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. Credit also goes to my mom who bought oil pastel sets and drawing pads for us to use at home. Encouragement from both my parents were essential in allowing me to think that becoming an artist was a realistic possibility. Art is a good thing and can be enjoyable most of the time. I think a world without art would be a very sad place indeed.

ISABELLA DI SCLAFANI

Currently based in Montreal, Canada.

Education

B.F.A. (Painting & Drawing), Concordia University, Mtl

Select Exhibitions

2018 The Other Art Fair BROOKLYN, NY

2018   The Other Art Fair CHICAGO

2018   Nahcotta, Enormous Tiny Art #24

2018   The Other Art Fair BROOKLYN, NY

2018   The Artist Project, INSTALLATION ZONE, Toronto

2017   souk@sat - Take 14, Montreal

2017   The Other Art Fair BROOKLYN, NY

2017   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto

2016   souk@sat - Take 13, Montreal

2016   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto

2016   Mtl en Arts Outdoor Art Festival, Montreal

2015   souk@sat - Take 12, Montreal

2015   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto

2015   Mtl en Arts Outdoor Art Festival, Montreal

2015   Buy Some Damn Art, spring and fall shows

2014   BLACK & WHITE show, CUBE gallery, Ottawa

2014   FIMA (Festival International de Montreal en Arts)

2014   EROS, ARBOR gallery CfCA, Vankleek Hill, ON

2012   Great BIG smalls VIII, CUBE gallery, Ottawa

Awards

2015   2nd prize Painting, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2014   1st prize, Grand Prize Best of Show, FIMA, Montreal

1989   2nd Prize, CLAUDE LAFITTE gallery contest

Publications / Artist Features

2018 www.thejealouscurator.com, feature Sept 26.

2017   Maison & Demeure magazine, June issue

2017   Maison & Demeure magazine, May issue

2016   ZINC magazine, no. 38, SPÉCIAL HÉRITAGE

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

2015   www.thejealouscurator.com, feature Sept 29.