Biography

Daniela Balmaverde is a visual freelance artist who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Born in Italy, she studied at the College of Art in Turin in 1998. She went on to study in Holland (Groningen) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin where she graduated with a BA (First Class) in Stage Design in 2003.

She has been commissioned to create pieces of art including public art, community arts, portraits and paintings, sculptures, trompe l’oeil, and different types of decoration and ornamentation on both the inside and outside of buildings in Italy and Northern Ireland.

Her work is included in many private collections in Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy  and Northern Ireland.

She teaches at The Crescent Arts Centre where she facilitates some classes and workshops for beginners and more experienced alike.

Awards

International Arts Award for “A Crescent Snapshot” short film 2007

Exhibitions

Northern Ireland

  • Group Exhibition at the “Curve Gallery” Bangor, December 2019
  • Solo Exhibition at the Linen Hall Vertical Gallery, December 2018 May 2019
  • Group Exhibition at the Crescent Arts Centre, November 2018
  • Selected group exhibition at The Hallows Gallery May 2018
  • Solo Exhibition Crescent Arts Centre 2017
  • Group exhibition  Belfast City All  March 2010
  • Group exhibition Ulster Hall December 2009-March 2010
  • Group exhibition in the Meter House, Gasworks September 2009

Major Exhibitions in Italy

  • Solo exhibition  Art & Soleil Gallery Carmagnola Italy 1997
  • Group exhibition  “Premio Cesare Pavese” Santo Stefano Belbo Italy 1996
  • Group exhibition “La Cavallerizza Reale” Torino 1996
  • Group exhibition “Mostra fotografica Accademia Albertina Belle Arti” Torino 1995

Major Commissions

  • Connswater Community Greenway , Belfast City Council, 2017
  • “Pre-school Mural in Moneyreagh & Mosaic in Magheragall”, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, 2016
  • “Roden Street”, Belfast City Council, 2014
  • “Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagáin”, Belfast City Council, 2014
  • “Dedicated to women resilience in WW1”, Shankill Alternative, 2014
  • “Famous People in Shankill”, Shankill Alternative, 2014
  • “Ballynafeigh community Art Mural”, Housing Executive, 2013
  • “Shankill Graveyard History & Heritage”, Shankill Alternative, 2013
  • “Peace Wall Mural, Consequences of Rioting”, Shankill Alternative, 2013
  • “158-160 Ravenhill Road”, Belfast City Council, 2012
  • “Titanic Art Project – Mountjoy street”, Belfast City Council, 2012
  • “Titanic: East Belfast Connection” Belfast City Council, 2012
  • “Discover Lisburn Road” Belfast City Council, 2011
  • “Re-imaging The Birches”, Carrickfergus Council, 2011
  • “Helen Lewis”, Crescent Arts Centre, 2011
  • “Moving Forward”, Belfast City Council, 2011
  • “Lower Ormeau”, Public Art, Belfast City Council, 2010
  • “Re-imaging Tyndale”, Groundwork Northern Ireland, 2010
  • “Clarawood” Public Art, East Belfast Community Development Agency, 2009
  • “Re-imaging Glenbryn”, Belfast City Council, 2008
  • “Re- imaging L.O.R.A.G Public Art-Defining Public Space”, Belfast City Council, 2008
  • “Conway Mill Public Art-Re-Imaging Conway Wall”, Belfast City Council, 2008
  • Crescent Arts Centre, decoration of the premises, 2008
  • Backdrop for the Northern Ireland Children’s Society Arts Showcase, 2007
  • “Teatro Nuovo” set design for Ifigenia, 2005
  • Private: Villa Carmagnola Painting of the ceiling and different wall paintings, 2004
  • Private: Villa Torino Italy Restoring wall “affreschi”, 2004
  • Centro Equitazione “S.Giorgio e il Drago”, Cirie`Italy (2 painted panels), 2003