"I see with my soul, not with my eyes."
"I see with my soul, not with my eyes."
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo Da Vinci
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Gabriella Di XX Miglia's history as a painter begins in Genoa, Italy, where she was first introduced to a box of colors as a child during an extended illness. At that time she had no idea that in 2023 her artwork would be taken in digital form to the Moon!
Di XX Miglia studied painting at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti in Genoa, Italy and received her Masters Degree in Restoration and Conservation from the University of Genoa, Italy. For more than a decade she worked in public and private sectors in both Italy and the US as a conservator and restorer.
Di XX Miglia takes pride in being part of a family of artists. This includes 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 post impressionist painter and protege’ of Emile Bernard, whose work is part of the Paris Louvre collection.
Gabriella's works have been shown in both national and international exhibits in the US and Italy. She exhibited at the Palazzo Braschi (National Museum of Rome) and at the Palazzo Bufalini (National Museum of Spoleto) in Italy and has also been featured in a centerfold spread in the Los Angeles Time’s, Sunday Home Magazine.
Di XX Miglia’s paintings can be found in notable private, corporate and public collections including: H.M. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, Dr. Frankling 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); Eric and Leza Lidow (trustee of LACMA); Stephen Garrett ( Director of Getty Museum); Nicholas Boratynski ( Founder of Tetra Tech); 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 and Church of San Siro, Nervi, Genova, Italy.
Her work is part of The Lunar Codex project, a time capsule that will be launched to the Moon in 2023 and remain there through 2026.
Gabriella is a member of The Portrait Society of America and PoetsArtists. Di XX Miglia was nominated for a Guggenheim Fellowship, New York in 1985. In 2022 she published a book, “La Rose de la Mariée” a memoir to inspire women to surpass difficulties and live life to the fullest.
She currently resides and maintains a studio in Los Angeles.
My paintings begin as personal inspirations and narratives. They hide phantoms which are difficult to describe and arduous to recognize. Images vanish and sometimes reappear in shadow visions in my art.
My work is all about discovering my inner emotions while looking at a face or a subject. I transform my feelings in marks and layers of colors and transparencies. I go beyond realism in my desire to capture resonant moments.
I paint not a person but a time and state of mind.
My painting process starts with a monochromatic underpainting, then I add values and colors in many layers of glazes that need to dry. For this reason I work simultaneously on different projects and also dedicate time for my sketchbook practice in ink, watercolor and gouache.
I experiment using different tools and material with the ultimate satisfaction coming from continually inventing, stretching and improving myself.
I paint a variety of subjects including still life, people and landscapes. My biggest interest however is in portraiture.
GABRIELLA DI XX MIGLIA
(pronounce Veynty Mellya)
1967-1970 Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa, Italy.
Studies with Mimmo Rotella, Genoa, Italy.
1972-1973 Studies with Prof. Chiti Viardo, Genoa, Italy.
1974-1977 Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Laboratorio
di Restauro, Genoa, Italy.
1977 Master in Painting Conservation. Genoa, Italy.
1999-2000 Classes & Workshops on PhotoManipulation,
Silk Painting and Fiberart at “Wildfiber “
Santa Monica, California.
Studies on Sculpture on Clay & Porcelain at
“The Clay House”, Santa Monica, California.
2000_____Jewelry design & manufacturing courses.
2002-2003 Master Course in Fashion. The Fashion Institute of Fashion
& Merchandising. Los Angeles, California.
Specialization in Fashion (Consultant, Styling, Designing) FIDM, Los Angeles, California“Professional Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects Joe Blasco Training Center”, Hollywood, CaSpecialization in Beauty Makeup and F/X for Print, Film, Television and Theatre
1972 First solo exhibit in Europe: La Piccola Gallery,
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
1974 Solo exhibit Galleria Treves1, Milano, Italy
1976 Solo exhibit Galleria Treves 2, Spotorno, Italy
1977 Solo exhibit Galleria d’arte “La Contemporanea”, Genova, Italy
1983 First solo exhibit in U.S.A.: Esther Robles Gallery,
Los Angeles, California.
1985 Slide show with commentary, City Art Museum,
Pistoia (Florence), Italy
1986 UCLA the Faculty Center, California.
1993 Group show “What Women Got To Do With It”, S.C.L.A.,
1990-2003 Group shows, Gallery 825, West Hollywood,
1998-June.” World Contemporary Art”, Los Angeles Convention
1998 Group show “California Salon d’Automne” La Galerie
Internationale, Palo Alto, California.
1999-April. Group shows “Art Contemporain-International
Artists” Galerie Everarts, Paris, France.
1999-May.“World Contemporary Art”, Celebrity Center
International, Hollywood, California.
