Alicia N. Ponzio

www.aliciaponzio.com

Curriculum Vitae

I. Education

   2015-present The Crucible in Oakland, CA, Foundry, enameling and welding courses. CREATE program, focus on foundry.

   2005-2008 The Florence Academy of Art (FAA) in Florence, Italy Three-year Sculpture Program, Certificate of Completion awarded May 2008

   2003-2004 Studied under master painter, Sebastian Capella in La Jolla, CA USA: Atelier style instruction in drawing and painting the figure, portrait, landscape

   2001-2003 The Watts Atelier of the Arts in Encinitas, California USA Atelier style instruction in figure drawing

   1992-1996 The University of Pennsylvania, BSN, 1996 Cum Laude

  II. Teaching and Professional Experience

    2017 Art of the Portrait, PSoA annual conference: clay modeling and casting demo, live critique session

    2017 Brookgreen Gardens' Sculptor in Residence for Spring 2017: 2 week residence including a lecture and workshop on site

    2017 Juror for NSS Emerging Sculptors' Competition qualifying round 

    2017 Warehouse 521 in Nashville, TN: 5 day Portrait Modeling Workshop

    2016 Warehouse 521 in Nashville, TN: 5 day Figure Modeling Workshop 

    2016 Chiaroscuro Studio of Art in Miami, 5 day Portrait Modeling Workshop 

    2015 Chiaroscuro Studio of Art in Miami, 5 day Figure Modeling Workshop 

    2015 TRAC 2015 Juror for scholarship competition 

    2015 The Representational Art Conference (TRAC 2015): 10 hour clay modeling demonstration 

    2014-present JHess Studios, San Francisco, CA: Offering private weekly classes in portrait and figure sculpture, artistic anatomy

    2014-2015 University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine: Medicine and Art Program. Designed and taught 1-week courses in Artistic Anatomy Sculpture to medical students

    2013-2014  Pixar University: Designed and taught three separate 12-week courses in figure modeling and Artistic Anatomy  to Pixar Animation Studios' employees,

    2012- 2014 Brookgreen Gardens, Yearly Portrait and Figure Modeling  Summer Workshops. Pawley’s Island, SC

    2011-2013 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.  Figure modeling instructor for undergraduate and graduate level

    2010 Ecorchè Summer Course at the FAA, Sweden

    2009 Ecorchè Drawing Workshop: Designed and presented 3 day workshop in Ecorchè Drawing Techniques at FAA/Gothenburg in Mölndal, Sweden

    2009-2011 Principal Instructor for Ecorchè Sculpture Course at the FAA

    2008– 2011 Director & Principal Instructor of Artistic Anatomy Program at the FAA

    2009-2011 Figure Drawing instructor at the FAA

    2007-2008 Student Instructor in figure drawing course at the FAA, Sculpture Program

    2002-2003 Assistant instructor at Watts Atelier of the Arts. Designed and taught courses in drawing and sculpture for Teenagers

    2001-2008 Rady Children's' Hospital of San Diego, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Staff Nurse, Shift Charge Nurse and Unit Educator

    1997-2001 Unites States' Navy Nurse Corps, Lieutenant, Honorable Discharge

  III. Scholarships, Awards, and Honors 

    2017 Artist in Residence at Brookgreen Gardens March 26-April 9

    2016 Elected as Sculptor member of the National Sculpture Society (NSS) by jury

    2016 The Alex J. Ettl Grant from the NSS

    2016 Honorable Mention in the Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon for The Echo Chamber

    2016 Finalist in the ARC International Salon for In a Still Field

    2016 Finalist in the ARC International Salon for In Recent Days

    2015 Signature Member Status: in the California Art Club (CAC), selected by jury

    2015 Fine Art Connoisseur's Award of Excellence: at the CAC's 104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition for Kelly's Crown

    2015 The Robert Merrell Gage Award for the Best Single Figure Sculpture: at the CAC's 104th Annual Gold medal Exhibition

    2014 First Place, Sculpture: at the Portrait Society of America's (PSoA) International Salon for In Recent Days

    2014 Julia Bracken Wendt Award for best Multi-Figure Sculpture: at the CAC 103rdAnnual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition for The Lingering Shadows

    2013 The Medal of Honor for Sculpture: at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 117th annual open exhibition, for The Lingering Shadows

    2013 Honorable Mention in ARC International Salon for Irving

    2013 Award of Exceptional Merit at the PSoA International Portrait Competition for Irving

    2013 Finalist at the Society for Portrait Sculptors' (SPS) Annual Open Competition: FACES, for Irving

    2013 Finalist in the ARC International Salon for Claudia Regina Del Fiume

    2012 First Place, Sculpture Category, ARC International Salon for The Lingering Shadows

    2012 Finalist, Sculpture Category, ARC International Salon for Diego Germàn Abad

    2011 Second Place, Sculpture Category, ARC International Salon for The Letting Go

    2011 Honor Award, International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America for Claudia Regina Del Fiume

    2011 Finalist at the SPS annual open competition, "FACES", for Claudia Regina Del Fiume and Absent Man

    2010 Finalist in ARC Salon, sculpture category for What Was

    2010 Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America for Diego Germàn Abad

