Rafaela de Ascanio

Rafaela de Ascanio, a painter turned ceramist, references a lot of art historical figures from the Renaissance era and even Tarot card illustrations. This may come from her training in art history and museum studies at the Courtauld, alongside her fine art training at Central Saint Martins. Even though the nude/naked female body has been well represented in Rafaela’s work, it is refreshing to see how it is not done through the male gaze and objectification.



Turps Banana Off-Site Painting Programme


MA Curating the Art Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art


BA Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art


Fine Art Foundation Diploma, Central Saint Martins

Group Exhibitions


Monster/Beauty: An Exploration of the Female/Femme Gaze, Lychee One,
curated by Marcelle Joseph

Clay Today: A Showcase Of Ceramics In Isolation, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London

Paintings On, And, With Paper: An online group exhibition, The Cob Gallery, London

Cynthia Corbett Gallery


Turps Banana Off-Site Painters, Turps Gallery

Summer of Ceramics, Doddington Hall

Nobu Knows Art, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

A Room of One’s Own, Koppel Gallery Central


The Body Is A Blessed Juicy Fruit, LAMB Arts, London

Adventures and Curiosities, Hauser and Wirth Gallery, London

Duende, Kingsway Centre, Hackney

and many more..



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