Born in Venice, Italy, Matilde Alessandra studied Theater Design at the Academy of Fine Arts (Venice, Italy). While she began her career in London working as interior and display designer, Matilde Alessandra's artistic career took off in New York in the late 1990s. She started working with light, pairing fluorescent tubes with painted canvasses and plexiglas boxes. Since then she has built a reputation both as artist and designer, developing a distinctive and communicative style, recognizable in all her work. Her artistic output spans from luminous sculptures and site specific installations, to ink drawings. Among her numerous collaborations are: Mercedes Benz, Levis, Visionaire, Foscarini, Calvin Klein, Nodus, OSRAM, Maarten Van Severen, International Flavor and Fragrances, LIGHT, Ian Schrager Hotels, Archi-tectonics, Leucos, Coty Prestige, Alf Naman R.E. She lives and works in New York City.