1999-October.Lawrence Gallery, Beverly Hills, California.
1999-December. “Splendor in Silk”, Thousand Oaks Com.
Gallery, Newbury Park, California.
2000-July Galerie Everarts, Paris, France.
2001-April National Art Association, “April in Paris” gala.
Los Angeles, Ca. Donation for Art Auction.
2001-April American Heart Association, “Heart Ball”.
Los Angeles, Ca. Donation for Art Auction.
2001-October Open Studio Show for Art Collector Tour of
Art consultant Mumsy Nemiroff.
2001-November Fall Art Festival, Long Beach, Ca.
2001-December Association for Women in Architecture
Foundation. Donation for Live Auction, Pasadena, Ca.
2003-2004- May “50/50 Show” Gallery 825, West Hollywood,
2006-December Gallery 825, West Hollywood, Ca.
2006-December “Journey show” Viva Gallery, Sherman Oaks,
2008-January Design Show, Hilton Pasadena, Ca.
2011-February “Our Creative Journeys”Downtown Community Center Gallery, Anaheim, Ca.
2011-March Riviera Country Club, Pac.Pal. Ca.
2011-June Hangar Gallery, Santa Monica. Ca.
2013-June, July, August. Interni & Dintorni, Genoa, Italy
2016-December.-2017 April, Museo di Roma, Rome, Italy
2017-December-2018 April, Palazzo Bufalini, Spoleto, Italy
2021-July- Diversia. Exhibizone, Online exhibition
2021-September Artistonish. Online Exhibition
2021-September IMMIX . Exhibizone. Online Exhibition
2021-November/Dec. The Portrait, 33 Contemporary Chicago
2021- November Art In the time of Corona, IVol. Dab Art LA
2021-November,The Brenda Lee Challenge, 33 Contemporary, Chicago
2021 Dec-2022 Jan. Heros and Legends Gallerium, online Exhibition
2022 Jan/Febr Emotions Gallerium online exhibition
2022 Febr. Camelback Gallery. Arizona online exhibition
2022 March, Mujer, 33 Contemporary, Chicago
2022 June 17/ July 4"Pandemic" SolArt Galley, Dublin, Ireland
2022 Oct. 23 /Dec. 31 "Art in the time of corona, vol.2 " Dab Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2022 Dec . 7/Dec 31 "Miniature Show" Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.
2023 Jan 20 to April 15 , "6th Anje" Wausau Museum, Wisconsin
2023 March, "Mujer" 33 Contemporary, Chicago
TV Guest Appearances:
“The Joan Quinn Show” playing "Herself” Beverly Hills, California 17 June 2005
1972 Gold Medal for Best Drawing, Genoa, Italy.
1985 Nominated for Guggenheim Fellowship, New York.
1991 Selected to judge The Christopher Columbus
Quincentenary Poster Contest, County of Los
1991 Certificate of Commendation by the County of
Los Angeles Board of Supervisors C.C.Q.C.
1995 Winner in contest design for SCA, UCLA
Committee for the Arts.
2002 Fellowship from Italian Government with SCI for
Master Fashion Course at FIDM, Los Angeles, Ca.
2003-Spring. FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design &
Merchandizing “Creativity of The Fashion Business”
Best Dress Group, 1st. Place.
2003-July. FIDM, Honor Student Award, 1st Place.
2020- Dec. Camelback Gallery, Arizona Best Holidays contest
2021-July CFA Excellent award for Spectrum Brookling New York Art Fair
2021-2022 Luxemburg Art Price, Certificate of Merit
2022 Febr. Camelback Gallery. Arizona. International Achievement Award
2023 Febr. CFA Artistic Excellence Award
WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Cedar-Sinai Med. Center. Los Angeles, Ca.
UCLA Med. Plaza. Los Angeles, Ca.
