""I conceive Art as a way to explore, to understand, to search. It is the alchemical process that transmutes physical reality into spiritual substance. Through the symbolic, multilayered image, reality reveals its mysteries and form becomes language. And it is in that mysterious, fascinating language of colors, light and shapes that artist and viewer engage in a dialogue, in which meanings are enriched and multiplied, deepened, putting us in touch with our eternal essence. "

Meli Valdés Sozzani

 

Maria Amelia Valdés Sozzani, was born in 1977 in La Plata, Argentina, where she lives and works. She got a degree in Italian Language and Culture, specialized in Fine Arts from the University of Pisa. She has exhibited her works individually and collectively in Argentina, the United States and Italy.

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

V Salón Pettoruti, Pasaje Dardo Rocha, La Plata, Argentina, 2017.

​Surrealism. Three visions, Municipal Museum of Art  (MUMART),  La Plata, 2017.

Women,  Municipal Museum of Art  (MUMART), extension Showspace. La Plata, 2017.

Small Format- Group Show, Visual Artists Association, La Plata, 2016.

Awarded Artists 2015-2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Beato Angélico, 2016.

Salón de Invierno, Visual Artists Association, La Plata, 2016.

MIRÁ. Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, 2016.

Salón de Mayo, Visual Artists Association, La Plata, 2016.

Outstanding Women, Art Expo, Teatro Argentino, La Plata, Argentina, 2015.

69º Anniversary of the Italian Republic,  La Plata, Argentina, 2015.

IV Salón Pettoruti, Pasaje Dardo Rocha, La Plata, Argentina, 2015.

 

ART. Soy lo que pinto, II edition, Honorable Senate of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014.

Emerging artits, Pasaje Dardo Rocha, La Plata, Argentina, 2003.

 

 “Small format painting exhibition”, Visual Artist Association, La Plata, Argentina, 1998.

Selection of the  Octubre Awards,  Octubre Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998.

 

 International Biennial, TREVI FLASH ART MUSEUM, Palazzo Lucarini Trevi, Perugia, Italy 1998.

 

International exhibition “Mostra d’Autunno” Palazzo Correr, organized by Art Addiction ,Venice, Italy, 1998.

Young Art, Espacio de Arte Gallery, La Plata,  Argentina, 1997.

 

C.O.A.P Show, Visual Artist Association, La Plata, Argentina, 1997.

 

Salon Primavera, Visual Artist Association , La Plata, Argentina, 1997.

 

Collective show, Acuario Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1997.

 

 50° Anniversary of the Visual Artist Association, La Plata, Argentina, 1997.

 

International Art expo at Carnegie Hall, The Floating Gallery, New York City, 1997.

IV Exhibition Of  Emerging artists. Museum of Contemporary Art  Beato Angelico, La Plata, Argentina ,1996.

 

60th Anniversary International,  Manatee County Art League, Bradenton, Florida, U.S.A., 1996.

 

International Art, Planetary Renaissance, Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.1996.

 

Selected Solo Exhibition

"Meli Valdés Sozzani- Paintings", organized by the Visual Artists Association, Corregidor Hotel, 2017.

"La Humanidad en el Espejo" Universidad Del Este  (UDE), La Plata, 2016.

"La Humanidad en el Espejo – Narrativas Visuales", Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas, La Plata, 2016

"Doscientos y un cuentos en miniatura", Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas, La Plata,  Argentina, 2014.

"Boccaccio: dieci immagini sul Decameron", Dante Alighieri Association, La Plata, Argentina, 2013.

“Meli Valdés Sozzani - Painting” , Circolo Italiano di La Plata,  La Plata, Argentina, 2012.

Vieja Estación Art center, Ensenada, Argentina, 2012.

Art gallery of La Plata Board Trade, La Plata,  Argentina, 2003.

La Abadía Art Center, La Plata, Argentina, 2002.

1887, La Plata, Argentina, 2001.

Círculo Policial Art Gallery, La Plata Argentina, 2000.

Artexpo New York ’99, Artist Pavilion, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, U.S.A., 1999.

Art gallery of the Medical Association, La Plata, Argentina, 1999.

Circolo Italiano di La Plata, La Plata,  Argentina, 1998.

Artexpo New York ’98, Artist Pavilion, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, U.S.A., 1998.

Círculo Policial  Art Gallery  , La Plata, Argentina, 1998.

Corregidor  Hotel Art Gallery,    La Plata, Argentina, 1997.

Círculo Policial  Art Gallery  , La Plata Argentina, 1996.

 

 

Selected Awards

 

  • “Award of Excellence” Fifth Annual International Competition, Manhattan Arts International, New York City, U.S.A., 1996.

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  •  III Winner Award, Category:Painting, Visual Artist Association , La Plata, Argentina,1997.

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  • “Award of Excellence” Sixth Annual International Competition, Manhattan Arts International, New York City, U.S.A.,1997.

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  • II Winner Award, Category Painting, Acuario Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998.

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  • Artist Pavilion Award,  “Most Original Artist” Artexpo New York’98, New York City,  U.S.A., 1998.

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  • “Award of Excellence”,  “Mostra d’Autunno a Venezia” , Venice, Italy, 1998.

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  • Outstanding Woman 2015, Honorable Senate of the Province of Buenos Aires, Teatro Argentino, La Plata, Argentina,  2015.

  • Excellence Award, Salón de Mayo,  Visual Artists Association, La Plata, 2016.

  • 1º Excellence Award, Figurative Painting, Sociedad Italiana, Ensenada, 2016.

  • 1º Prize, Salón de Invierno, Visual Artists Association, La Plata, 2016

 

 

Illustrations

 

 

  • Series of illustrations for the book “Doscientos y un cuentos en miniatura” by the author Alejandro Córdoba Sosa,  Ed. De los Cuatro Vientos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007.

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  • Cover of the book El Enigma de O. by Alejandro Córdoba Sosa,  Ed. De los Cuatro Vientos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013.

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  • Series of illustrations for the book “Two hundred and one miniature tales” by the author Alejandro Córdoba Sosa,  (1° English edition), Ed. Autores de Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015.

  • Series of illustrations for the book “La Humanidad en el Espejo” by the author Alejandro Córdoba Sosa,  Ed. Deauno.com, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016.

  • Series of illustrations for the book “Devocionario Terrenal" by author Alejandro Córdoba Sosa,  Ed. Vuelta a Casa, La Plata, Argentina, 2017.

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