Alberta Cifolelli has a long career of exhibiting throughout the United States and Japan. In 1990, The National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibited Cifolelli’s painting, “Cleavage,” now part of their permanent collection, in the monumental Four Centuries of Women's Art.
She has had over 50 solo exhibitions in New York City and various U.S. galleries and museums and is included in over 300 public collections including the United Nations, Vassar College, and PepsiCo.
In 2007, she was named one of 18 Distinguished Alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art in celebration of the Institute's 125th Anniversary. The Archives of American Art at The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C have Cifolelli’s letters and archives.
Cifolelli was the Institute for Visual Artists chairman throughout the 1990’s and will
have a major exhibition at CUNY in 2018.
My work is intensely personal and alludes to life events, many of my own. Working with memory and imagination, I paint flowers and landscapes, subjects not often taken seriously.
It is an unrealistic use of color and imagery that aligns me with the Symbolist movement and that drives the work into fantasy and metaphor.