Giannina Coppiano Dwin

Giannina Coppiano Dwin

 

Biography

 

Giannina Coppiano Dwin is a contemporary artist who lives and works in South Florida.  She has been the recipient of grants and awards such as the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists funded in part by the National Endowment for the Art, the Women in the Visual Arts Award; as well as, several sponsorships and grants including research in Spain and Brazil.  Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions as part of solo and group shows.   Some of her more notable exhibitions include solo installations at the Project Space –Art and Culture Center in Hollywood, the contemporary wing of the Museo Municipal de Guayaquil, Ecuador; Ornare, Miami, as a collateral event during Art Basel; the Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs; Illegal Gallery, Florence, Italy.   Selected group shows include venues such as the University Galleries, Boca Raton; Whitespace at the Mordes Collection, 18 Rabbit Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Duncan Gallery, St. Petersburg, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach; Cornell Museum, Delray Beach; Casa De Espanha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was invited by the government of Ecuador to jury the prominent Salon de Julio along with Gerardo Mosquera, Curator for the New Museum in New York.  Coppiano Dwin has also curated exhibitions such as Contemporary Ceramics and Textiles at the Coral Springs Museum, Corporal at the Schmidt Galleries, Fabricated, at FC Gallery.  She has completed a public art sculpture commissioned by the Broward County Cultural Council and the Broward County Main Library in Ft. Lauderdale.  Some of her past public works include an outdoor sculpture for the Cultural Loop at Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach and an Office Depot commission to design and execute their Visionary Women Award in bronze. Giannina works on installations, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and drawing. Through her work she considers ideas of identity, genetics, gender, nourishment, fragility and impermanence.

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