Bio: Sidnea D’Amico
“Warm colors, shapes and lines drive my work. I like to work in series, and enjoy being playful with the subjects I have in mind. I work with acrylics, often incorporating resin, Polaroid transfer or collage in my paintings.”
Sidnea D'Amico was born in Brazil where she studied photography and jewelry design. She settled in the U.S. where she has been developing her career as an artist. Her main mediums are painting and mixed media. D'Amico is a prolific artist whose work has been bought by collectors around the world.
Her works have been included in group exhibitions at Southern Exposure, SOMArts, Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica and at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose. She has also received a merit Award from Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley in 2002, a Third Prize at Sola Show 2006 juried by nationally acclaimed Marian Parmenter and a third prize in painting during Dubai Art Symposium in 2008.
Her work has been published in the Northern California Artists book, released by Alcove Books in March 2003 and in the Art Collectors book released in April, 2004 and 2006. She was also selected for an entry in the Woman Made Gallery Datebook - 2004.
D'Amico was also invited to lecture on her artwork at MCCLA for the exhibition Visionary Women on March 2nd, 2005 in San Francisco, CA and was nominated to represent Brazil in the 2005 Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art in Italy. She was invited, for two consecutives years, to participate in the Hearts and Heroes, a public art to be displayed around the City of San Francisco. In 2008 she was invited to participate in an art symposium in Dubai where she won a third prize in painting category.