"Painting gives me peace with myself and my environment"

Gisele Ulisse in the studio

Place of harmony: Gisele in her studio in Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Inspiration by encounter

Gisele Ulisse gets her inspiration from her encounters with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles. For years she visited indigenous tribes in the Amazon and other areas of Brazil. The simple yet strong culture of these indigenous peoples of Brazil fascinated her and inspired her to create a series of works that have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Brazil and Europe. > more

Gisele Ulisse was born on 4 May 1972 in Jundiai, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the daughter of an Italian father and a Brazilian mother. She still lives there today. She began selling self-made stone sculptures to local residents and relatives at the age of 8. In the hectic city life of the big city, drawing and painting became her most precious friends for the girl, with which she spent her entire childhood.

Gisele Ulisse's remarkable talent showed early on and eventually led her to the Academy of Fine Arts at the UNESP Universidade Estadual Paulista, where she graduated with distinction.

Since then, Gisele Ulisse has established herself as a recognized artist far beyond her home town. Since 1992 her works have been shown in over 100 solo and group exhibitions on three continents. > more

Amazonian Indians children painting

In addition to painting, Gisele Ulisse owns and runs a renowned art school with over 250 students. She teaches her students the full range of her art. It is by no means easy for her to divide her time between teaching and painting for national and international projects and exhibitions, all of which have increased greatly in recent years.

Mediation in Brazilian contemporary art

Internationally discovered

The art of Gisele Ulisse is admired in exhibitions in Brazil and abroad and has received multiple awards. She is also invited to participate in a number of projects abroad. In 2018 the artist was invited by the government of Kazakhstan as representative of South America to paint pictures of the Kazakh capital Astana. Since then, her paintings have been housed in the National Museum of Kazakhstan.

For some years now, Gisele Ulisse has also been attracting more and more attention in Europe. Her works are exhibited in regionally known galleries and are appreciated by art lovers and the media.

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