About

Rosanna Gaddoni

Visual Artist

Bio

Rosanna Gaddoni was born in Italy, where she had a classical education. From an early age she has showed a predisposition for art and throughout her life she has always drawn and painted as a personal enhancing her techniques through practice and insatiable self-education. Since 2010 she has been living abroad and after two years in Asia she is now based in the Netherlands, where she works and lives

After a corporate career and a first self-taught training, she attended the orientation year at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and a series of courses at the Teekenschool van het Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In 2018 and 2019 she attended drawing and painting workshops in Eduardo Durdin’s atelier in Eindhoven. In 2020, she concluded the two-year course in Leiden, for Sumi-e instructor, issued by the International Sumi-E Association of Tokyo.

She has been selected as top15% in several months in the BoldBrush International Painting competition and she has participated in numerous temporary exhibitions. She has been selected to expose at the yearly International Sumi-E exhibition held by the International Sumi-E Association and she will exhibit in Tokyo for the second time in 2021.

Rosanna’s artworks are part of private collections in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, UK, US, Canada, Turkey, Iran.

In 2021 she has been invited to participate in the “35×35 art project” and her work is also part of the permanent collection of Copelouzos Family Art Museum in Greece.

Artist Statement

In the work of Rosanna, Life exuberance is researched, perceived, explored, and celebrated. She creates artworks in which the human experience of existence is central. Her work is an invitation to open yourself to Life’s presence, as ineffable and precious.

Rosanna works mainly with abstract painting and figurative drawing techniques, to point to different sensory responses.

The abstract technique with acrylic or mixed media conveys the power of colors, which triggers the emotional memory level with their symbolic power.
Drawings involve memory with intellectual associations, with the use of different subjects representing the human figure, living beings and the environment in which they live and interact.

Both techniques are aimed at exploring life and want to promote devotion, the perception and the discovery of Life, through different themes faced and developed over time.

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  • Member of Portrait Society of America

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EXHIBITIONS/AWARDS

2021

June / INTERNATIONAL SUMI-E EXHIBITION – Tokyo Japan

Participating at the Painting event THE COLORFIELD PERFORMANCE – The Netherlands

Selected for the exhibition HUMAN NATURE in April 2021 – Colors of Humanity Gallery with the drawings: “Portrait of Joy” and “Lost Paradise”

TOP 15% Boldbrush Painting competition March 2021 with Abstract Painting “Doubts” and Drawing “Portrait of Blue”

TOP 15% Boldbrush Painting competition February 2021 with Abstract Painting “Fragment #1” and Drawing “The way I looked at the world”

TOP 15% Boldbrush Painting competition January 2021 with Abstract Painting “Fragment #10” and Drawing “Summer”

2020

TOP 15% Boldbrush Painting competition December 2020 with Abstract Painting “Fragment #1”

CFAContest November/December 2020 – Honorable Mention

9 February – 1 March / “‘T HUIS VAN LIEFHEBBER” Collective with the exhibition about Tinus Derks – Cacaofabriek Helmond The Netherlands

22 Dec 19 – 5 January / “INCONTRI” Collective exhibition – Terranuova Bracciolini Italy

2019

December/ Winner DutchArtsySoul Art Contest

August / Gran Gala Degli Iblei Palazzo Acreide (Italy) – Winner Drawing Section

June / INTERNATIONAL SUMI-E EXHIBITION Collective in Tokyo Japan

18 – 28 May / “PER VISIBILIA AD INVISIBILIA” Collective exhibition at ON Art Gallery in Florence Italy

26 February – 31 March / “SHE IS ART” Collective exhibition at Roccartgallery in Florence Italy

8-18 March / “TRA FIGURATIVO E INFORMALE” Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino in Florence Italy

19 January – 9 February / “BIANCO & NERO” Collective at Roccartgallery, Florence (19 January – 9 February 2019)

2018

29 july – 29 august / COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION at De Groene Panter in Helmond Netherlands

6 april – 18 may / COLLECTIVE at the Gemeentehuis in Deurne Netherlands

February / SOLO PORTRAITS EXHIBITION at Kwebbeltje in Helmond Netherlands

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Curated artist on art magazine MA’ NANAS February 2021

Featured on Canyon Voices Literary Magazine, Arizona state – Fall 2019
Artwork Section pag 102-103
Cover of Poetry Section pag 72-73

Selected artists Catalogue by Elena Gollini Art Blogger – 2 nd edition – 2019, pag 83 – 97

Curated artist on Dutch artsy soul art blog – 26/02/2019

Marleen Smits, De Traverse, Helmonder van de week: Ik neem tijd om schoonheid te zien,
18/09/2019 page 16

Featured by Elena Gollini art blogger, Informazione.it arte e cultura, Rosanna Gaddoni: arte di poetica realtà
14/11/2019

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