Claudia Ferrari was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1961. She is an English and French translator and, while doing her post-degrees studies in Paris, she had the opportunity of getting in touch with local artists. She returns to Buenos Aires and in 1988 she starts studying Sumi-, a japanese painting technique on rice paper, with Kazu Takeda, an international renowned artist. She also studied Japanese, its culture and its ideograms for more than ten years
Art is an essential part of my life. I paint mainly sumi-e which is a japanese technique where you use sumi inks which are natural dyes made from flowers and rice paper that I then mount on canvas to give my works a more contemporary finish. I like mixing the traditional with the contemporary, achieving an unique quality. I manage to mix the oriental technique and treatment of Nature with my occidental being.
Claudia Ferrari was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961. In her life she has two great passions: languages and painting. She gets a degree as a literary, scientific and technical translator of English and French while she studies painting at MEEBA. While doing her post-degrees studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris, she had the opportunity of getting in touch with local artists. In her search for getting to know new cultures, she studies Japanese and its ideograms for ten years. She then discovers her inner world through Sumi-, an antique Japanese technique using natural dyes on rice paper. Together with her Teacher Kazu Takeda she turns into the Oriental world where she recreates her occidental being through the techniques of colour Sumi-. Her teachers were I.Merellano, N.Pagano, E.Audivert and Juan Doffo. In Contemporary and Modern Art, F.Barreda.
Awards: Selected for the Premio AGGA 2004, Fundacin Klemm. First Prize in painting, Belgrano University National Juried Exhibition, 2003 Third Prize, Small Format National Juried Exhibition, Nov. 2001 Selected for the Manuel Belgrano National Juried Exhibition, at the Sivori Museum, 2000. Selected for the National Juried Exhibition at the La Plata Museum, 2000. First Prize, National Contest Crecimiento, April 1995. First Prize in Sumi-e Painting, Cultural Centre of the Japan Embassy, 1992. Second Mention Award in Sumi-e Painting, Cultural Centre of the Japan Embassy, 1991. First Mention Award in Sumi-e Painting, Cultural Centre of the Japan Embassy, 1989.
Exhibitions: Solo: Arcimboldo art gallery, March 2006. Arcimboldo art gallery, June 2004 Fundacin ISalud, Julio-Agosto 2004 Artsforum Gallery, New York, August-September 2001. Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, April-May 2000. De Santi Gallery, Buenos Aires, June 2000. Representative of Argentina for the Fiesta de la Hispanidad in New York, Argentine Consulate, September 1999. Andreani Foundation, Buenos Aires, August 1998. Forma Gallery, Buenos Aires, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995. Ibera Bank, Buenos Aires, 1993. Group: She took part of many exhibitions in Argentina and abroad, such as: Anteclsica 2006; ArteBa 2006, ExpoArt Montreal Festival, Expotrastiendas 2006. Anteclsica 2005; ArteBa 2005, Expotrastiendas 2005. Bienal Acuarela Museo Guati Rojo, Mexico DF, representando a Argentina, 2005 ArteBA 2004, stand Collegium Musicum, Expotrastiendas 2004 Anteclsica 2004, Palacio San Miguel Fundacin Federico Klemm, 2004 (premio AGGA) Primer Premio Pintura Saln Nacional Universidad de Belgrano, 2003 GlobArt, Rouen, Francia, Enero-Febrero 2003. Proyecto Estandartes, Centro Cultural Gral. San Martn, Buenos Aires, August 2002. Avon Foundation, National Juried Exhibition, Buenos Aires, October 2002. Montserrat Gallery, New York, Sept. 15th to Oct. 4th 2000; and Oct. 26th to Nov. 13th 1999. World Fine Art Gallery, New York, November 2000. El Tnel Gallery, Guatemala, January 1999. ARTE BA 99, 98, 97, 96. Expo Argentina-Japn, Buenos Aires, 98, 96, 94, 92, 90. Euroamerica Galleries, New York, 1998. Caseros Bank Foundation, Buenos Aires, 1996. Centro Argentino de Ingenieros, 95, 94, 91. Bank of Boston Foundation, 1990. Centro Cultural Gral. San Martn, Buenos Aires, 1988. ,…Read More