Biography

Donatella Marraoni began her magnificent journey into the world of art in ’95, when she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, Italy graduating in 1998 with first class honors. In this same year she relocated to England where she lived for 5 years.

She hence began to exhibit in Italy and abroad in prestigious private galleries and public places, immediately receiving important awards and the consensus of specialized critics. In March 2014 she received an award from the Director of the Gallery Selenograd in Russia and began to exhibit and sell her works worldwide.

In her paintings, the woman is the central subject: protagonist in scenes of love, awaiting, passion, pain, abandonment, desire, perversion. Donatella defines her works born out of chaos, confusion and characterized by strong lines, quick, unfinished, scratchy. The artist wants to evoke emotions, narrate situations and tell life stories using different means of communication and extremely varied between them such as oil, ink, pigments, glass, cement and coffee. “Her women” talk about love and men … first of all of her father who enrolled her at the Academy and now, although he is no longer, he fully participates in her creations being her memories fixed on canvas by the use of cement. Her father… a mason… a man… the first whom understood, her first true supporter. To him, the works “letters of coffee” are dedicated where the artist tells of herself and intimately opens to him. Her first exhibition dates back to 1997 and since then until today numerous personal and collective exhibitions have followed in galleries and museums in Italy and abroad.

Representing Galleries:

Galeria Gaudì – Madrid, Spain
Galleria Imago — Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Galleria “Il Pozzo” – Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Important Collaborations:

since 2015: Active collaboration with Saatchi Art

Exhibitions and events:

2017

dal 1 al 17 aprile 2017: Colletiva—Rotary Club, Foligno (PG), Italia.
Maggio 2017: Index Fiera, Dubai in collaborazione con ZANIN Venezia 1972.
dal 10 Giugno 2017: Personale presso Imago Galleria d’Arte, Perugia (PG), Italia
dal 30 Settembre: Collaborazione con la Galleria “Il Pozzo”, Cortona (AR), Toscana, Italia.
Novembre 2017: Personale presso la Galleria “Il Pozzo”, Cortona (AR), Toscana, Italia.

2016

27 to 30 October 2016: AAF-Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Holland.
6 to 28 August 2016: Group exhibition “La Nobil Ebrezza” —Exhibition Rooms of the Fortezza di Montepulciano, (SI), Italy.
2 to 21 August 2016: Personal exhibition — Ringhiera Umbra, Montefalco (PG) , Italy.
from 15 July to 15 September 2016: Personal exibition —Museo del Merletto, Isola Maggiore, Lago Trasimeno (PG), Italy.
from 9 April to 15 May 2016: Group exhibition – Arte in Moto – Rotary Club Foligno -AFAS – Palazzo Camilli, Nocera Umbra (PG), Italy.
2 to 10 April 2016: Group exhibition – Torre Strozzi “Femminile Plurale” – Perugia (PG), Italy.
from November 2015 to August 2016: Permanent Exhibition – Via delle Terme, 1, Bevagna (PG), Italy.

2015

19 to 24 November 2015: Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany
from November 2015:  Representing Gallery – Galeria Gaudì, Madrid, Spain
from 25 to 28 September 2015: Expo 2015 Festival Art di Spoleto (PG), Art Director – Prof. Sandro Trotti –  Spoleto, Italy.
from 25 to 29 August 2015: Collective Violated Identities – Caesar Rivera Hall, Fibbioni Palace, Via San Bernardino – L’Aquila (AQ), Abruzzo, Italy.
from February to September 2015: permanent exhibition – Arbez Art Gallery, Corso Matteotti 96, Bevagna (PG), Umbria, Italy.
August 20, 2015: Extemporaneous Vinarelli 2015 – Torgiano (PG), Umbria, Italy.
from July to September 15, 2015: Mini-personal at the Lace Museum – Isola Maggiore, Lake Trasimeno (PG), Umbria, Italy.
from 8 June to 25 July 2015: Collective – Benevento – at the Public Library.
4 July 2015: charity auction Capanne (PG) in extemporaneous painting.
from June 26 to July 12, 2015: Collective – 17 artists for 17 days – at the Literary Cafe at the Spoleto Festival of the 2 Worlds
from July 3 to August 3, 2015: Staff – At the Museum of Lace – Isola Maggiore, Lake Trasimeno (PG), Italy.
11 to 12 April 2015: Event Violated Identities – at the Council Chamber, Aquino, Latina, Italy.
1-15 April 2015: Group exhibition – Art & Wine – at the Historic Cantine Buttafuoco, Canneto Pavese (PV), Italy.
from March 27, 2015 (Standing): Minipersonale – Main street Bevagna, Bevagna (PG), Italy.
27 to 28 March 2015: Event Violated Identities – At the Council Chamber. Porto Sant’Elpidio, Italy.
8 to 15 March 2015: Event Violated Identities – At the Civic Museums, Pesaro, Italy.
14 to 22 February 2015: Mini-personal – Hall Of the Vaults – Spello (PG), Italy.
15 to 28 February 2015: Mini-personal – Art & Wine – at the Historic Cantine Buttafuoco, Canneto Pavese (PV), Italy.
1 to 15 February 2015: Group exhibition – Art & Wine – at the Historic Cantine Buttafuoco, Canneto Pavese (PV), Italy.
January 16 to 24: Collective – at Contemporary Art Gallery IG-Gallery, Montmartre, Paris, France.

