Isabela D’Amado was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Graduated from Montevideo’s School of Architecture in 1984, she moved to the United States to study drawing and painting at the University of Maryland (1985/89) and at Yale University (1990/91). She arrived in Paris in 1992 and later settled down in Strasburg, France, where she lives and works since 1994. Very interested in volume and direct handling of materials, she turned to sculpture in 2000. Either transformed or taken out of their usual context, the forms created by the artist are always inspired by the figurative world. Modelled in terra cotta or plaster or carved in stone, her sculpture explores the sensuality of body parts, the lacerations of being. Her work has been shown since 1979, personal exhibitions have been held in Washington, D.C., Montevideo, Paris, Strasburg and Ostend.