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I've been painting since I was a teenager. I give credit to my dad for dragging the whole family, since the time my siblings and I were little kids, to all those museums every time we visited a new city or country. Even a quiet Sunday afternoon at home would turn into a trip to the local modern museum. I never quite understood the impact of art until I began making it myself in my teenage years. And everything began to make sense to me. Art is a good thing. There is no world without art.



"I was struck by your use of color in both your sculptures and paintings, and your fascination with human form and its strangeness. Your portraits remind me of the work of Lucian Freud. Your figures--through their body language, features and expressions--appear to capture something essential about the human form, achieve their honesty and accuracy by eschewing realism and through distortion."         -Anna Gaissert   

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ISABELLA DI SCLAFANI

Born 1967 in Montreal, Canada. Lives and works in Montreal.

Education

1989   B.F.A. with distinction, (Painting & Drawing), Concordia University, Montreal

1992   Fine Arts teaching diploma, McGill University, Montreal

Select Exhibitions

2017   The Trinity Bellwoods Flea Market, Toronto, July 16

2017   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, July 14-16

2017   Makeology Almost Summer Fair, Toronto, June 3

2016   City of Craft,Toronto

2016   souk@sat - Take 13, Montreal

2016   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto

2016   Mtl en Arts, Montreal

2015   souk@sat - Take 12, Montreal

2015   Buy Some Damn Art, online exhibition, new paintings

2015   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto

2015   Mtl en Arts, (Festival International de Montreal en Arts), Montreal

2015   Buy Some Damn Art,online exhibition

2014   Art in Boxes, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014   BLACK & WHITE show, CUBE gallery, Ottawa

2014   FIMA (Festival International de Montreal en Arts), Montreal

2014   EROS, ARBOR gallery CfCA, Vankleek Hill, ON

2012   Great BIG smalls VIII, CUBE gallery, Ottawa

Awards

2015   2nd prize,Honourable Mention in Painting,Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2014   1st prize,Festival International de Montreal en Arts, Montreal

1989   2nd Prize,CLAUDE LAFITTE gallery exhibition contest

Publications / Artist Features

2017   Maison & Demeure magazine, May 2017 issue

2016   ZINC magazine, numéro 38, SPÉCIAL HÉRITAGE issue

2016   METAL online magazine, interview Jan 12, www.dailymetal.eu.com

2015   thejealouscurator, feature September 29, www.thejealouscurator.com