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Born in Genoa, Italy, Gabriella Di XX Miglia received her art education at the Ligustica Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa doing studies with Rocco Borella and Mimmo Rotella, then for three years continued her training under Guido Chiti and Palma Viardo. Later she received her Masters Degree in Art Restoration and Conservation. In addition she took many speciality art courses and workshop in USA with special attention to textile art, fashion design and jewelry design and founded a jewerly design company, Gdixxmiglia.com. She continues her education in art by observing and studying the paintings of the Old Masters in art galleries through the world.
Gabriella's works have been shown annually in both national and international shows. She was featured on 1984 in The Los Angeles Times, Sunday Home Magazine.
Her paintings are in the collections of private, corporate and public sectors as H.M. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
Dr. Franklin 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) Los Angeles.
Marcia Simon Weisman (supporter of major Art Museum in Los Angeles)
Betty Freeman (philanthropist, art patron) Los Angeles
Eric and Leza Lidow (trustee of LACMA) Los Angeles.
Stephen Garrett ( Director of Getty Museum) Malibu
Nicholas Boratynski ( Founder of Tetra Tech) Pasadena
Paola Masino (Italian writer)
Ambassador Alvise Memmo (Italian Minister of Protocol). Cedar-Sinai Med. Center. Los Angeles
UCLA Med. Plaza. Los Angeles,
Palazzo Braschi, Museo di Roma, Rome, Italy
Prefettura di Siena, Italy
Church of San Siro, Nervi, Genova, Italy.
Her name appeared in 1979 in The National Catalogue of Italian Modern Art and is listed in many National and International Art Directories.
She is a member of The Portrait Society of America and PoetsArtists.
Gabriella is a recipient of numerous awards including the Nomination for Guggenheim Fellowship, New York.,
Selected to judge The Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Art Contest, County of Los Angeles, California.
Certificate of Commendation by the County of
Los Angeles Board of Supervisors C.C.Q.C. Committee for the Arts, Ca.
Fellowship from Italian Government with SCI Best Designer Award for Master Fashion Course at FIDM, Los Angeles, Ca.
She was selected by The Italian American Columbus Foundation to create evocative portraits of Christopher Columbus and his men for the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America.
Di XX Miglia worked for over a decade for bublic and private sectors as a conservator and restorer in Italy and USA. Her knowledge of medieval and renaissance paint techniques has led her to be a better artist.
Gabriella takes pride in being part of a family of artists such as her mother, a fine china painter, her grandmother, a violinist and author, her uncle, Alessandro Casagrande, a pianist and composer, and her great uncle Alessandro Lupo, a very accomplished postimpressionist painter and protege’ of Emile Bernard.
She lives and works in Los Angeles.
I love to paint everything that catches my eye and imagination: landscapes, places, streets, people, simple still lives and female forms. This variety of subjects is probably influenced by the academic education I received in Italy. It would be boring to paint the same things all the time just to be accepted by commercial art galleries. My biggest interest is in portraiture. I like to paint people whom I love or who draws my attention, interesting people. A particular painting reflects my mood and a spontaneous outpouring of emotions that occurs at the moment when I work with a sitter. This magical process is very exciting for me. I paint not a person but a time and state of mind.
Gabriella paints a variety of subjects using different media, she pushes herself even more working on sculpture and designing jewelry and fashion. Her ultimate satisfaction comes from continually inventing, stretching and improving herself. Her search for new ideas, new methods, new techniques is a never ending quest as an artist.
In 1983 Gabriella opened her painting studio in Los Angeles. Esther Robles, a pioneer in California modern art , organized and hosted Gabriella Di XX Miglia first personal exhibit in USA .
"Gabriella Di XX Miglia signs of the Zodiac belongs to my favorite day- the Day of the Hearts. This new series reveals a prismatic survey of the flowers of the Zodiac, each an intimate portrait of blooms from her garden representing the buds and flowers of each succeeding month of the year in a creative gesture of the cycles of the season.
Gabriella is a many faceted artist with a background of several years of successful exhibitions in Italy in portraits, landscapes and fantasies of surreal lineage. Her multi-disciplined, inward looking approach and perspective ensures that each work of art is a poetic narrative, intimate and transcendental. In her paintings we find a perennial search for balance between all the elements that compose them, form, material, color, lines. There is a special harmonious conjugation between line and color."
Esther Waggoner Robles, ASA Director, Esther Robles Gallery
A dimension of absolute artistic freedom and moral independence generates my excitement! I paint what I want, when I want it and how I want it. Painting is my fundamental goal in life.
National Catalog of Modern Art, Turin, Italy, 1974-1978
National Catalog of Modern Art, Milan, Italy, 1986-91
Pittori e Pittura Contemporanea, Milan, Italy, 1975
Il Chi E` dell’Arte Italiana dell’ Ottocento e Novecento 1993
Annuario Comanducci, Milan, Italy, 1978-1979
The World Who’sWho of Women, 1988-1990
Marquis Who’sWho of American Women, 1998-2011
Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2000-2014
Marquis Who’s Who in the West, 1998-2001
Who’s Who in Italy, 1994
Marquis Who’s Who in California, 1986
Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 1999-2007
Madison Who’s Who, 2004
International Who’ Who of Professional and Business
Foremost Women of XX Th. Century, 1986
Dictionary of International Biography, 1986-2000
The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 1986
Five Thousand Personalities of the World, 1986
Two Thousand Notable Americans, 1987
Personalities of the Americas, 1987
Outstanding People of the 20th Century, 1999, 2000
2000 outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th century, 2000
2000 outstanding Women of the 20th Century, 2001
International Women Artists, volume 2, 2001
NAPW (National Association of Professional Women), 2009-2012
International Artists, Vol.2 ICA Publishing, NY US, 2011
Pittori del Novecento e carte da gioco, Palombi Editori, 2016
Sculpture to Wear and SNAG Society
Sculpture to Wear, Laguna Beach, California Portraits of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Favorite Collars and the Stories Behind Them, virtual exhibition 2020, SNAG National Conference June 24th 2021
CFA, "Spectrum Brooklin New York Art Fair", September 2021. "Distinction of Artistic Excellent"
Exhibizione," Diversia: People" online, July 2021
Dab Art Co. Galleries, los Angeles and ARTSY
"Art in the Time of Corona" 2021-23
December 2017/ April 2018
Palazzo Bufalini, Spoleto, Italy
."Il Gioco della Pittura" .
La Collezione di carte dipinte.
December 2016/ April 2017
Palazzo Braschi, Museo di Roma, Italy.
"Pittori del '900 e Carte da Gioco"