Carmen was born in Positano, Italy, where she grew up tended to by an Ozzie hippie mom and a host of international artists and eccentrics. Her early food consisted of mystical persian poetry, hungarian cartoon strips, singing drag acts and travel… After training at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK, she toured with theater companies, worked at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, played in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" and opposite John Turturro in "Secret Passage", to name a few. Her favorite experience on  stage was playing Philomele in Wertenbaker’s “The Love of the Nightingale” for Theatre Melange... such encounters with greek tragedy developed her interest in mythology which she further investigated with studies in psychological astrology at Liz Greene’s CPA. Her expanding research needed a more personal outlet as this weave engendered a stronger and stronger visionary dream life, so she unearthed her childhood passion for paint and poetry. She spent years compulsively experimenting in a kind of alchemical laboratory, putting Shakespeare on canvas rather than on stage.  In the autumn of 2012 she began having a series of dreams about plants—this lasted a whole year and restructured her worldview significantly. Shortly after she started creating the Pholarchos Tarot deck that is being published in spring 2018. Along with a trusted team, she is preparing a tarot tour of some of the paintings from the deck that will travel to New York, Boston, Chicago as a first section of the project. A theater piece based on the characters in the deck will travel with the exhibit.  

Carmen Cassandra Sorrenti

Carmen Sorrenti è nata a Positano da un grembo australiano ed un oncia di polline della Magna Grecia.

Come Atena, è apparsa indossando l’armatura della sua ricerca: la forza leggera di una forma essenziale.

Per onorare questa forza creativa, da bambina ha deciso che sarebbe stata attrice.

E dopo aver studiato a Londra, alla Guildhall School of Music & Drama (avendo come compagni, tra gli altri, Daniel Craig, Joseph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor…), a Tokyo, con un maestro di Teatro No, dopo aver preso parte a numerose produzioni teatrali e cinematografiche (tra gli altri, con Martin Scorsese, John Turturro, Leonardo Di Caprio, Cameron Diaz…)

…è salpata col vascello della sua passione di sempre:

la Pittura.

Danzando sulla tela, andando a pescare, con l’assoluta libertà del colore, l’indicibile, l’immanifesto, quello che da tempo aspettava un mezzo, uno sguardo, il coraggio di un’attenzione rivolta anche su ciò che un “corpo” o una “parola” non potranno mai rendere visibile.

Una rivelazione che lascia parlare il simbolo, l’archetipo.

Che viaggia direttamente da una dimensione a un’altra.

Dal sacro al dissacrato, dall’umano al Sovrumano, passando dalla Terra di Mezzo del Sogno.

In questa ricerca, ogni passo compiuto trova il suo posto, come un puzzle d’arte e di vita.

E questo sito vuole essere un passo in più verso l’ignoto, per raccontarlo.

Un messaggio in una bottiglia, che porti una chiave (alchemica) in più a chi lo navigherà e riporti indietro qualche granello di sabbia colorata.


Carmen Sorrenti was born in Positano, conceived in an Australian womb with a speck of pollen from "Magna Grecia".

Like Athena, she burst out wearing the armour of her search: the airy potency of an essential form.

To honour this creative force, as a child she decided to become an actress.

And after having studied in London, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (with fellow students such as Daniel Craig, Joseph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor), in Tokyo with a Noh master, after having taken part in numerous theatre and film productions (including ones with Martin Scorsese, John Turturro, Leonardo di Caprio, Cameron Diaz)…

…she set sail on the vessel of an ancient passion:


Dancing on canvas, diving down, with complete chromatic freedom, to the unspeakable, the unmanifest, that which waits for a vehicle, a way of seeing, the courage of an awareness turned towards that which a “body” or a “word” can never make visible.

A revelation which lets symbols and archetypes speak.

That travels directly from one dimension to another.

From reverence to irreverence, from human to other, passing through the In-between Land of Dreams.

In this search, every step finds its place, like a puzzle of art and life.

And this website is another step towards the unknown, so that it may tell its tale.

Marco Mete