    2010 Finalist in NSS figure modeling competition

    2009 Best in Show, at the FAA Fourth Alumni Show in Florence, Italy for What Was

    2008 Finalist for the Founders’ Sculpture Prize international competition in London, England

    2008 Awarded full scholarship to design and instruct Artistic Anatomy course at The FAA

    2007 Awarded partial scholarship to teach charcoal figure drawing at the FAA

IV. Publications

    2016 Shar-e-Ketab, (Iranian Arts and Culture magazine) Vol. 1 issue no. 10 , "Unspoken Words" (translated) feature article

    2016 Western Art and Architecture, Aug-Sept Issue, "Beyond Skin Deep", pg 154-159

    2016 The Art of the Portrait, Issue no. 71, "The Art of The Portrait 18th International Portrait Competition Showcase", pg 6

    2015 Fine Art Connoisseur, December issue, "ARtists Making Their Mark: Three to Watch", pg 063

    2015 The California Art Club Newsletter, Summer-Fall, "Alicia N. Ponzio: Honouring our Humanity", Interview, pg 8-11

    2015 Fine Art Connoisseur, Vol. 12, issue no. 2, "The California Art Club Shines Again", pg 54-55

    2015 The Art of TRAC: a catalog of art exhibitions in association with The Representational Art Conference 2015, pg 74-75

    2015 Fine Art Today, August 20 2015, "Casting Her Voice" , Interview, online magazine 

    2015 Bangor Daily News, August 3, "Women Artists Celebrated at Haynes Galleries", Cafe Des Artistes

    2014 The Art of the Portrait, Issue no. 64, "Pursuing a Vision", Interview, pg 7-9 

    2014 American Art Collector, issue no. 106, "A Will of Their Own", pg 064-068

    2012 Fine Art Connoisseur Vol. 9, Issue no. 6, "A Salon for our Time", pg 72 - 76

    2012 The Epoch Times, August 12, “Winners of Art Renewal Center’s 2011-2012 International Salon”

    2011 American Art Collector, issue 70 , "Beyond a Likeness" pg 82

    2011 Underpaintings (blog), "Better Know a PSoA Finalist: Alicia Ponzio", April

    2011 "Gifted Sculptress Inspired by Italy", The Italian Tribune

V. Exhibitions

    2017 Wine and Art live auction to benefit CASA of Los Angeles, a non profit providing court appointed special advocates for foster children

    2017 Sight Unseen, Abend Gallery in Denver Colorado

    2017 CAC's 106th Gold Medal Exhibition at the Autry Museum of the American West 

    2016 The Portrait Society of America: The Art of the Portrait, in Washington, DC

    2016 The CAC's 105nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Gene Autry Center in Los Angeles, CA

    2016 Intuition: A Focus on Women Artists, American Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA 

    2015 Within Silence: Solo Show at Arte Verissima gallery in Oakland, CA

    2015 Figures and Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2015 The CAC's 104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Fisher Museum on USC's campus in Los Angeles, CA

    2015 Women Painting Women: exhibition at the Haynes Galleries in Thomaston, ME

    2015 Transmission at the Rolland Gallery on CLU's campus in Ventura, CA

    2014 The CAC's 103rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Gene Autry Center in Los Angeles, CA

    2014 The Portrait Society of America: The Art of the Portrait, in Washington, DC

    2013 The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 117th Annual Open Exhibition at  the National Arts Club in New York, NY

    2013 New Works, New Directions at the Haynes Gallery in Thomaston, ME

    2013 Women Painting Women: A Room of One's Own at the Haynes Gallery in Nashville, TN

    2013 The Art of Drawing: Line, Texture, Form, and Light at the Haynes Gallery in Nashville, TN

    2013 The Portrait Society of America: The Art of the Portrait in Atlanta, GA

    2013 The Society for Portrait Sculptors' Annual Open Exhibition, London, England

    2013 Celebrating Form: Figurative Art and Sculpture at the Haynes Gallery in Nashville, TN

    2011 Florence Academy Alumni Show, Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills

    2011 An Ordinary Aspect, Paintings of Women by Women Artists, J.D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

    2011 The Young Collector's Show, Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston South Carolina

    2011 International Portrait Competition exhibition, Atlanta Georgia

    2011 Society for Portrait Sculptors Annual Open Exhibition, London, England

    2011 Figurative Paintings by Justin Hess & Unni Lørdahl Rasmussen at Binggården Gallery, Fredrikstad Norway

    2010 Fifth Annual Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition in Florence, Italy

    2010 Art Anglais, Contemporary Art Fair at Hotel Anglais in Stockholm, Sweden

    2010 Immortal Works Group Show in Gothenburg, Sweden

    2010 New Realism Group Show at the Cloister Santa Maria Degli Angeli in Florence, Italy

    2010 The Founders’ Sculpture Prize Competition Exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London, England: One of 5 finalists

    2009 The Florence Academy Fourth Alumni Show at the Corsini Stables in Florence, Italy.