Colleen Corradi Brannigan

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Colleen Corradi Brannigan is an Irish-Italian artist whose work is closely connected to Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities.[1]

The artist worked for 10 years changing and developing the imagery connected to Calvino's 55 descriptions of cities and the resulting body of work includes etchings, watercolors, paintings, sculptures and drawings made between 1999 and 2009. Her first exhibition on the invisible cities comprised most of

Colleen Corradi at OM Studio in Tokyo

Calvino's cities and it was held in 2006 in Gabriele D'Annunzio's museum in Pescara. Her second exhibition devoted solely to the Invisible Cities was scheduled to open in June 2009 and will be hosted in Dedalo Art Center in Castiglione a Casauria, Pescara. During 1999 and 2009, the artist also worked on other projects, including DOGNY. However, the Invisible Cities was her major cycle.

Her work has been featured in several newspaper articles, numerous group shows around the globe and in the Encyclopaedia of Italian Literature under Italo Calvino, published by L'Espresso.


  1. ^ "Lugo, le Città invisibili a Bagnara di Romagna". Romagna Oggi (in Italian). 30 September 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2011.