Danielle Villicana D’Annibale was born in San Francisco, in California, in 1972.
In 1994 she graduated in Art History and the Visual Arts with a B.A. from Occidental College of Los Angeles.
The love for the Renaissance took her to Italy in the same year, where she attended important masters and Florentine atelier, from Charles Cecil Studios to the Florence Academy, to the studio of Silvestro Pistolesi in 1996. Afterwards she learned the technique of fresco at the school of Leonetto Tintori of Prato.
In 2001 she enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome. She continued on the meantime her plastic and pictorial research, veering towards abstraction: the series Cigarette Box Paintings took life.
With the academic diploma obtained in 2006, the American transferred to Arezzo, where she may live in close contact with the art of Piero della Francesca.
Collaborating with her husband Maurizio D’Annibale, light designer, Danielle Villicana D'Annibale began working on the project Villa Margherita a Paradise for Artists in Tuscany and opened, in 2010, a contemporary art gallery in the heart of the city, immediately becoming a favored meeting place for Italian and foreign artists.
Since 1994 she has participated in solo and group exhibits in Italy and the United States. Her works may be found in private collections.
ARTIST, CURATOR & EDUCATOR. ORIGINALLY FROM PASADENA & LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DANIELLE HAS BEEN RESIDING IN ITALY SINCE 1994. SHE PAINTS MURALS, FRESCOES & PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS AS WELL AS ORIGINAL PAINTINGS CREATED IN VARIOUS MEDIUMS INCLUDING OIL, ACRYLIC, BUON FRESCO, FINTO FRESCO, SGRAFFITO, STUCCO LUCIDO, FINTO MARMO, TADELAKT & SCAGLIOLA. DANIELLE'S WORK MAY BE FOUND IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ROME, FLORENCE, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES, PASADENA, LAGUNA BEACH, SAN FRANCISCO, COLORADO & OTHER CITIES IN ITALY & THE U.S. DANIELLE IS THE FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT VIA CAVOUR 85 (PREVIOUSLY CALLED THE VILLICANA D'ANNIBALE GALLERIA D'ARTE), WHERE SHE ORGANIZES SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS, ART & MUSICAL EVENTS & POETRY READINGS. THIS ALTERNATIVE EXHIBITION SPACE PROMOTES DANIELLE'S WORK ALONG WITH EXCELLENT LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. BE A PART OF CONTEMPORARY ART! www.VillicanaDAnnibale.com
PINQUE CLARK life happens Published June 03, 2015
VOLARTE: CRISTIANA CRAVANZOLA, RINO GIANNINI & SYLVIA LOEW scultura Published May 04, 2015
VOLARTE: MAILA STOLFI & ANNAMARIA VECCIA pittura Published April 30, 2015
ROBERTO MESCHINI: ALLEGORIA CONTRO CORRENTE Published April 15, 2015
LUIGI FALAI: OMAGGIO A PIETRO ANNIGONI II Published April 02, 2015
ANTONIO CICCONE: OMAGGIO A PIETRO ANNIGONI II Published April 02, 2015
BEATRICE NENCINI L’intimità della scultura Published November 16, 2014