Donatella Marraoni

Donatella Marraoni

Foligno, Umbria, Italy

About Donatella Marraoni

Professional artist, graduated with Maxima cum Laude in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, Italy.
Rapresenting Galleries.
Imago Gallery Perugia - Italy -Galeria Gaudì – Madrid, Spain
Immagini Italart—Cremona, Italy
Paintings are in private collections in Los Angeles,Paris,New York, Moscow, Washington,Canada, Florida, California London,Nice,St. Louis, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy and so on..

She perfectioned her style in 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… 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


September 1997: Degree in Fine Arts, received September 23, 1997 at the Academy of Fine Arts, "Pietro Vannucci", Perugia with a score of 110/110 cum Laude. Art history thesis entitled "Matter of Light in the Twentieth Century." Examined by Professor Bruno Corà.
Year 1996/97: Active collaboration work in the staging of the Forma Urbis exhibition as part of the Gubbio Biennial, February 1997.
April 1997: Collective exhibition of engraving at the Atelier Art Gallery Perugia, April 1997 Collective exhibition "Che c'è" at the Atelier Art Gallery Perugia.

August 1998: author of the work chosen to represent the exhibition "Vinarelli '98" bill board on the fifteenth edition of Pro Loco Torgiano.


from 11th January 2014 – Florence Archaeological Museum - Charity Auction "FiorGen": Title of piece: “Sometimes it seems so difficult”.

February: House Auction "Caput Mundi", Rome, Italy.


Key Exhibitions:
27 to 30 October 2016: AAF-Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Holland.
November 2015 AAF Hamburg, Germany
2015-16 Galeria Gaudì, Madrid, Spain.
December 2014 Exhibtion Center, St. Petersburg, Russia.
November 2013 Florence Biennale, 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.
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.
January 16 to 24: Collective – at Contemporary Art Gallery IG-Gallery, Montmartre, Paris, France.
15 to 28 February 2015: Minipersonale – Art & Wine – at the Historic Cantine Buttafuoco, Canneto Pavese (PV), 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 Sant’Elpidio, 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,
from November 2015: Representation Gallery – Galeria Gaudì, Madrid, Spain.
19 to 24 November 2015: Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany
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