Pronounce: Veynty Mellya.
I don't remember at any time in my life when I was not painting or doing something associated with art. During my life in Genoa, Italy, art was my studies, my constant companion, the focus and joy in my life. When I came to the States I continued my art journey. Since I enjoy painting a variety of subjects and media, I can not be categorized as merely a still life, portrait, oil, pastel, watercolor or mixed media artist. My ultimate satisfaction comes from continually inventing, stretching and improving myself. My search for new ideas, new methods, new techniques is a never ending quest as an artist.
1972 Gold Medal for Best Drawing, Genoa, Italy.
1985 Nominated for Guggenheim Fellowship, New York.
1991 Selected to judge The Christopher Columbus
Quincentenary Poster Contest, County of Los
1991 Certificate of Commendation by the County of
Los Angeles Board of Supervisors C.C.Q.C.
1995 Winner in contest T-SHIRT design for SCA, UCLA
Committee for the Arts, Ca.
2002 Fellowship from Italian Government with SCI for
Master Fashion Course at FIDM, Los Angeles, Ca.
2003-Spring. FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design &
Merchandizing “Creativity of The Fashion Business”
Best Dress Group, 1st. Place.
2003-July. FIDM, Honor Student Award, 1st Place.
2020-December. Camelback Gallery,International Juried Painting Competition, Finalist Award.
1967-1970 Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa, Italy.
Studies with Mimmo Rotella, Genoa, Italy.
1972-1973 Studies with Prof. Chiti Viardo, Genoa, Italy.
1974-1977 Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Laboratorio
di Restauro, Genoa, Italy.
1977 Master in Painting Conservation. Genoa, Italy.
1999-2000 Classes & Workshops on PhotoManipulation,
Silk Painting and Fiberart at “Wildfiber “
Santa Monica, California.
Studies on Sculpture on Clay & Porcelaine at
“The Clay House”, Santa Monica, California.
2000_____Jewelry design & manufacturing courses.
2002-2003 Master Course in Fashion. The Fashion Institute of Fashion
& Merchandising. Los Angeles, California.
Specialization in Fashion (Consultant, Styling, Designing) FIDM, Los Angeles, California“Professional Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects Joe Blasco Training Center”, Hollywood, CaSpecialization in Beauty Makeup and F/X for Print, Film, Television and Theatre.
youtube: Gabriella Di XX Miglia
Youtube: “The Joan Quinn Show” playing "Herself” 17 June 2005
Circle Foundation for The Art, Feature on Quarterly Art review Magazine #6
1972 First solo exhibit in Europe: La Piccola Gallery,
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy.
1983 First solo exhibit in U.S.A.: Esther Robles Gallery,
Los Angeles, California.
1985 Slide show with commentary, City Art Museum,
Pistoia (Florence), Italy
1986 UCLA the Faculty Center, California.
1993 Group show “What Women Got To Do With It”, S.C.L.A.,
1990-2003 Group shows, Gallery 825, West Hollywood,
1998-June.” World Contemporary Art”, Los Angeles Convention
1998 Group show “California Salon d’Automne” La Galerie
Internationale, Palo Alto, California.
1999-April. Group shows “Art Contemporain-International
Artists” Galerie Everarts, Paris, France.
1999-May.“World Contemporary Art”, Celebrity Center
International, Hollywood, California.
1999-October.Lawrence Gallery, Beverly Hills, California.
1999-December. “Splendor in Silk”, Thousand Oaks Com.
Gallery, Newbury Park, California.
2000-JulyGalerie Everarts, Paris, France.
2001-AprilNational Art Association, “April in Paris” gala.
Los Angeles, Ca. Donation for Art Auction.
2001-April American Heart Association, “Heart Ball”.
Los Angeles, Ca. Donation for Art Auction.
2001-October Open Studio Show for Art Collector Tour of
Art consultant Mumsy Nemiroff.
2001-November Fall Art Festival, Long Beach, Ca.
2001-December Association for Women in Architecture
Foundation. Donation for Live Auction, Pasadena, Ca.
2003-2004- May “50/50 Show” Gallery 825, West Hollywood,
2006-December Gallery 825, West Hollywood,CA
2006-December “Journey show” Viva Gallery, Sherman Oaks,
2008-January Design Show, Hilton Pasadena, CA
2011-February “Our Creative Journeys”Downtown Community Center Gallery, Anaheim, CA
2011-March Riviera Country Club, Pac.Pal. CA
2011-June Hangar Gallery, Santa Monica. CA
2013-June, July, August. Interni & Dintorni, Genoa, Italy
2016-December/2017-April, Palazzo Braschi, Museo di Roma, Rome, Italy
2017-December/ 2018-April,Palazzo Bufalini Museum, Spoleto, Italy
WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Cedar-Sinai Med. Center. Los Angeles, California.
UCLA Med. Plaza. Los Angeles, California.
Prefettura di Siena, Italy
Parrocchia di San Siro, Nervi, Genova, Italy
Museo di Roma, Permanent Collection, Rome, Italy
WORK IN HIGH PROFILE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
H.M. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
Dr. Frankling Murphy (Leader in art and publishing; chief of Times Mirror Publishing, chairman of The Nat. Gallery of Art, Washington)
Richard Colburn ( Colburn School of Music)
Eric and Leza Lidow (trustee of LACMA)
Stephen Garrett ( Director of Getty Museum)
Nicholas Boratynski ( Founder of Tetra Tech)
Paola Masino (Italian writer)
Ambassador Alvise Memmo (Italian Minister of Protocol)