Born in Rome , G. Porpora received her Diploma at the Accademia di Belle Arti, school of Painting in Rome, under the guidance of Guttuso, Guccione, Montanarini.
Since 1971 she has travelled extensively and has participated in artistic events in Italy and abroad – predominantly in Paris, where she attended the Beaux Arts and received another Diploma following the Courses in Archaeology and Art History of the Sorbone – Paris IV where she resided for ten years
In 1984, on the way back from a short time in Beijng, she came back to Rome, the city in which she is currently residing.
She has participated in the “ D&A annual exhibition “ The Woman and the art”, and worked with the Cultural Association POLISGRAMMA, taking part in the “symbolic rebuilding” of a new model of a modern city with annual exhibitions in some neuralgic points of the town as Termini Station for example.
She primarily constructs her art works amalgamating some different materials of past and present.
The art works principally in Perspex: picto-sculptures treated with burning technique-combining and uniting different qualities of colours for ceramic, glaze, ink and collages.
The interests of this artist are polyvalent, tending to search out not only the beauty, but also the hidden meanings or contents: indeed she often plays with these contents, as a gambler, adding these different materials, – plastics perspex wood metals ( iron, copper etc..), canvas, papers (ancient or modern ),each of them with their specificity, in order to draw out the symbolic meaning within each piece.
“Sometimes we have to look at the objects,” she says , “ stripping them to guess their seduction, but at other times, we have just to add some little details to suggest a world .
Gabriella Porpora believes there exists a fine but very strong knot, between the past and the present and says it is necessary to conserve it in looking at our future; and if you try to find this knot you too can feel amazed emotions.