about Alicia Ponzio work at aliciaponzio.com

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