Luisa Adelfio is based in Norfolk, VA and Palermo, Italy, and exhibits in the United States, Europe, and South America. Her work is in private collections around the world.

Adelfio is based in Norfolk, VA and Palermo, Italy.



Accademia di Belle Arti, Italy, Graduate Degree in Fine Arts and Art History

Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Art History



Stevens Traveling Fellowship to live and work in Oaxaca, Mexico for one year

Artist in Residence at The Hague School, Norfolk, VA

Arte al Limite Selected Artist, Santiago, Chile

Louisiana Division of the Arts Grant for Professional Artists, New Orleans, LA

Harriet A. Shaw Fine Arts Fellowship for Career Development, Boston, MA

Royal Society of Arts Silver Medal for dedication to Art and Science, London, UK

Wellesley College Department of Fine Arts Award for Best Collection of Work, Boston, MA



Onda di Memoria, Amos Science Center, 2019.

Stories of the Sea, Greer Environmental Sciences Center, VA Wesleyan U, 2018.

Memory Wall, Slover Library, Norfolk, Virginia, 2017.



2020-21 Corona Chronicles, Otros 360 Grados, Bogotà, Colombia (TBD)

2020 Singulart, virtual forum, Paris, France (June)

2020 Artisti Selezionati virtual forum, Modena, Italia (June)

2020 A Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine//Reflections on the Viral Vacuum, London, UK (June)

2017 Arte Al Limite Featured Artist, Permanent Collection, Santiago, Chile

2017 Cinco Años de Otros 360, Galería Otros 360 Grados, Bogotà, Colombia

2016 PARC, Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Lima, Peru

2014 ODEON art fair, Bogotà, Colombia

2013 El Arte de la Palabra, Bogotà, Colombia

2012 Un Año de Otros 360, Galería Otros 360 Grados, Bogotà, Colombia



2020 Collaboration, Galerie ThomasJ, La Jolla, CA

2018 Gather, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018 Scope Art, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2017 Innocent Objects, Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, VA

2017 Dream House Remix, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Norfolk, VA

2016 Native, Work Release, Norfolk, VA

2016 Memory Wall, Permanent Public Art Installation, Slover Library, Norfolk, VA

2015 Collective Memory, Special Installation, Slover Library, Norfolk, VA

2013 Special Installation, Habitat for Humanity, Easton, MD

2012 From Parchment to Prose, East End Gallery, MD

2011 Temple Intervention, Sfoglia, NYC

2010 Special Installation, Angela Royo Latin American Art Gallery, NYC

2009 Temple Intervention, Civetta, NYC

2009 Group Exhibition, Affordable Art Fair, NYC

Luisa Adelfio works extensively in both two and three dimensions. Central to her work is an exploration of the place of archetypes and symbols in the creation of cultural memory, and the individual’s transcendence across the material to the spiritual world.