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Giorgia Oldano

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Wildlife Artist (drawer)

Giorgia Oldano is a young Italian artist specialized in drawing wildlife.

In order to construct her paintings, the artist travels a lot around Italy and the world and her first inspiration is en plein air. Afterwards she photographs her subjects, and uses her pictures to remember animal details and proportions.

Her preferred medium is pencil, and her absolute master over it permeates through her artworks, conferring them a strong and unique identity.

From early on in her life, Giorgia Oldano used painting as a way to express herself. Now the artist does this by denouncing the slow disappearance of precious forms of life, by making the subjects of her paintings animal species that are facing extinction. This effect is achieved by capturing the gaze of these animals, revealing the emotions that arise when one engages with nature.

To translate her personal connection with nature to her paintings, in 2014 Giorgia decided to abandon color to devote herself to pencil drawings. This technique allowed her to evolve, giving her the opportunity to delve into a more accurate study of animals in their natural habitats.

In 2019 the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum acquired the work Mr and Mrs Punk, which became part of the permanent collection of the historic US institution.

She is represented by Salamon Fine Art, Milan.

Awards

§  In 2012 she won the renowned award of Italian champion of Natural Drawing (Oasis drawing nature competition), which allowed her to live a unique experience in Africa between Malawi and Zambia.

§  In 2013 she won the title of International Artist in the Mammal category of the BCC Wildlife Artist Competition (UK).

§  In  2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019 e 2020 her paintings were selected to be exposed at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA, for the prestigious yearly exhibition Birds in Art.

§  In 2017 her Falco Araeus was the winner of Selvatica Festival, the most important national wildlife festival in Italy; furthemore the acquisition of the oeuvre she gained a solo exhibition at Palazzo Gromo Losa, in Biella, sponsored by the Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio di Biella.

 

 

 

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Giorgia Oldano

Selected exhibitions

2019 Ex Voto, a cura di Angelo Crespi, mostra itinerante con sedi in tutta Itala

Premio Artivisive San Fedele – IDENTITA’. Natura e destino, a cura di Andrea Dall’Asta SJ e Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Chiara Canali, Stefano Castelli, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Kevin McManus, Gabriele Salvaterra, Galleria San Fedele, Milano.

2018 GrandArt Fair, Galleria Salamon Fine Art, Milano, IT (partecipazione), Birds in Art, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI, USA, WopArt Fair, Galleria Salamon Fine Art, Centro esposizioni, Lugano, CH (partecipazione), "Scorci di natura in punta di matita", Palazzo Gromo Losa, Biella, IT

2017 WopArt Fair, Galleria Salamon&C., Centro esposizioni, Lugano, CH, Birds in Art, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI, USA, Vincitrice Primo Premio Assoluto del Concorso nazionale "Be Natural/Be Wild", Selvatica arte e natura in festival, Museo del Territorio Biellese, Biella, IT

2016 Giorgia Oldano e Charlotte Poulsen "Altri animali tra realismo e fantasia", Galleria Losano, Pinerolo (TO), IT

2015 "ANIMALIA. Oltre il giardino di Philes", a cura di Melanie Zefferino, Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, Torino, IT,  "Drawn" a cura di Simon Gudgeon, Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Dorchester, UK, Wildlife Art Italy, MUVI, Milano, IT, Wildlife Artist of the Year, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Londra, UK, Golden Turtle Contest, Menzionata "Specially Commended", Mosca, RU, Works on Paper Art Fair, Science Museum, Londran UK

2014 "Drawn" a cura di Simon Gudgeon, Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Dorchester, UK, Wild in de Natuur, 't Kunsthuis van het Oosten, Enschede, NL, Birds in Art, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI, USA

2013 "La mia Africa. Appunti di viaggio tra Malawi e Zambia", a cura di Stefania Bison, Castello della Rovere, Vinovo (TO), IT, Birds in Art, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI, USA, Vincitrice nella categoria International Artists: Mammals, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year, MIWAS, Rookesbury Park Manor, Wicham, UK,  “FILOzooPHIA”, a cura di Made Artis, Campogrande Concept, Bologna, IT, Bipersonale “Giorgia Oldano e Francesco D’Agosto”, Galleria Davico, Torino, IT

2012 “Born to be wild”, Galleria Dieffe, Torino, IT, Campionessa Italiana di Disegno Naturalistico, “Oasis, Disegna la Natura 2011, Festival Italiano delle Arti Naturalistiche, Castello di Grinzane Cavour (CN), IT, Collettiva “White Box”, a cura di Giuseppe Biasutti, Fondazione “Amleto Bertoni, Saluzzo (CN), IT

2011 Selvatica,“Impronte d’arte” , Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Biella, IT, 2° Premio Sezione COLORE XXXIII Concorso Matteo Olivero, IT

2010 “Tele Estinte”, Galleria Orizzonti Arte, Ostuni (BR), IT,  “Ex Indumentis, ovvero reliquie d’artista”, Galleria Fogliato, Torino, IT, “Dissonanze”, Galleria Dieffe, Torino, IT, Segnalata a Premio Artemisia 2010, Sezione Giovani, IT

2007 “Indisciplinarte” presso la Galleria Allegretti, Torino, IT