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Ventana Amico
Larkspur, California 94939 


email: hiventana@me.com
website: www.metalwomanart.com


 

Artist Statement

People watching and environmental concerns compel me to express human emotions and nature's conditions in my art. I aim to capture daily life dramas in steel or copper, by cutting, shaping and welding into expressive sculptures and reliefs. There is a challenge and toughness to working with metal, with its blast of sparks, and balance of success with danger. Metals may require brute strength or power tools to form their shapes, and chemicals to alter their surfaces, but my quest is to expose the essence of a character or an experience in time, forever.

Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  -- B.A. Psychology
Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA -- Psychology / Business
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA -- Art, Design, Sculpture, Fiber sculpture programs  
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA – Metal Sculpture

Affiliations

Fiber Dimensions
EDGE Art Group
PLEXUS Art Group
 

Public Art 

Marin Art & Garden Center, "Tree of Tears," permanent installation, Ross, CA 2009
Obelisk commemorating San Anselmo history, participant, San Anselmo, CA 2005
           

Recent Exhibitions          

Assemblage Gallery, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, Thinking Inside the Box:
                               An Homage to Louise Nevelson     
view exhibit
US Art in Embassies Program, Zambia, Africa 2011 - 2013
Ritter Center, Art Houses of Marin, San Rafael & Mill Valley, CA
Collective Actions, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
Sustainability
, Union Bank Building HQ, San Francisco, CA
Can Do, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA    
view exhibit
Gymboree, 500 Howard St.  San Francisco, CA
Hats for Hope, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA
FD By the Bay, Bay Model, Sausalito, CA
Re: Value, PLEXUS Art Group, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
POP ART, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA
Hats for the Cure, Oshman JCC Palo Alto, CA
National Juried Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
EDGE, Redwood Foyer, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
Can Do, EDGE Art Group, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA    
view exhibit

2010
San Francisco Officer’s Club, Intersections V, Fiber Dimensions
Juror & Exhibitor - Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, CA,
ACCI Gallery Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc,
National Exhibition Juried by Maria Medua
Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibition
ACCI Gallery, Fiber 2010, Berkeley, CA
Zero Breast Cancer’s Honor They Healer, Mill Valley, CA
Falkirk Cultural Center, 2010 Annual ExhibitJuried by Donna Seager   San Rafael, CA
Doug Adams Gallery at Bade Museum, Muse/Reuse: Visual Reflections on Sustainability, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
Sanchez Art Center, 1 in 100: America Behind Bars, Pacifica, CA
PariSoma, Waste Knot, San Francisco, CA

 2009
Arts Guild of Sonoma, Artists Holiday Invitational, Sonoma CA,
Fort Mason, Green Dimensions, San Francisco 
Falkirk Cultural Center, fiber/Dimensions,  San Rafael, CA
Marin County Fair Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Terra Linda, CA
Marin Society of Artists, featured artist in May
Studio 333, Artists’ Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
Marin Civic Center, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA
Berkeley Art Center, Annual Showcase, Berkeley,

2008
Arts Benicia,
EDGE, Benicia, CA      view exhibit
Smith Ranch Gallery,  fiber/Dimensions, San Rafael, CA
ACCI Gallery,
EDGE Art Group, Berkeley, CA
Marin County Fair Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Terra Linda, CA,  

2007
Marin Arts Festival,
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
ACCI Gallery, Recovery, Berkeley, CA
Marin County Fair Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Terra Linda, CA,  

2002 – 2006
Herbst International Exhibition Hall, Presidio: fiber/Dimensions
    Intersections III,  San Francisco CA
Pence Gallery, fiber/Dimensions at Pence, Davis, CA
Artisans Gallery, Absolutely Abstract Exhibit, San Rafael, CA
Marin Society of Artists, Open Sculpture & Crafts, Ross, CA
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Buzz, Mill Valley, CA
California Ceramic Artists Annual Exhibits, Davis, CA
Art of Politics Juried Exhibit, Democracy For America, Sausalito,CA College of Marin Gallery, Fine Arts Exhibits, Kentfield, CA
Marin County Fair Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Terra Linda, CA
San Francisco Art Institute, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

   

 

 

 

 

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