Milisa Galazzi


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MEDIUM: Encaustic Art | Graphite Art | Mixed Media Art | Sculptor
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist

I am intrigued with the ways in which we interrelate – especially when these relationships are punctuated by physical distance or separation by time. In this ongoing series of shadow drawings called String Theory, I visually nod to the complexities of interconnectedness and allude to the delicate yet strong relationships we form with one another over space and time. Much like the theory in subatomic particle physics in which tiny, vibrating, string-like objects float in space, my work visually vibrates with the use of line and shadow. In the world of physics, string theory exist in up to nine dimensions of space – plus the dimension of time. I layer multiple pieces of paper which visually reference this space-time continuum.

My physical manipulation of light and space in these works acts simultaneously as object, image, and silhouette. When illuminated by numerous light sources and hung off the wall, these hand sewn cut paper sculptures produce a visible dance of light. Working reductively to create this dimensional lace made with paper, thread, and wax, I literally and figuratively demonstrate – that which is removed is as important as that which remains.

Artwork by Alex Garant
Artwork by Alex Garant
Artwork by Alex Garant
Artwork by Alex Garant
Artwork by Alex Garant
Artwork by Alex Garant


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Specialty: ✔ Generalist



Studio Setup for Art Production


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching How to Self Critique


Sketch & Thinking Book


Teaching Art



Website Design


Artist Statement & CV


Shows and Exhibits



Approaching Galleries


Studio Time Management

“Yesterday’s session had some magic in it. As a veteran teacher with over 40 years under my belt, I am always inspired when that special something enters the ‘room’ and everyone involved (teacher and students – or this case mentor and mentee) is transformed by the experience of learning and growing together. That’s human gold right there! Mastrius creates the space for this magic to occur on the regular. Congratulations on all of YOUR hard work to support this learning and growth. You and Julie and your teams are doing important work. Keep going!”
~ Milisa Galazzi, Mastrius Master

“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist


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Artist, Milisa Galazzi, is best known for her three dimensional hand sewn shadow drawings, her printed works on paper, and her richly layered abstract drawing and paintings all of which explore the very nature of being human.

Her work is held in private international collections as well as public collections in the United States such as Women and Infants Hospital and the Women’s Medicine Collaborative in Rhode Island.

She is a part-time professor at Clark University and exhibits nationally in solo and group shows in both galleries and museums. Her work is represented by the gallery, Miller White Fine Arts. Galazzi presents talks at national and international conferences such as the International Encaustic Conference and the National Art Education Association Conference.

Her artwork has been featured and reviewed in Surface Design, FiberArts and ArtScope magazines as well as in books such as, “Contemporary Cape Cod Artist: On Abstraction,” and “Paper + Wax, Techniques in Handmade Paper and Encaustic” as wells as, “Encaustic: Art in the Twenty First Century.” 

Galazzi was ‘boat schooled’ as a child while she and her family traveled and lived aboard their thirty-one foot trimaran sail boat hand built by her father. She received an MA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design where she exhaustively researched the educational effectiveness of community-based art education settings and her findings are published by Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Project Zero Press, 1999. Galazzi holds a BA from Brown University where she studied Studio Art with minors in Women’s Studies and Cultural Anthropology and spent a semester studying at Studio Art College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. She attended and graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover.

Additionally, she is the Founder of full palette LEARN. TEACH. LEAD. an organization whose mission is to Cultivate Creativity & Mindfulness for a Better World. Galazzi works full time in her studio near Providence, Rhode Island.

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