About the artist
Nadia Belalia is an autodidact who began her self-education in the South of France where she was born and grew up.
She moved to New York City in 1989 and was quickly inspired by the rawness of industrial material used in our urban lives, and realized she would need some formal training – in particular, the art of metal – to express her creative itch.
In 1992 she attended welding classes at Pratt Institute. It was there that she met Victor Schmidt her Instructor/Mentor providing her with his wealth of knowledge in the technical, functional and artistic aspects of sculpture as well as blacksmithing and welding.
Employing her years of experience in designing, tooling, and fabrication of sculptures she explores ways to incorporate an unlimited variety of medias such as various metal, bones, organic matters lights and found objects into her work and is largely involved in exploring pattern, repetition and logic in nature.