Anna-Lena Cäcilia Ledl

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Anna-Lena Cäcilia Ledl

Aged 19

The Florence Academy of Art Sculpture Program

Instructor(s): Robert Bodem, Eudald de Juana, Mitch Shea, Maudie Brady, Sanne van Tongeren, Melissa Kennedy

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Wait for me

Water based clay

43 x 30 cms (16 3/4 x 11 3/4 ins)


Water based clay

30 x 20 cms (11 3/4 x 7 3/4 ins)

Within you

Water based clay

48 x 20 cms (18 3/4 x 7 3/4 ins)


Water based clay

100 x 20 cms (39 1/4 x 7 3/4 ins)


Water based clay

100 x 40 cms (39 1/4 x 15 1/2 ins)


My long-term Educational and Carrer Goals

I have been studying at the Florence Academy of Art since october 2016, since then I have experienced a great change, in both my work and my view on working as a traditional trained sculptor. It is overwhelming for me to see how much I have learned in sculpting and drawing in this first year of studying here. This progress of learning not only made my techniques and skills grow, it also made my personality and my creativity grow.

Even though I am still very young, I feel a deep motivation and strong will to dedicate my life to the creation of works of art. I constantly get inspiration and new ideas, so I am creating things restlessly. I want continue the sculpture program here, to learn how to master sculpting and drawing the human figure.

Sculpting the human portrait is our main interest here in the sculpture program, and it is the subject that I feel already the most connected to and comfortable doing. I currently strive to accommodate a multitude of priorities in my work, namely a deep commitment to observing and empathize in a subject in order to create work that contains the senses and physicality of the natural world. After graduating  school, I would like to continue to experiment with the skills and my own artistic voice I have attained, striving to create works of realist art throughout my life.

By employing a style with emphasis on the naturalistic and organic, and by working with ideas invoked by the contemporary world that surrounds us and basic emotions that have been a consistent part of the human experience, I hope to engage the viewer and provide them with a new perspective on the aspects of life upon which the work touches. The goal of my artistic career is to bring inspiration, sensitivity an thoughtfullness to others with my works of art. 

Because of my young age, I am dependent of financial support from my mother. My mother is on her limit of being able to help me, also because I have two younger siblings who also need support and care. This year I got awarded with the TIAC Group scholarship (2500$), but it is still a unbearable amount of fees to pay for the next school year. It would be a huge relief and great help if you can support me financially with your scholarship.


Curriculum Vitae

Anna-Lena Cäcilia Ledl
born on the 28th of september 1997
Neuberg 210
5532 Filzmoos, Austria
+43 664213 8878 or +39 3425114269


2012 - 2016                                       
Technical School for arts and crafts - Department for sculpture (HTL Hallein) Salzburg Austria. Student under The Florence Academy of Art alumni Johanna Schwaiger.

2015 - 2016                                       
Attending nude figure evening drawing courses, teached by famous austrian sculptor Josef Zenzmaier in Hallein Austria.

Since october 2016   
The Florence Academy of Art - Sculpture Program, Florence Italy.    

Internships and work experience

07/2013 - 08/2013                           

Internship at Stonemanson "Herzgsell GmbH" in Altenmarkt im Pongau,  Austria.

02/2015 - 03/2015                          
Comission - carving of a snow sculpture for the skiing region Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Austria.

07/2015 - 08/2015                          
Internship at Stonemanson "Herzgsell GmbH" in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria.

Working as a casting assistent with international artists, such as Grezgorz Gwiazda, at the "Artist in Residence" program at  the Gallery Schloss Wiespach, Hallein Austria.

Sculpting a clay sculpture amog international artists, such as Lori Shorin and Marc Vinciguerra, at the annual public art event "Kunstinsel", Pernerinsel Hallein Austria

Media and press apperance

Interview about the annual public art event "Kunstinsel" in Hallein Austria, published in the national newspaper "Kronenzeitung".

Interview about the annual public art event "Kunstinsel" in Hallein Austria, published in the newspaper "Tennengauer Nachrichten".

A double page article about my work as a young artist, published in the austrian magazine "Show off - Spontankunst".



08/2016 - 09/2016                          
Two month long exhebition of my final project of the "HTL Hallein" during the annual public art event "Kunstinsel" in Hallein Austria.



TIAC Group Scholarship Award - 2500$ for the upcoming academic school year.