Born in San Severo (Italy) in 1973, Keziat Terracciano, alias Keziat, approaches the world of visual arts at an early age. In 1998 she graduates at the Academy of Fine Arts in Foggia (Apulia) and begins to collaborate with galleries and publishing houses in Italy and abroad. Since then Keziat has presented her works in Venice, Rome, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Porto, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Florence, Milan, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Singapore.
From 1996 to 2003 Keziat creates mainly paintings on canvas characterized by the representation of lunar, fantastic and mysterious worlds. From 2003 to 2008 she focuses on woman figures in an intimate, erotic and grotesque vein. During these years she draws numerous cartoons and illustrations for major publishing companies such as Enciclopediae Britannica (Chicago), Synergebooks (New York), 123Publishing House (Hong Kong), Altar Magazine (New York) and Clock Magazine (Los Angeles). Since 2006 Keziat collaborates with Violipiano Arts creating and producing interdisciplinary performance of music, dance, theater and visual arts. Projects such as Music for Your Eyes, Archi Liberi, Silenzio Assoluto or Fiddler in the Loop are the result of a constant research in the world of animation and video art.
Visionaria, her latest cycle of works, begins in 2009 with several black & white ink drawings on big sheet of paper and canvas. Subsequently it is enriched by various video animations, installations and performances. Her works become an introspective journey, a contemporary vision that of the world filtered through the lens of imagination. In 2010 the video animation Memoria di un Folle wins the fifth edition of MAGMART, the international video art festival presented in collaboration with PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli; made in stop motion, it is acquired by the permanent collection of CAM, the Contemporary Art Museum of Casoria (Italy). In 2012 and 2013 Visionaria becomes an international exhibition project; five solo shows with different themes and curators in five different spaces such as the MAT Museo dell’Alto Tavoliere of San Severo (Italy), the Cultural Center Elsa Morante in Rome (Italy), Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ in New York, the Sabiana Paoli Art Gallery in Singapore and the Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam. Recently she has crafted a video animation logo for Hollywood company Umano Productions which will open all their films.