Angela Maria Scarparo, but also simply Daniela…
She defines herself as a person of multiple shades, starting from her name. For some, Angela, for others, Angela Maria and for others, simply Daniela … Omen nomen, said the ancients, and perhaps for this artist, the variety in her names enriches and emphasizes creativity.
With her husband Antonio and her son Riccardo plus two pets (Ettore and Neve), Daniela lives in Abano Terme, a town at the foot of the Euganean Hills, in the province of Padua, which is where her study is based.
In her strong desire to experiment with materials and colours, she was into painting even as a child, and used her savings to buy paintbrushes and tubes of paint, obtaining even at a very young age, prizes and recognition awards.
Her attendance at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice was of cardinal importance, as was her training with the great masters Emilio Vedova, Edmondo Bacci, Cesco Magnolato, from whom Angela Scarparo inherited the power of graphic signs as well as the evocative and narrative strength of colours. Thanks to them, she has also found further stimuli to her continuous need for research and the love of limitlessness in all that is possible.
Her years at the International School of Graphic Design were the successful completion of her training.
Her Curriculum of studies enabled her to obtain a qualification for the teaching of art and painting techniques and to specialise in chalcography, lithography, xylography, silkscreen painting, in carpet-making applying the hand tufted technique, in silk decorating by using classical, oriental as well as experimental techniques. In this field, an enlightening meeting with Aurora Papafava, an expert in art and fabric painting, helped her to explore further her interest in silk decorating and to open the doors to the mastery of the technique she uses today for silk painting and for the creation of jewels and accessories.
She is a member of the National Association of Engravers, has also been the President of the cultural Association “Segno Grafico per la Stampa d’Arte Contemporanea” based in Venice and figures among the contemporary artists in the records of twentieth century Modern Art of the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florence.
Here are only some the numerous recognition awards and acknowledgements she has received:
MAIN PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS
PADOVA Art Gallery “L’ALFIERE”
ABANO TERME TOWN HALL ART GALLERY
POZZONOVO TOWN HALL LIBRARY
BOLOGNA A.R.C.I. NONNO RISORTO
BELO HORIZONTE (Brasile) GALERIA DE CAIXA 1991
COLLE S. LUCIA BELLUNO 1995-96
ABANO TERME MONTIRONE Museum (Personal exhibition – 2000)
HER WORKS ARE ALSO ON SHOW AT:
Archivio Patriarcale di Venezia
Town Hall Art Gallery of Abano Terme
Town Hall Art Gallery of La Spezia
Parish Church of Abano Terme
Art Gallery “DE CAIXA” Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
Solesino Town Hall – Town Council room
Italian and foreign private Collectors
MAIN JOINT EXHIBITIONS
VENICE – OPERA BEVILACQUA LA MASA
BAD SALZUFLEN (Germania Federale) – DAS FACHWERCK
ROME – GALLERIA SEGNO GRAFICO
SAN PAOLO (Brazil)
BUENOS AIRES (Argentina)
PIAZZOLA SUL BRENTA – VILLA CONTARINI
- MARIA DI SALA – VILLA FARSETTI
BASSANO – Centro Culturale SCREMIN
VENICE – Centre of International Engravers
ROME – Caffe NOTEGE N di Via del babbuino
BARCELONA (Spain) 10° Premi Internazional de Gravat MINI PRINT
BELGIUM 1990 Ex Libris “EROS”
NEW YORK – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art – 1990
PHILADELPHIA – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art – 1991
LOS ANGELES – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art – 1992
VENICE – EX LIBRIS VENEZIA Joint exhibition – 1992
ABANO TERME – Artiste venete 1994
CHIOGGIA (VE) – Arte donna 1994
BELGRADE – IV Biennale di Grafica 1996
SARCELLES (France) – llX Biennale di Grafica 1997
VENICE – San Stae Joint exhibition 1997
VENICE – San Stae Joint exhibition 1998
VENICE – Training course on held on serti painting – 1998
SELVA DI CADORE – Joint exhibition of Graphics – 1998
ROVIGNO – Joint exhibition of Italian Engravers – 2002
ALBENGA – Palazzo Oddo Grafica Marmorina 2011
PADUA -Tango Festival 2011
PADUA – Tango Festival 2012
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND RECOGNITION AWARDS
VENICE PREMIO “LEON D’ORO” C.C.A.V.
VENICE ACCADEMICO DI CAMERINO
VENICE ACCADEMICO DEL TOLENTINO
VENICE TITLE OF CAVALIER OF THE GRAND CROSS OF S. ANDREW
VENICE ENCOMIO SOLENNE DELL’ACCADEMIA DELLE ARTI
E UROP EA – MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
VENICE ACCADEMICO D’ITALIA E DEL SABBOTINO
VENICE PALMA D’ORO
VENICE GONDOLA D’ORO
VENICE OSCAR C.CA.V.
VENICE TAVOLOZZA D’ORO
JUIZ DE FORA (Brazil) HONORARY DIPLOMA – Awarded a golden medal at the 42nd Contest SOCIETADE DE BELAS “ANTONIO P ERREIRAS” 1992
COLLECTION OF ADALBERTO SARTORI PRINTS – Mention in the magazine and collection of internationally renowned prints 2021