"I was raised in a family, which taught me the concept and essence of spirituality. I was born in Cartagena, Colombia, a multicultural and colorful city that influenced my style as an artist. I have been living and working in Miami, Florida for more than 30 years. The nature of the human condition has always intrigued me. I have been drawing and painting since my early childhood, experimenting until I fell in love with oils, a very noble medium that lets itself be manipulated, and has the great advantage of its brightness and smooth consistency.
My pieces are full of exciting colors with textures and subtle messages that enrich their content. I look at the nostalgia of the past recognizing its importance, not thinking that it was always better, but using it as a reminder to improve our future. As an artist, I feel the obligation and mission of using my talent to improve the life of those who see my work, by transmitting a message of life, love and positivism."
Diana Benedetti’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions museums and galleries in the United States and abroad including the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables, Florida; the Museo de Arte Moderno in Cartagena, Colombia, the Luzma Gallery in Miami; the O & Y Gallery, Art Rouge Gallery, and the Kapz Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida; the Galeria de la Aduana in Barranquilla, Colombia; and the LA Art Gallery in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Benedetti studied fine art at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, the Miami Dade Community College in Miami, and Georgia State University in Atlanta. She was born in Cartagena, Colombia in 1963, and currently lives in Miami.
I studied fine arts at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, the Miami Dade Community College in Miami, and Georgia State University in Atlanta. I have a bachelor's degree in Hospitality from a Colombian university. I was born in Cartagena, Colombia in 1963, and currently live in Miami.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019- The Wirtz Gallery, South Miami, Fl.
- Isabel Gallery Shop, South Miami, Fl.
2016 - ARTIST OF THE YEAR-Hispanic Heritage Month- Governor's Mansion, Tallahassee, FL.
2013 - Paredes Que Hablan, Galerie Martina Diers, Wuppertal, Germany
2012 - The Wirtz Gallery, South Miami, FL
2010 - The Wirtz Gallery, South Miami, FL
2009 - A Pesar De La Tormenta, Mesa Fine Art; Sto. Domingo, Dominican Republic
2007 - Chica Morales Gallery, Cartagena, Colombia
2006 - Expresiones, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2006 - Secretos, Galeria de la Aduana, Barranquilla, Colombia
2005 - Reflexiones, LA-Art Gallery, San Salvador, El Salvador
2004 - Vida Interior, Kapz Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2003 - Pensamiento, Kapz Gallery, Coral Gallery, FL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016-THE RED SHOW-Online Exhibition-Linus Galleries
2015 -30 BY 30- Off ArtBasel Show-The Archive Fine Art; Miami Fl
2014 - THE VIEWING AT VIZCAYNE-ART DAYS. Miami, Fl
2012 - XL and XS Formats - Maryland Federation of Art, Juried Exhibition; University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
2012 - Nina Torres Fine Art; Group Exhibition, Miami, FL
2012 - Small Works - Cristina Chacón Gallery, Miami, FL
2012 - "Be Still Life", Linus Gallery; Pasadena, California
2006 - ART MIAMI, LA- Art Gallery, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
2006 - MUSIC AND DANCE IN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, Art Rouge Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2004 - THE ART OF CARTAGENA, Colombia Consulate, Coral Gables, FL
2004 - THE ART OF CARTAGENA, City Hall, Coral Gables, FL
2003 - A JOURNEY THROUGH ART, Luzma Gallery, Miami, FL
2003 - FIRST ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Kapz Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2003 - US-COLOMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXHIBITION II, Kapz Gallery, Coral Gables, FL