2014

January 11, 2014: Auction for charity FiorGen: Work Title: Sometimes It Seems so difficult. Florence, Italy.
from February 12 to March 6, 2014: Collective – Russia at the Selenograd gallery, Moscow, Russia.
16 to 22 February 2014: ArteINsanremo – Group exhibition – Art Sanremo 2000 Sanremo, Italy.
February 2014: House Auctions Caput Mundi, Rome, Italy.
24 to 27 February 2014 – Collective – In Fieri – Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy.
from 13 March to 6 April 2014: Group exhibition at the Na Kascirche gallery, Moscow, Russia.
17 to 23 March 2014: Collective – Eliseo Theatre, Rome, Italy.
from March 26 to April 9, 2014: Collective – at Domus Talenti – Rome, Italy.
from 11 to 15 April 2014: Collective – Piazza del Popolo Rome (Augustinian), Rome, Italy.
from 29 April to 4 May 2014: Collective – at the Teatro Nuovo, Milan, Italy.
from 4 to 11 May 2014: Collective – The Belgaum Castel – Pavia (PV) Italy.
June 5, 2014: EUREKA AWARD 6th edition – Via Tomacelli, 23, Rome, Italy
End of June 2014: Exhibition at the Scuderia of Villa Borromeo in Arcore (MB), Italy
July 2014: International Art Exhibition City of Gubbio 2014 – Diocesan Museum and St. Mary Church of the Laity – Gubbio (PG), Italy.
July / August 2014: Collective – at the Rocca of Montefalco, Montefalco (PG), Italy.
August 2014: International Art Exhibition City of Gubbio 2014 – Diocesan Museum and St. Mary Church of the Laity – Gubbio (PG), Italy.
August 2014: Collective – Council Chamber, Gualdo Cattaneo (PG), Italy
September 2014: Collective – Town Square, Panicale (PG), Italy.
from 8 September 2014 to October 8, 2014: Collective – at the Rocca of Montefalco (PG), Italy.
September 26 to 29 2014: Expo 2014 Art Festival of Spoleto (PG), Cloister of St. Nicholas by Prof. Sandro Trotti with director & critic Prof. Gianmarco Puntelli.
from September 27 to October 5, 2014: Personal – Chianciano Terme, Tuscany, Italy.
1 to 5 October 2014: Collective – Permanent, Via Borgo Aretino, 11 / C, Assisi (PG), Italy.
4 to 10 September 2014: Collective – 5th Base, First Thursdays Gallery, London, UK
November 28, 2014: Collective – New Theatre, International Prize – Gift of Humanity, Arcore (MB), Italy.
from November 29 to December 15, 2014: Collective – At the Church of Bruno, Arcore (MB), Italy.
from December 19, 2014 to 9 January 2015: Collective – at the Cloister of St. Augustine, Montefalco (PG), Italy.
from 22 December 2014 to 6 January 2015: Collective – Exhibtion Center at Saint-Petersburg Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2013

from July 12 to August 1, 2013: Meetings and visions – Collective – Spoleto Gallery Walter Tobagi – International Association for the Arts, Spoleto (PG), Italy.
from September 6 to September 26, 2013: Art Without Borders – Collective – Spoleto Gallery Walter Tobagi , Spoleto (PG), Italy.
from October 4 to October 26, 2013: Notre Art de Turin – Collective exhibition at The Over Evening Hall in Via Sabaudia Turin. Turin (TO), Italy.
from 01 October to 30 October 2013: Visions of coffee – Personal – exhibition at Mercatanti, Foligno (PG), Italy.
from November 30 to December 8, 2013: Florence Biennale, Ethics DNA of Art, Florence (FI), Italy.
from December 6 to December 21, 2013: The path of the Goddess – Collective – An international festival of contemporary art in Latin Theatre d’Annunzio. Italy.
December 8, 2013: Save the Children – Charity Auction, Bologna, Italy.
from December 9, 2013 to January 11, 2014: Art for research FiorGen IX Ed., 2013. At the Archaeological Museum of Florence, Florence, Italy.