ABOUT ME

VANDA DAMINATO

VISUAL ARTIST

Vanda Daminato was born on 24th May 1951 in Mezzolombardo (Trento), Italy. Her father was a chief military officer and this meant that her family moved regularly, therefore she has been exposed to challenging experiences since her childhood. The family lived for longest in Brescia and Bolzano and these places influenced Daminato’s sensitivity, studies, friends and acquaintances the most. After obtaining her diploma and taking up law at the University of Ferrara, Daminato began painting under the careful and loving guidance of her mother. Vanda loves nature and animals and has a particular fascination with horses and equestrian competitions and this is expressed in her paintings, which are often about these intelligent and noble animals in a natural environment. Daminato is also found of archaeology and is very interested in history and art, especially from Ancient Egypt, Magna Greece and Ancient Rome. She has been working as a professional artist since 1970 creating pieces of great relevance, quality and originality. In 1987 she graduated from ‘Magistero of the Foerderburg von Kunst und Kultur’ (Vaduz) and she is a member of the Pisa Association of Engravers, as well as the Association of Engravers in Italy, which was founded in 1954 by a group of painters and engravers including De Chirico, Marini and Campigli. From 1979 to 1982 Daminato lived in Bonn where she worked for the Editor Marktpreisverlag and illustrated books for several collectors, and, together with the fashion designer Trussardi, she was part of the team who designed and chose the colours for the varnishing of Augusta 109A, a helicopter for the USA market. As a designer, she has also created the poster of ‘The Car and the Mind’ for the Committee on Human Values, the president of which is Antonio Craxi, and the poster for the 29th Bancarella Sport Prize at Pontremoli. In 1991 Daminato designed the image of the Meristel-Sirti-Pirelli Group for Telecom ’91 and was very successful at the ‘6e Exposition mondiales des telecomunications’ (Geneve). In this period Daminato reached a happy state of expressive and creative freedom in her work and the details in her pieces reflect the effects of technical-scientific telecommunications by using several different materials, such as optical fibers. Daminato believes that the subjects of her work, whatever they are, can be portrayed and modified through light, chromatic luminescent colours and fine contrasts of different nuances.

Some of her clients include:

Banco Ambroveneto – La Centrale Fondi SPA,
Feltrinelli Giangiacomo Editore SPA,
Corpo Automobilistico dell’Esercito Italiano,
Gruppo Goglio Luigi Milano SPA,
Sarplast SPA,
Meritalia SPA.

Daminato is often invited to take part in prestigious exhibitions in Italy and abroad and some past exhibitions include:

Palazzo Grassi, Venezia 1979;
GalerieInternationale, New York 1981;
Fortezza da Basso, Firenze 2001;
Sharjah Art Museum 2005;
Grand Palais, Paris 2012;
National Library of Shanghai PuDong, Shanghai 2013;
Amsterdam Whitney;
International Fine Art Inc., New York 2013;
Museum Casa Batllò, Barcelona 2013;
Wison Art Museum, Shanghai 2013;
MOYA, Museum of Young Art, Wien 2013;
Milan Art & Events Center, Milan 2013;
Expo Italia Real Estate, Fieramilanocity, Milan 2014;
Meeting in Shanghai, Shanghai 2014;
Spectrum, Miami Art Fair 2014;
Art UpCLOSE, New York 2015;
Saatchi Art 2015;
Meeting in Shanghai, Shanghai 2015;
Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015, New York City;
Artexpo New York 2015;
Spectrum, Miami Art Fair 2015;
Art Monaco 2016;
Art Germany 2016, Stuttgart;
Spectrum, Miami Art Show 2016;
Contemporanei agli Uffizi, Firenze 2016;
Gallerique, Chicago 2017.

She currently splits her time between Milan and her countryside houses in Abruzzo (Italy).