Celesta Bufano (Naples, 1984), after attending Arlington High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, in 2000 she graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.
In 2003 she became assistant to Paul Renner, for The Hell Fire Dining Club exhibition at the Kunsthalle in Vienna. The following year she appears as an actress in the hundred and twentieth action of Hermann Nitsch in Prinzendorf Castle in Austria.
Between 2005 and 2006 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich , Germany, with Markus Ohelen.
In 2008 she made two solo exhibitions, De-forma at the Numen Gallery of Benevento and Living Room at the MADRE Museum of Naples. From 2010, however, are the group shows Something about Naples at the Pan Museum of Naples and Luci sulla città at the OfCA, Caserta.
The personal exhibition StickerEye, hosted in Vienna by the Burgasse21 Gallery and the group show Ostrale in Dresden, Germany, took place both in 2011.
The year 2013 begins with a solo show at the Archaeological Museum of Naples entitled ASH Ancient Super Heroes, where Bufano reported the heroes of classical antiquity in a modern context. At the end of the same year, she exhibits at the Musivum Gallery in Moskow the series Metropolitan.
The poetic that characterizes the work of Celesta Bufano is based on the combination of single-all, micro-macro. The painting is therefore understood as a deconstruction and reconstruction of reality where every part is functional to the whole that composes it. The pictures of the Bufano are also based on the distance-proximity: what the eye looks closely decomposed into many small parts, such as the pixels of a digital image, from a distance appears in all its entirety. Micro-macro, single-all, near-far, between these opposites is defined and divided the entire pictorial poetry and imaginative of Celesta Bufano.
She frequently depicts pieces of daily life in her works. Such as freeze frames of reality, sequences of life that flow and on which she focused with paintings characterized by vivid colors and a unmistakable and unique style.