biography

 

Elsie  Wunderlich

Born in Guatemala. Received the Citizen of the City of Mornico Losana, Pavia, Italy in 2012. 

Sculptor and painter in different media.

From an early age Elsie Wunderlich always showed his passion for art.
She began studying painting and drawing at the age of 16 years.
She studied Architecture and Art History, at the University Francisco Marroquín and  at the National School of Fine Arts in Guatemala, and participate in Art workshops with different masters in the art field in Guatemala, Italy, Spain and France.

She has developed a very personal artistic language in both painting and sculpture. Nature has been her constant source of inspiration, through her art expresses the integration of the human being and Nature.

She has made thirty-six solo exhibitions and more than a hundred group exhibitions in galleries, Museums, Art fairs, Biennials and prestigious universities ,  in Guatemala , different cities of the United States, also in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, France and Italy.

She was elected as coordinator between Guatemala and Italy, for Venice Biennale, in 2015 , 2017, 2018 , which is most prestigious Art  Biennial in the world .

It is worth mentioning some of its exhibitions:

2018 - Biennale of architecture.

2017 - 57th Venice Biennale Edition, Pavilion Guatemala.

2016 – “Queen Nature” Exhibition at Certosa Cantu Casteggio,

2016 – “Queen Nature Exhibition” at the Castle Mornico Losana, Italy.

2015 - exhibition at the Venice Biennale Pavilion Grenada "Grazie Italia"-

2015 - participated in the Venice Biennale Pavilion Guatemala.-

2014 - Triennale di Roma , "Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale OF ROME""CHIOSTRO DEL BRAMANTE OF ROME" "MAGGIORE ART GALLERY OF ROME"

2014 - 4th International Festival of Art at the Embassy of  Iraq , the IV International Festival of Art for Dialogue and   Peace between Peoples and Religions,

2014 - exhibition at the Comune of Mornico Losana, Pavia Italy.

2014 - "Art in the Streets" with  the Gallery,  Foundation Rozas Botrán, event dedicated to ecology and nature   conservation, with selection for the participation of 10 renowned national and international  artists event whose works were exhibited in mupies around Guatemala City .

2013 -  "Elsie  at Mornico" council hall of Mornico Losana city of Pavia, Italy,

2013 -   Basilica of St. Paul  Outside the    Walls in Rome "Francis, the saint of the Holy Father".

2013 -  "Expressions of a nature tour" in the palace of Certosa Cantu in Casteggio,  Italy

2012 -  International Art Fair "Spoleto" in Umbria Italy.

2011  , 2012, at the Cantinone Medievale the Comune Di Giorgi Pietra.

2012 -   Castle of Mornico Losana, and the gallery La Pigna Rome.

2011 – 2012-  at the University of Pavia.

2004- "Nouvelle Tendance figurative" in Paris,.

1998 -  Louisiana In Ziegler Museum, USA

1994 - Biennale Of Latin American Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2003 - Art Fair "Art Miami" Convention Center in Florida USA

1999 - "Women in the Arts" Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA, California, USA

1999 - "VIII Iberoamerican Exhibition" Meridian International Center in Washington DC

- Centenary Of Frida Kahlo at the Embassy of Mexico in Guatemala.

- Centenary Of Pablo Neruda in Chilean Embassy in Guatemala

- Museum Of Modern Art in Guatemala, Biennial of Art Paiz Guatemala,

His work is in private collections in different countries, buildings and museums

AWARDS

-2015, Awarded at the Venice Biennale by the international press , named  as one of the   best artists of Guatemala Pavilion in this Biennial.

- 2015, Award granted by the Commissioner of Guatemala Pavilion, Daniele Radini Tedeschi Prize for originality and artistic value of the work on display at the national flag of Guatemala present at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015

-In January 2014 he received a diploma from the National Council for Protected Areas "CONAP"

For his work depicts the value of harmonious coexistence between man and nature. in collaboration with the Foundation Botrán Rozas.

-Prize Paint in the painting contest gallery La Pigna in Rome. 2014 .

-In November 2012 he received honorary citizenship of the community of Mornico Losana Italy, to publicize that community nationally and internationally through its Art.

-In October 2009 he received the medal for "Artist of the Year" by the organization "Artist of the Year in Guatemala." Organized by the Alexander Von Humboldt Institute.

-In 1987 he received the prize for painting at the second National Painting Competition Shell.

PUBLICATIONS

His work has been published in several books and magazines Art,

Catalog , Guatemala Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori Publishing GRAZIE ITALIA 2015 Magazine "Arts" of the Dominican Republic, in the Magazine "Fermenti" Italy in January 2011 and in art books Guatemala, "The Magazine" Rozas Botrán edition # 3. In addition to articles in the international press and various international media.

SPECIAL PROYECT

Design Tags of Italian wines "Piccinini" wine company PICCININI, northern Italy, with paintings and sculptures by the artist (Elsie).

 

Annual participation in various art auctions for charity:

-Juannio, Auction fundraising for the Institute of Neurology,

 Guatemala city.

-Subasta Art, Rotary Club, Guatemala City.

Art Exhibition Junkabal, Anacafé Guatemala

Art Exhibition in May, National Museum of Modern Art

Botrán Rozas Foundation, Guatemala City