Penny Maday Ciochetti

Education

2022          Rose Shakinovsky & Claire Gavronsky(rosenclaire), Italy, Drawing Workshop

2021           Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky ( rosenclaire,) Poppiano, Italy. Painting                       Workshop.

2019             Post Baccalaureate in Studio Arts, SACI (Studio Arts College International),                            Florence, Italy

2019             Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky (rosenclaire) Poppiano, Italy. Mixed                            Media

1983             Bachelor of Education (Fine Arts Major), University of Alberta, Canada

1985             Permanent Teaching Certificate, Alberta Teacher's Association

 

Group Exhibitions

2021              A Circle & A Song: 2 Artists – Penny Maday Ciochetti & Janice Hofman

2019              Federation of Canadian Artists, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

2019              Painting On the Edge, FCA Show ,Vancouver, BC, Canada

2019              Pendulum, Florence, Italy

2019              Incontact/ Inconcto - Florence, Italy and Berlin, Germany

2017              Pieces of Soul: Two Painters, The Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, BC, Canada

2017              Nanaimo Fine Art Show / Federation of Canadian Artists, Nanaimo, BC,                                   Canada

2017              About Us: 16 Painters, The Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, BC, Canada

2017              Society of Canadian Artists, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2017              Premio Arte Roma, Rome, Italy

2017              Doors Show, The Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, BC, Canada

2017              Self Reflections, The Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, BC, Canada

2016              Nanaimo Fine Art Show / Federation of Canadian Artists, Nanaimo, BC

2016              Coast Salish Sea Gallery, Bowser, BC, Canda

2016              The Lantzville Art Gallery, Lantzville, BC, Canada

2016              Tree Show, The Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, BC, Canada

2015              Abstraction Show, Iron Oxide, Nanaimo, BC

Solo Exhibitions

2021                Love Letters To Leonardo: Conversations Across Time, Nanaimo, BC,                                       Canada

                         The Nest Series at The Nest Bistro, Large scale paintings

2017                Imagine That Gallery, Duncan, BC, Canada

2016- 2017    The Hammond Bay Studio Tour, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

2016                The Pop-Up Art Show, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015                Island Girl Art Studio Open House, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

2014                Art Beat Arts Festival, Chemainus, BC, Canada

2014                Art in The Garden, Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada

Teaching 

2018 - 2019         English Through the Arts, Torrigiani Elementary school, Florence, Italy

2008 – present  Island Girl Art Studio, Fine Art classes and workshops, Vancouver Island, 

2008 – 2018       Artist in the Schools Program, The Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC 

2013 – 2017        Pacific Sport Association – After school Arts Program, BC, Canada

2017 -2020         The Spinal Cord Injury Association of BC, Acrylics Workshop, Nanaimo,                                    BC, Canada

2016                      Water Color workshop: Painting the Wild West Coast, Tofino, BC

2012                      Children’s Art Camp, Chemainus, BC, Canada

2012                      Full Spectrum Coaching & Consulting, Staff Retreat Workshop, Tofino, 

1985 - 2006       Secondary schools Fine Art  Instructor, various school districts in Alberta,                                  Canada

 

Artist Lectures/ Presentations

2017                Pieces of Soul: Two Painters, The Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, BC, Canada

2017                Creativity: Finding Your Why, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2017                Colors of the Renaissance, Iron Oxide Art Supply, Nanaimo, Canada

2016                Art Warrior: The Journey of an Artist, The Ladysmith Gallery, BC, Canada

2016                Colors of the Renaissance, Iron Oxide Art Supply, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

2015                Carl Jung: Mandala and the Soul, Vancouver Island University Psychology                                  Dept.                       

2015                How to Write Your Artist Bio, The Nanaimo Arts Council, Nanaimo, BC, 

2015                Colors of the Renaissance, Iron Oxide Art Supply, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

2013                Inspired to Excel, Leadership Conference, Vancouver Island University,                                      Nanaimo, BC

2013                Youth and Art, BC Culture Days, Nanaimo Youth Services Association,                                      Nanaimo, BC

2013                Art Curriculum Workshop, Professional Development for Teachers, Chase                               River School.   

 

Media and Publications

2017              The Talking Arts, The Cowichan Valley Voice Magazine, Vancouver Island

2017              Memories of Florence, Nanaimo Magazine

2016              Artist Feature, The Cowichan Valley Voice Magazine

2016              A Letter to Florence, Nanaimo Magazine

2016              Penny Maday and Island Girl Art Studio, The Hammond Bay Magazine

2016              The Hammond Bay Studio Tour, Shaw TV, Interview on SHAW TV

2015              My Travels to Florence -Nanaimo Magazine

2015              Island Girl Art Studio, Shaw TV, Feature Interview

2014              Incite 2: Color Passions – The Best of Mixed Media, North Light Books, US

2014              Color Passions Artist Feature, Southwest Art Magazine, US

2014              Artist Feature, Cloth, Paper Scissors Magazine US

Associations & Professional Organizations

2007 - present       The Federation of Canadian Artists - Vancouver and Nanaimo Chapters

2008 - present       The Ladysmith Arts Council, Ladysmith, BC

2010- 2012         Nanaimo Arts Council, Nanaimo

                               

While having a strong background in traditional representational work, Penny creates art in watercolour, acrylics, Italian limestone fresco, printmaking, botanical inks, and drawing media. However, Penny's true love is her large abstract, contemporary work in mixed media.  The best examples of this work can be seen in her  'Love Letters To Leonardo Series' which combines drawing, collage and photography. Her work has appeared in shows in Rome, Florence, Berlin, Vancouver and Vancouver Island and has been featured in North Light Books (Encite 2/Color Passions: The Best of Mixed Media) as well as numerous print and digital magazines in North America.

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