Born in 1971, Colleen Corradi Brannigan completed her artistic studies in London, Tokyo and New York, where she has received enormous acclaim for her work on expressionism. Her art shows began in 1999 with a collection at the Covent Garden Flower festival in London, followed by numerous collections and solo works both in Italy and abroad. Noteworthy espressionist styles can be seen above all in her series of musical instruments and labyrinths done in oils, watercolours, or etchings.
However, it was with architectural studies in a prominently surrealistic style that Colleen caught the attention of the Italian literary comunity as well as the international scientific comunity.
The encyclopaedia of Italian Literature, Ed. Luigi Einaudi chose her ‘Invisible Cities’ to illustrate the work of Italo Calvino (Vol.17)
The Spanish periodical of mathematical composition Suma+ (n. 61 June 2009) judged Corradi’s interpretation of the Invisible Cities of Calvino extraordinary in the way she incorporated matematical aspects into some of them: the primordial urban characteristic of Trude; the reproduction of what is called reverse geometry in Valdrada; the fractal tridimensional configuration of Pentesilea; the helical surface of Olinda
Prominent Italian art critics such as Paolo Levi have also acclaimed the work of this artist .