Palazzo Braschi, Museo di Roma, Rome, Italy
Prefettura di Siena, Italy
Chiesa di San Siro, Nervi, Genova, Italy
WORK IN HIGH PROFILE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
H.M. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
Dr. Frankling 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)
Eric and Leza Lidow (trustee of LACMA)
Stephen Garrett ( Director of Getty Museum)
Nicholas Boratynski ( Founder of Tetra Tech)
Paola Masino (Italian writer)
Ambassador Alvise Memmo (Italian Minister of Protocol)
ART DIRECTORIES and PUBLICATIONS
Il Corriere Mercantile, Genoa, Italy, April 27, 1973
Il Secolo XIX, Genoa, Italy, April 28, 1973
La Nazione, Florence, July 27, 1974
Il Corriere del Pomeriggio, Genoa, Italy, August 12, 1974
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
"The Flowers of The Zodiac" by Esther Waggoner Robles, ASA Director, Esther Robles Gallery 1983
The Los Angeles Times, Sunday Home Magazine, April 22, 1984
"Painter with an anecdote" an Essay by Marialuisa Marchi. Art Critic,1984
International Artists, Vol.2 ICA Publishing, NY US, 2011
Pittori del Novecento e carte da gioco, Palombi Editori, 2016
CFA, France, Quarterly Magazine 6th issue,
Artonish, Art Magazine, July 2021, Canada
CFA Spotlight Magazine, August 2021, France
Exhibizone IMMIX Exhibition Catalog10-2021
Observica Art Magazine Issue #13 Prime Edition 2021 Canada
"La Rose de La Mariee" by Gabriella Di XX Miglia. Published by Youcanprint.it May 2022
Pandemic Exhibition Catalog, Dublin, Ireland 2022
Laguna Art Gallery "Human Faces" 2022
Observica Art magazine, issue #18, 2022
"Year in Review" PoetsArtists Dec.17, 2022
"Art in theTime of Corona" Vol.2
Dabsten Art Inc. 2023
LUNAR CODEX (art enclosed in time capsule and launched to the Moon) 2023
" Ten Questions" PoetsArtists, March 2023
1976-1984 Conservation and restoration of paintings
1985-1987 Conservation and restoration of china and paintings
1987____ Consultant in Art Conservation, selected conserv.
& restor. commissions.
1995____ Jewelry Designer & Manufact.
2000____ Textile & Surface Designer (encompasses the coloring,
patterning, and structuring of fabric )
2000-2002 Production of Silk handpainted and silkscrened scarves for
Women’s Cycling Catalog.
2003-2004 Stylist & Visual Consultant
2003-2004 Makeup Artist & F/X
2007____President/owner of “TraveLuxSpa Italia” as
Gabriella Chiappelli von Zdekauer.
1980___UCLA: Medieval. and Renaiss. Center (Hon.) CA
1983-86 Westwood Art Assn. (bd. dirs.) LA, CA
1986-87 A.F.E.A. (bd.dirs.) LA, CA
1986-90 America Assn. for the History of Discoveries
1988-2007 LACMA, Costume Council (Fashion Circle) LA, CA
1993-94Women Faculty Club, U.C.L.A, CA
1990-2008 LA Art Assn. Galleries, Gallery 825, (bd. Dirs.) West Holl. CA
1992 Quincent. Program, UCLA, CA
1992 Columbus Countdown, New York, N.Y.
1995-99 Armand Hammer Museum, LA, CA
1995-96 Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, LA, CA
1997-99 National Art Assn. LA, CA
1998-2001 Alliance of Women Artist, Palo Alto, CA
1999-2012 SPIN (Silk Painters International) Riverdale, MD
1999-2012 Surface Design Ass. Kansas City, MO
1999-2012 Surface Art Association, LA. CA
1999-2000 The Clayhouse, Santa Monica, CA
2007-20011 Accademia Della Cucina Italiana
(Founding member of Los Angeles Chapter, CA)
2009-2016 AGTA (American Gem Trade Ass.)
2009-2016 WJA (Women Jewelry Ass.)
2009-2016 JBR (Jewelry Resource Bureau)
2021___ Portrait Society of America
"The Flowers of The Zodiac"
"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
..."In a series of paintings inspired by the adventure of Christopher Columbus, Di XX Miglia presents the world with a new facet of her abilities. The transatlantic enterprise, the very idea of "discovery" is interpreted by Gabriella as an explosion of happiness. This sort of pictorial excitement has not appeared in contemporary art after the impressionists. There is nothing of these masters in Gabriella, not even of Seurat and his sensitivity to water; but her intuition finds, in the vast theme of exploration and landfall a sense of well-being of the natural man and the experience of victorious encounters that the impressionists were the last to paint. These works open a chapter of emotions, introspection, and dramas. Gabriella knows how to revive her creative spirit and continue on the pictorial odyssey that never ends for a true artist. Artistic expression is a perennial, enchanted journey that always provided a poetic surprise. But her message is clear. She wants to push the people who see her work into an awareness of the introspective process that moved her to create the painting in the first place. This does not involve the simple transfer of an image but rather stimulation, the beginning of an inner journey that brings the observer, through the visual dialogue, to the discovery of himself..."
From an Essay by Marialuisa Marchi, Italian art critic
December 2016/ April 2017
Palazzo Braschi, Museo di Roma, Italy.
"Pittori del '900 e Carte da Gioco"
December 2017/ April 2018
Palazzo Bufalini, Spoleto, Italy
."Il Gioco della Pittura" .
La Collezione di carte dipinte.