Giovanna Biallo

During 1979, Biallo lived and painted landscapes in her native Italy for one year. In 1983, she opened a photographic studio in Johannesburg and worked there for a period of three years. From 1988 until 1992, Biallo taught part-time at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. However, still wishing to further her skills, she studied - ‘Background - Foreground’ on a part-time basis during 1995. At the same time she studied theory and practical with the SA ceramist, Suzette Munnik. It was during 1996 that Biallo travelled to London with Munnik and group where they traced the history of ceramics and met with contemporary ceramists.

BORN: 12th November 1954 in Bari, Italy

EDUCATION: 
1976 Advanced diploma Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1972 Matriculated from Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet & Music with Distinction - Sculpture

She is now a full-time artist in Cape Town, where she creates, paints and works on her ceramic arts, alongside her painter husband Simon Stone.