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 Selenograd Gallery 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 seeks 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
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.
1996/97: Active collaboration at the staging of the Forma Urbis exhibition part of the Biennale of Gubbio, in February.
April 1997: Group exhibition of engraving Atelier Gallery Perugia in April 1997 Group exhibition Whats there Atelier Gallery Perugia.
September 1997: Degree in Painting, awarded on Sept. 23, 1997 at the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia with a score of 110 cum laude / 110. Thesis History of Art titled Light Matter in the Art of the XX Century. With Prof. Bruno Cora.
August 1998: author of the work chosen to represent the manifesto at the Vinarelli 98 festival for the fifteenth edition of Pro Loco Torgiano.
Exhibitions and events:
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 dAnnunzio. 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.
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.
January 16 to 24: Collective at Contemporary Art Gallery IG-Gallery, Montmartre, Paris, France.
1 to 15 February 2015: Group exhibition Art & Wine at the Historic Cantine Buttafuoco, Canneto Pavese (PV), Italy.
15 to 28 February 2015: Minipersonale Art & Wine at the Historic Cantine Buttafuoco, Canneto Pavese (PV), Italy.
14 to 22 February 2015: Minipersonale Hall Of the Vaults Spello (PG), Italy.
8 to 15 March: Event Violated Identities At the Civic Museums, Pesaro, Italy.
27 to 28 March 2015: Event Violated Identities At the Council Chamber. Porto SantElpidio, Italy.
from March 27, 2015 (Standing): Minipersonale Main street Bevagna, Bevagna (PG), Italy.
1-15 April 2015: Group exhibition Art & Wine at the Historic Cantine Buttafuoco, Canneto Pavese (PV), Italy.
11 to 12 April 2015: Event Violated Identities at the Council Chamber, Aquino, Latina, Italy.
from July 3 to August 3, 2015: Staff At the Museum of Lace Isola Maggiore, Lake Trasimeno (PG), Italy.
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
4 July 2015: charity auction Capanne (PG) in extemporaneous painting.
from 8 June to 25 July 2015: Collective Benevento at the Public Library.
from July to September 15, 2015: Mini-personal at the Lace Museum Isola Maggiore, Lake Trasimeno (PG), Umbria, Italy.
August 20, 2015: Extemporaneous Vinarelli 2015 Torgiano (PG), Umbria, Italy.
from February to September permanent exhibition Arbez Art Gallery, Corso Matteotti 96, Bevagna (PG), Umbria, Italy.
from 25 to 29 August 2015: Collective Violated Identities Caesar Rivera Hall, Fibbioni Palace, Via San Bernardino LAquila (AQ), Abruzzo, Italy.
from 25 to 28 September 2015: Expo 2015 Festival Art di Spoleto (PG), Art Director Prof. Sandro Trotti Spoleto, Italy.
from November 2015: Representation Gallery Galeria Gaudμ, Madrid, Spain.
19 to 24 November 2015: Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany