Claudia Cucchi was born in Brazil in 1969. She graduated at the University of Fine Arts in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1992 and later took a specialization course in photography and graphic design. She then moved to Italy and, between 1999 and 2003, began jewellery studies with the contemporary jewellery school Alchimia in Florence. There she studied under Giampaolo Babetto, Manuel Vilhena and Andrea Frahm. Her work has been seen in exhibitions in Italy, Germany, USA, Austria, Denmark, UK, Poland, Brazil and The Netherlands. In 2002 she obtained the "Nature and Time" award at The Goldsmiths House, Hanau, Germany and "Joias do Brasil" award, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2004.
Claudia Cucchi's work is an ensemble of memories that come together to form her pieces, like fragments from the past captured and kept forever. She likes to take photographs that represent a certain moment of her life, giving a strong identity to her work. Images of her home country, of her travels or her everyday life, merging to form a poetic language, telling us more about the artist herself, her emotions, her thoughts. Her latest work has seen the introduction of more colour, originating from her photographs, and transposed onto the surface of her pieces. The size of the elements have become smaller in time and the many segments of her work are put together to form a puzzle-like picture for us to re-interpret.