About the Book
Dina Cangi was born in Arezzo, where she lives and works in the locality Chiani. After high school graduation she devoted herself to art by exercising, with a constant search for colors, lights, materials and surfaces, the practice of painting. She's passionate about anthropology and archeology.
The artist has a deep appreciation for the tradition and culture of the past, that tends to recycle, filter and return through the suggestions of her work, with the eyes and heart of those who live militant by the art of living in the state of being contemporary.
Since her earliest appearances in group exhibitions, reviews and competitions, Cangi has immediately obtained awards and critical acclaim. Since the Nineties she exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
To remember are the successes in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Regensburg (Germany), Atlanta (U.S.A.) and Ghent (Belgium). Some of her works are part of public and private collections. /// Dina Cangi nasce ad Arezzo, dove vive e lavora in località Chiani. Dopo il diploma di scuola superiore si dedica all’arte esercitando, con un’assidua ricerca di colori, luci, superfici e materiali, la pratica della pittura. È appassionata di antropologia e archeologia.
L’artista nutre un grande apprezzamento per la tradizione e la cultura del passato, che tende a recuperare, filtrare e restituire attraverso le suggestioni dei suoi lavori, con gli occhi e il cuore di chi vive da militante l’arte della propria contemporaneità.
Fin dalle sue prime apparizioni in mostre collettive, rassegne e concorsi, la Cangi ottiene immediati riconoscimenti di pubblico e critica. Dagli anni Novanta ha esposto con personali e collettive in Italia e all’estero.
Da ricordare i successi ottenuti a Berlino, Düsseldorf e Regensburg (Germania), Atlanta (U.S.A.) e Ghent (Belgio). Alcune delle sue opere fanno parte di collezioni pubbliche e private.
Danielle Villicana is an American artist, artist agent and curator. She is the founder and president of Villicana D'Annibale, Inc. and artistic director of Via Cavour 85 in Arezzo. Born in San Francisco and raised in Pasadena and Laguna Beach, she earned a B.A in Art history and the Visual Arts from Occidental College in 1994 and a Diploma in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome in 2006. Danielle has been actively promoting contemporary art and culture with her husband light designer Maurizio D'Annibale since 2010, organizing approximately 100 exhibits and numerous cultural events as well as artist catalogues and monographs. She currently lives between Arezzo, Italy and Pasadena, California.