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Trace Monotype
Good Dog
Happy Human
Barbara Zanelli in ItalyContinuously challenging herself to find new expressions through painting and drawing and the combination of the two, Barbara has been working on many different types of approaches from gestural, alla prima to slowly developed realist painting. She currently paints en plein air, figure paintings, portraits and traced monotypes, a drawing technique used by many painters of the past including Gauguin and Degas. Being an artist, for Barbara, means not being afraid to create the ground she is about to step on, taking risks and following instinct.



Studio Incamminati Feb 2004 - Aug 2005, Sept 2012- present
Instructors from Incamminati: Nelson Shanks, Ted Seth Jacobs, Tony Ryder, Dan Thompson, Michael Grimaldi, Robert Liberace
The Art Students League NY, NY 2003, 2004
Syracuse University Sep 95-May 99, B.F.A. in Illustration Cum Laude
Syracuse University at Florence, Italy Spring 98
Sommer Academie at Marburg, Germany Summer 1993

Selected Exhibitions

2013 In the Presence of, Frameworks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 The Self Portrait Show, Figureworks, NYC
2012 The Nude Collection, Gallery Golmok, Seoul, Korea
2011 Myths&Logos Animal Rights group show, Phoenixville, PA
2010 Landscapes and Figures, Tasting Room Gallery, Long Island
2010 Faces Group Show, Gallery 13w, Philadelphia PA
2009 New Drawings: Order and Chaos, Pietro Franesi, NYC
2008 NYC Subway Series, Figureworks, NYC
2008 Plein Air Paintings, Metropolitan Bakery 4013 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA
2008 Works on Paper Group Show, Gallery 13w, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Good Dog, Happy Human, White Dog Café, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Artisti Giovani, Group Exhibition, Donatello Group,Florence Italy
2001 NYC Subway Series Solo Show, Figureworks, NYC
2000-2003 Ongoing (Salon Style), Get Real Art, NYC
2000 Movement, Group Exhibition, Figureworks, NYC


2013 Winner of 4th Annual Equestrian Art Contest, NY Racing Association


Public Collections

Right Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Northport High School (Sculpture), Northport, NY
Garden House Hostel (Mural), Buenos Aires, Argentina



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