Michele D'Avenia

Artist (Italy)
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Born on 9th December 1964, in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan), only after secondary school does he enrol to Accademia di Belle Arti of Reggio Calabria, attending for a short time the Scuola Libera del Nudo. Very disappointed by this experience, he breaks away from the school in order to start his independent study of pictorial techniques and the Masters of the past. During these years, he develops a deep interest in decoration and the restoration of ancient paintings. Afterwards, he starts collaborating with specialized laboratories.
He actively joins the national artistic scene, both by taking part to several collective exhibitions and organizing personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Many of his paintings and sculptures are now part of important private and public collections.
He creates important works for private customers, the last of which is a large painting on a religious subject, representing “Il Compianto” (“The Mourning”).
Since 1994 he has been a scene designer for Teatro Vittorio Emanuele and Sala Laudamo in Messina.
In 2004, his sculpture “L’Altra Faccia del Peccato” (“The other face of sin”) was awarded the prestigious prize Arte – sezione scultura.
Recently, he has made a monumental sculpture “1 Ottobre 2009” dedicated to the victims of the floods in Giampilieri and Scaletta.
He lives in Messina (Italy). He works and exhibits in MD Studio d'Arte gallery in Messina (Italy).