VANESSA PEDOTE, BRAZIL
VANESSA PEDOTE was born in 1973 in São Paulo, Brazil.
Graduated in Arts in Brazil in 1994, specialized in Renaissance - The Florence Academy of Art - in Florence, Italy, in 2002 and Art Therapy - Accademia D´Arte Firenze, in Florence, Italy. Since then, the artist started to develop her research and work in Europe.
Her work was presented in several European countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, among others, with visible Renaissance influence in her sculptures. In a Italian criticism her work was described as a blend of Renaissance and Modernism and became known in Italy as "Camille Claudel of the XXI century".
She began her work in art very early. She made her first solo exhibition at 15 years old and was already awarded a special prize at 14 in a group exhibition at the Bienal Pavilion in São Paulo.
Early in her career she devoted herself to painting and over the years moved into sculpture making in bronze and iron, an outstanding work in Europe. The Brazilian artist Nelson Leirner was her master in the early years.
She worked especially in the cities of Florence and Paris, being awarded three times in Paris. Among the awards, two were at the exihibition Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts (SNBA) which is held at the Carrousel du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris.
After being appointed a member in 2008 and bring to Brazil the representation of the Brazilian delegation in SNBA, in 2012 VANESSA Pedote received the title 'Partner' of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, France - Society founded in 1861 with the help of Auguste Rodin - responsible for many exhibitions in Paris: the SNBA at the Louvre, Salon Art Capital at the Gran Palais, among other cultural events. VANESSA was the First Brazilian to receive this title.
Currently, besides the sculptures, VANESSA dedicates herself again to painting with a new work focused on metals.
In 1993 VANESSA PEDOTE founded the Association AMOR POR FAVOR - AAPF, which conducts art workshops with children with Cancer. Since then, part of the sale of her works is reversed to work with these children.
Currently she divides her time between the production of her artworks and exhibitions, workshops with children of the association AAPF and private sessions of art-therapy for kids.
Photo: Renata Jubran