Rosanna Gaddoni

Visual Artist


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 need, 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 classical realistic 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.

She is member of Portrait Society of America.

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 the 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 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 (acrylic or mixed media) conveys the power of colors, which triggers the emotional memory level with their symbolic power.
The drawings (monochrome using charcoal and graphite) involve the memory through intellectual associations, representing the human figure, living beings, or the environment in which they live and interact.

Both techniques are aimed at exploring Life and want to promote the devotion, the research, and the perception of Life.

Painting en plein air at The Colorfield Performance 2021 – Elst – The Netherlands




9 – 21 June / INTERNATIONAL SUMI-E EXHIBITION Collective in Tokyo Japan

June / THE COLORFIELD PERFORMANCE The Netherlands June 2021

TOP 15% Boldbrush Painting competition May 2021 with the drawing “New Moon”

April 2021 / Bronze Award 2021 April 2021 “Artist’s choice 2021″with drawing “The Dawn” Camelback Gallery and Group Award Exhibition June – July – August 2021

April 2021 / Bronze Award 2021 April 2021 “Amazing Animals 2021″with drawing “The Ghost” Camelback Gallery and Group Award Exhibition April – May – June 2021

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

April 2021 / 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”


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


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)


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


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

Interview on art magazine MA’ NANAS February 2021 issue

Roccart’s Painters – Roccartgallery at Ex Filanda – Loro Ciuffenna IT – from 6 to 15 September 2019

Per Visibilia ad Invisibilia – ONArt Gallery Firenze (IT) – from 18 to 28/05/2019

Press: ExibartToscanarte

Tra Figurativo e Informale – Galleria Merlino Firenze IT – from 8 to 18/03/2019

Bianco & Nero – Roccart Gallery Firenze IT – from 15/01 to 09/02/2019

Press: Firenze TodayEvensi

She is Art – Roccart Gallery Firenze IT – from 26/02 to 28/03/2019

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