Daniel Zalla

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Daniel Zalla

Aged 23

The Florence Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Ramiro Sanchez, Tanvi Pathare, Nick Chaundy, Tom Richards, Vitaly Stanko

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  • Artworks

Michael

Charcoal and White Chalk on Toned Paper

100 x 60 cms (39 1/4 x 23 1/2 ins)

Niccolo

Oil on Canvas

95 x 45 cms (37 1/4 x 17 1/2 ins)

The Angel

Oil on Canvas

100 x 45 cms (39 1/4 x 17 1/2 ins)

Evarina in Charcoal

Charcoal and White Chalk on Toned Paper

80 x 40 cms (31 1/4 x 15 1/2 ins)

Armand

Charcoal on Roma Paper

177.8 x 101.6 cms (70 x 40 ins)

Evarina in Oils

Oil on Canvas

80 x 40 cms (31 1/4 x 15 1/2 ins)

Pizza Dough

Oil on Canvas

45 x 65 cms (17 1/2 x 25 1/2 ins)

The Faun Boy

Charcoal and White Chalk on Toned Paper

100 x 45 cms (39 1/4 x 17 1/2 ins)

Cesare

Charcoal and White Chalk on Toned Paper

65 x 45 cms (25 1/2 x 17 1/2 ins)

Female Long Pose

Charcoal and White Chalk on Toned Paper

80 x 45 cms (31 1/4 x 17 1/2 ins)

An Artist's responsibility is always to represent the times in which he or she lives. Therefore, my most general goal for my artistic career is to represent our age in the most beautiful way possible. Whether I am working on portrait commissions, landscapes, or multi-figurative compositions, the handling of paint should carry the mood of the time. More specifically, my dream is to create life size, multi-figurative, narrative paintings which tell the stories of my own experience. Paintings about life in the American Midwest, paintings about the values that have gotten me where I am, and paintings also that look toward my hopes for the future. I believe that a sincere depiction of my own experience can reach a deeper and more universal human experience.

The first step toward reaching this goal is through continuing my education into the methods of painting. My first two years at the Florence Academy of Art opened my eyes to so many aspects of art, from the techniques of drawing and painting, to the history of art, to the mindset it takes to be an artist in our modern day. I believe that my third year will be invaluable to my growth as an artist and the development of my craft. As we continue to explore color, form and composition under some of the best instruction in the world, I intend to keep pushing my limits, experimenting and developing my voice, with which I can tell my stories and represent our times. 

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Zalla

danielzalla98@gmail.com

 

Education

 

2020-2022

The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2021

The New York Academy of Art, Summer Undergraduate Residency Program

2016-2020

Xavier University, BFA in painting and drawing

2020

Vincent Desiderio Masterclass, Painting the Figure

2020

5 Steven Assael Online Art Critiques 

2020

Steven Assael Methods and Materials Online Workshop

2018

The Florence Academy of Art, Summer Intensive Figure Drawing Workshop

 

Exhibitions

 

2020

“Old Masters, Young Artist” Senior thesis Exhibition

Displayed my body of work in the Cohen Galleries

2020

Fresh Looks 2020 exhibition

my portrait was displayed at the Eastern Michigan University exhibition

2019

Art Comes Alive National Juried Competition

my piece was one of 208 that was chosen out of the 3,000 submitted to the Art Design Consultants

2019

Emerging Artists Exhibition

Exhibition of Junior and Senior art students from greater Cincinnati colleges 

2019, 2018

Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center juried exhibitions

A reaction show to “Archive as Action” by three Cincinnati Artists (2019)

A reaction show to “The Canyon” by Caledonia Curry (2018)

 

Honors and Awards

 

2022

The Florence Academy of Art Work Study Scholarship

2021

Summer Undergraduate Residency Program Full-Tuition Scholarship

2016-2020

Mother McAuley Art Scholarship