Versatile artist/actor Elisabetta Fantone’s exhibit GOING POP travels across the pond to the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, UK from March 30th till April 9th. The gallery will continue to represent her work in London.
Elisabetta combines her two passions of painting and performing with her art. These latest art show comes after Elisabetta’s well-publicized tour of her artwork across North America. She had her pieces displayed at Vancouver’s Kurbatoff Gallery, The Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto during TIFF, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Latitude Gallery in Calgary, Lando Gallery in Edmonton, La Galerie du Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, the Evan Lurie gallery in Indianapolis and the Myra Galleries in Miami. Her shows pay homage to classic icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Elisabeth Taylor, Bob Dylan and Marlon Brando.
Last December Elisabetta painted a new mural for Art Basel in Miami. The mural is titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ and it features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mugshots. The mural is located at 277 NW 26th St. Miami. (Wynwood) Last year Elisabetta painted the much-acclaimed mural titled ‘The Affair’ featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. You can see here: elisabettafantoneart.com. The mural was featured in a Bacardi Commercial.
Her recreations of the images of iconic figures are widely popular, and are often acknowledged by the subject of her pieces!
This Italian-Canadian talent has accomplished numerous artistic endeavors, including film and television, modeling, music, painting and literature. She has released her first book entitled “Journal intime d’une Lofteuse” and a CD. Her artistic work isn’t the only aspect of her career on the rise. The vivacious actor has been acting for over ten years. One of her most notable productions was her role as Marta in Golden Globe Awards winning feature film “Big Eyes,” directed by Tim Burton. The drama is about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband (Christoph Waltz) who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Another feature film to star Elisabetta is “Havana 57” which describes pre-revolution Havana and was filmed entirely on site in Cuba. The noir mystery was a co-production between Canada and Cuba, and touched upon the subjects of the mob, revolutions and a beautiful dancer, played by Elisabetta. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2143788/)
2006 was the year that it all changed for Elisabetta when she gained notoriety after being discovered in the insatiably popular Canadian TV series ‘Loft Story’. She emerged as the break out star and has been in front of the camera with her acting, modeling and painting ever since. Elisabetta has accumulated a number of impressive film and television roles. Her remarkable versatility as an actor allows her to play roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama in both English and French productions. Elisabetta is known for her appearances on Spike TV’s “Blue Mountain State,” “South Beach” and A&E’s “The Glades”. She has also performed in TV films such as NBC’s “Secret of the Mountain”, “Nicky Deuce” & “The Arrangement”. French Canadian shows ‘Ces Gars Là’ and ‘Patrice Lemieux 24/7.’ On the big screen Elisabetta is the lead in a feature film “My Name is Sandy” which had the honor of being screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Next up Elisabetta is filming a lead in a new French Canadian Christmas Comedy due out in 2016
Born in Montreal of Italian parents she moved to Italy shortly thereafter, Elisabetta spent the first 8 years of her life in the land of Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Her passion for acting emerges at the age of 5 when she plays dress-up and starts re-enacting scenes from her favorite TV and movie roles. It is at 15 that she is cast as the lead in her first play. That role won her an award for best performance and cemented her will to become an actress.
Elisabetta is excited about her most important and upcoming role as a mother expecting her first child with an estimated due date of July 4th. Just like everything else in her life, she is determined to be the best that she can be, Elisabetta is very health conscious and is having an all-natural pregnancy with a healthy vegetarian diet. She is planning on delivering the baby in water with the help of a midwife. (No epidural or drugs). She will be breastfeeding. She and her husband are planning on raising their child vegetarian.
When not gracing the covers of magazines around the globe, doing TV interviews, or working, Elisabetta has stays grounded and continues to volunteer her time hosting events, doing commercials and auctioning her paintings to raise awareness and money for charities including the Farah Aids Foundation, the Nada Breast Cancer Foundation, the Mira Foundation as well as the Montreal’s Children’s Foundation. While continuing to explore new artistic challenges, her acting career is on the rise with the constant buildup of new roles and her painting career is hotter than ever with the high demand for her artworks with pieces in galleries and private collections across the world. One things for sure…we haven’t seen the last of Elisabetta Fantone!
Elisabetta is available for interviews and photographs upon request.
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