Bea Scaccia

Born Veroli, Italy

Bea Scaccia’s work, articulated in drawing, painting, and stop-motion animation, investigates the absurdity of the human condition while performing the act of existing.

Bea Scaccia, Rippling down her neck, 2023, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 20 x 24 in

Bea Scaccia, Not yet titled, 2023, Ink and colored pencil on archival paper, 12 x 9 in

Bea Scaccia, Black as a raven's wing, 2023, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 24 x 24 in

Exploring themes like the artifice of the ornamentation, labor of beauty, and vanity, Scaccia develops an enduringly ironic universe where any concept of identity waves.

Bea Scaccia, In a thick, luxurious mass, 2023, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 40 x 40 in

Bea Scaccia, Flaunting her imperfect forms, 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Bea Scaccia, Not yet titled, 2023, Ink and colored pencil on archival paper, 12 x 9 in

Her language traverses the random and repetitive gestures of existential manifestations.

Characters of past works, suspended in states of indecision, between mutual interaction or resistance, are frozen in the incompleteness of their actions.

Bea Scaccia, Easy on the eye, 2023, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 24 x 24 in

Bea Scaccia, Velvet Dare, 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

Bea Scaccia

Bea Scaccia (b. 1978, Frosinone, Italy, lives and works in New York) is an artist and writer. Her visual works, which take the form of drawings, paintings, and digital animations, explore the absurdity of the human condition. She has had solo exhibitions at venues including the Katonah Museum of Art, New York (2021); Cuchifritos Gallery, New York (2014); and Ugo Ferranti Gallery, Rome (2010). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Magazzino Italian Art, New York (2020); The Center for the less Good Idea, Johannesburg (2020); American University’s Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C. (2016); and AIR Gallery, New York (2011), among others. Her work is included in several public and private collections, including the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and the Portland Museum of Art.
Bea Scaccia



School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, IT

Solo Exhibitions


With Their Striking Features, JDJ | Tribeca, New York, NY


My Hope Chest, Katonah Museum of Art, New York


Is There An Outside?, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York


Little Gloating Eve, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York
Little Gloating Eve, Effearte, Milan


The Perfect Stage, Bosi Contemporary, New York


He, she, it: masculine, feminine and neuter gender, Ugo Ferranti Gallery, Rome

Selected Group Exhibitions


FABRIZIO CLERICI L’atlante del meraviglioso, La Galleria Nazionale Moderna e
Contemporanea, Rome


WOMAHR Women_Art_Human Rights for Peace, Museo Crocetti, Rome


Spring to Action, Monica King Contemporary, New York

THE LONG MINUTE, The Center for the Less Good Idea, founded by William Kentridge, Johannesburg
Homemade, Magazzino Italian Art, New York
The Now, Pen + Brush, New York


BelVedere 2, MARS-MIART, Milan


A black line across the page, Espronceda Institute of Art, Barcelona


For WLD, Works from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York


Transformer, American University’s Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC


DiviNA Commedia, ARCOS - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento


Quadrato Nomade - Between, Umberto Theater, Rome


Les Intermittences du coeur, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome
Patria Interiore - Inner Homeland, curated by Manuela Pacella, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast


DiviNA Commedia, PAN Museum, Naples
Bianco e Nero, Ugo Ferranti Gallery, Rome


Papier, 41 artecontemporanea, Turin


Fresh Paint, Aratro Museum, Campobasso



This Year Has Deranged My Senses’: 12 Artists on How the Pandemic Has Changed the Way They Approach Their Work, Artnet
, March 11, 2021.

"A Tiny Town South of Rome", Beatrice Scaccia, NERO
18 February, 2021.


"At Magazzino, Social Distancing Devices Vibrate. So Does the Art," Ted Loos, NY Times, July 22, 2020.


"Beatrice Scaccia’s art toes the line between abstract and realism," Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, October 24, 2018.

Beatrice Scaccia at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Editors’ Picks, Sarah Cascone, Artnet
, October 29, 2018.


"Beatrice Scaccia/ New York," Daniela Trincia, Flash Art, Jul 5, 2016.

‘Beatrice Scaccia’, Marie Claire Italia


"Little Gloating Eve," Domus, September 11, 2014

Awards & Residencies

2021 Thinking in Cardboard, Virtual Mentorship program with Sabine Theunissen, The Centre for the Less Good idea’s SO Academy, in collaboration with the UNITA program and Scenography Today

2020 Homemade, Virtual program, Magazzino Italian Art, New York
2016 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Residency, New York
2014 Artists Alliance Inc, New York
2013 Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York

Public Collections

Portland Museum of Art, Maine
William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, New York
GASP Collection of Contemporary Art (Farnesina - Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation), Rome
GAMC - Galleria Comunale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Viareggio, Italy