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Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Languages: Spanish, French, English and Italian

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 The Legacy Art Studio
2007 The Legacy Art Studio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2006 Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
2003 Florida Collectors Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2003 Chiostro Sant'Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Ocala, Horse Park
2010 Palazzo Ducale, Massa di Carrara, Italy
2010 Gateway Bank, Ocala, Florida
2010 The New York Academy of Art, N.Y., N.Y.
2009 Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2008 Art Basel, Miami, Florida
2008 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NYC, New York
2008 A N.E.W. Museum/ Galleries, Miami, Florida
2008 International Palm Beach Biennale, Wellington, Florida
2007 University of Toledo, Ohio
2007 Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio
2007 Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University, Alabama
2007 Butler Institute of American Art Satelite Gallery, Salem, Ohio
2006 Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A.& M. University, Texas
2006 Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, New York
2006 Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
2006 International Palm Beach Biennale, Wellington, Florida
2005 Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art, Alabama
2005 Midwest Museum of American Art, Indiana
2005 University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
2004 Dswart Galleries, Naples, Florida
2004 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NYC
2003 Classic Art Forms, Beverly Hills, California
2003 Westminister 142nd Exhibition Women's Show, London, UK
2002 Classic Art Forms, Beverly Hills, California
2002 Pietrasanta & Sculture Scultori, Pietrasanta, Italy
2001 National Sculpture Society 57th Annual Exhibition, Americas Park Ave. Tower, NYC
2000 Art in Downtown Outdoor Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1999 Art in Downtown Outdoor Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1999 Ars Nova 2000 Chiostro di Sant'Agostina, Pietrasanta, Italy
1998 Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy
1998 Downtown Dev. Authority, Art in Downtown, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1997 Florida Collector's Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1996 National Arts Club in New York, New York
1994 Royal Palm Beach Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1993 Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida

 PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy
Museo del Bozzetti, Centro Culturale "Luigi Russo", Pietrasanta, Italy

Colee Hammock Park, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Chris Evert's Children's Center, Broward District Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Irv and Judith Bowen, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jack Bower, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Leon Bryant, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
James and Maria Camp, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
James L. Case, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Alberto J. Comas, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Reverend Daniels, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
John Charles Feltman, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Ken and Linda Garofalo, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Henderson Foundation, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Thomas Jaeger, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Bud and Susan Lochrie, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Glenn Lochrie, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Dennis & Jocelyn Hopper, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Kathy Butler, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Josh Schwartz, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Delores Thomas, Amarillo, Texas
Patti Archibaud, Charlotte, North Carolina
Steve & Iliana Feltman, Memphis, Tennessee
Rosalind Merritt, Miami Beach, Florida
Camille Dixon, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Yolanda Maurer, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Emmett McTigue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Diana McTigue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Saint Anthony's Catholic School, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Shelby Smith, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Martin Robert Jacobs, Marietta, Georgia
Gloria Sardinas, New York, New York
Benny Solimani, New York, New York
Bates Foundation, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Madie Dillard, Texas
Jim Carrel, Nashville, Tennessee
Fiona Hernuss, Vienna, Austria


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS CONTINUE

Mag. Hervert Weinke, Vienna, Austria
Otto Wiesenthal, Vienna, Austria
Muriel Wertheimer, Canada
Generalissimo Dottore Vincenzo Pruitti, Italy
Marcello Tommasi, Florence, Italy
Aart and Eva Shank, Pietrasanta, Italy
Vingerhoets Family, Lima, Peru
Finol Family, Caracas, Venezuela
Barbara Wells, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

AWARDS, HONORS & GRANTS

Elected Sculptor member of the National Sculpture Society, NYC, NY
National Sculpture Society Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize, NYC
National Sculpture Society, Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize, for a second time, NYC
Award for Excellence in Figurative Sculpture, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NYC
Best in Show Award, Westminster 142nd Exhibition of Women Artists, London, UK
1st prize for Sculpture, Hambro Group Bank, London, UK
Bronze Medal, National Sculpture Society, NYC
Award for Excellence, International Biennale, Palm Bch., Florida
Master Artist and Speaker, International Biennale, Palm Bch., Florida
Art in the Downtown Award, Downtown Development Authority, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Andy Warhol Scholarship, The Graduate School of Figurative Art, NY Academy of Art, NYC
Education, Community, Development Grant, The Broward County Cultural Division
Mini-Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division for 2008-2009
Mini-Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division for 2007-2008
Sister City Grant, Ocala, Florida

EDUCATION

1998-1999 Accademia de Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy (Post Graduate Studies)
1998 New York Academy of Art, The Graduate School of Figurative Art, NYC area of specialization: Sculpture,
M.F.A. Cum Laude
1971-1974 University of Houston, Houston, Texas, B.F.A.

ASSISTANTSHIPS WITH SCULPTORS

1993 Tony Lopez (assisted in the production of Bacardi monument in marble) Miami, FL
1994 Robert St. Croix (modeling in clay, mouldmaking, enlarging and foundry work, assisted sculptor
by modeling in clay for bronze, the sculptures of The Winged Victory and the St. George)
1995 Tony Bruchert (retouching and preparing waxes for casting process and supervising workers
at La Torreta Foundry in Pietrasanta, Italy)

ASSISTANTSHIPS WITH SCULPTORS CONTINUE

1996 Esther Wertheimer (assisted sculptor in the production of seven figures in bronze, 9ft in height for
a performing arts building in Florida, all of my work was done at Fonderia d’Arte del Chiaro Massimo
in Pietrasanta Italy)
1995-to present    Under mentorship of Joseph Sheppard in Pietrasanta, Italy
1998-1999 George Carr (assisted at the studio Cervietti in Pietrasanta, Italy on the production in marble of
the largest bas relief in the United States.  I was chosen as one of three artisans to travel to Washingtoin, D.C.
to install and retouch the bas relief at the Basilica.)
1999-2000 Ivan Theimer (assistant to sculptor on 66 foot bronze monument to wine in Bordeaux for
the government of France.  I worked with sculptor at Fonderia del Chiaro in Pietrasanta, Italy)

Nilda Maria Comas - Curriculum Vitae