BIO / CV
Anica Shpilberg is a Peruvian born Miami based artist. Anica started creating art at a very early age in her native Peru after her mother introduced her to handicrafts such as embroidery, knitting and sewing. However, when Anica started spending hours drawing in her notebooks her mother enrolled her in painting classes. In 1970, she emigrated to the United States, where she studied design, printmaking, at the Pratt Institute, mixed media and steel sculpture hat the Silvermine School of Art in Connecticut. And later Photography at ICP in New York.
Her work is a combination of Expressionism, Constructivism and reflects the influence of some of the key figures of the 20th century, including Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Clifford Still. But her work is not simple to interpret, nor should it be taken literally. Instead, it must be discovered step by step by learning to read the myriad symbols in her paintings that she hides under layers of pigments and materials that metaphorically function like the strata of remembrances, which must be removed in order to uncover the intimate universe of each human being.
She utilizes her photographs in a variety of ways either printed on canvas worked with Mixed Media like on her series “The Business of Art" they are pictures taken in fairs, museum and galleries as well as in her series “Layers of Meaning” , delving into her extensive archive and selects images from her trips, altering the original scene and imprinting them with an aura of timelessness.
Anica ‘s later photographs render peculiar corners of reality. The artist discloses visions and happenings of urban life. From the up-close intimacy of people, to panoramic city visions, to surreal objects, her work captures fragmented narratives of a larger story in which the photographer’s eye gives away the specifics of a situation. Anica captures humans in frozen moments, some of them in active connections, others in an introspective isolation. Anica aims to capture the heartbeat of each event she records by stressing and reassessing its singularity. In this way she attempts to hold back time and perpetuate it for posterity.
Her digital photographs of the mannequins are prosthetic and iconic references for femininity. In their suggestive sensual poses and moody expressions, they act as clones in the threshold of humanity. Fashion models and nudes create a synergic representation of the world of women, she presents them gathering in a surreal scene, as lively ghosts of a simulated world. In their outermost inner intensity, these clones show seductive and sensual poses, introspective faces, sad expressions and exalted emotions as mimesis of the feminine cosmos. They stage an inverted realism in which the viewer is confronted by an ambiguous realm of perception. Is it a dummy? Is it a model? Is it human? The series is call “The Clones” and later with the help of digital intervention they are transformed into the “Avataraty Series”
Presently Anica is part of “Studio 58” in Miami where she has a studio and gallery. She Spent 12 years as a resident artist in The Bakehouse Art Complex.
Anica has exhibited extensively thru the US and around the world. Her work is in many private collections
2012: Voice Art Projects Contemporary Art Gallery, Miami, FL, Nov 2012-Jan 2013
2011: Art Gallery at Tne Quogue Library, Quogue, NY, Sept.
Maor Gallery, ″Life Laberynth″, Miami, FL, June – Aug.
2001: Papp Galery, New York, NY, May.
1999: The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, GA, Nov.
Galeria Cecilia Gonzalez, Lima, Peru, March.
1995: New Haven Center for The Arts, Mixed Media, New Haven, CT, June.
1994: Galerie des Hamptons, West Hampton Beach, NY, June-Aug.
1993: "Colors of The Mind″, Landmark Lobby Gallery, Stamford, CT, May .
″South America″, Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, Stamford, CT, April.
Camera USA 2018 National Photography Exhibition , Naples FL. Jun-Aug 2018
Atelier 112, Group Show Hollywood, Fl. Mar 2018
“With Eyes Open”, Thompson Gallery @ The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA. Dec 2017-Feb 2018
“DOCUMENTA”, LAAP & Art & Design Gallery, Miami, Fl. , Aug
“Variations on the same Subjects: People, Nature & Geometry” Young Ciurcle Gallery, Hollywood, FL. Aug
Artist Alliance Of East Hampton, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton NY. July
Boca Raton Art Fair, Contemporary Art Projects USA, Miami, Fl March
Women Artist Coast to Coast – East, Prince Street Gallery, Ny. March
“The Four Elements”, Sol Taplin Gallery @ Miami Country Day School, Miami, Fl. Jan
Art Palm Beach, Contemporary Art Projects USA, Miami, Fl. Jan
“Crossing Boundaries”, The Armory Center-Montgomery Hall, West Palm Beach, FL, Dec
Art Concept, Contemporary Art Projects USA, Miami, Fl. Dec
“ A Sight for Sore Eyes”, online exhibition by NAWA, Oct
“Blazing New Trails: Women & Discovery”, Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, Fl. Oct.
“Rise Up” “ The Mansion at Strathmore, N Bethesda, MD, Sep
Palm Beach Photography Centre, Palm Beach, Fl .Sep.
The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery, “Members Show”, NY, NY Sep
East End Annual National Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, Riverhead, NY. Aug.
“Summer Small Works”, NAWA Gallery, New York. NY July.
Artist Aliance of East Hamptons, East Hampton, NY. July.
“Continuum”, Fountain St Fine Art Gallery, Framingham, MA. June.
“Breaking Ground”, Beverly MA , Beverly MA. June-Sep.
“Creative Muse”, The Crayola Factory, Bethlehem, PA, Mar.
Renaissance Women, Traveling exhibitions at 5 NY Public Libraries, NY, Mar-Jun.
A Juried Show of Decorative & Contemporary Applied Arts, NYC, NY. Feb.
“Women of Vision”, NAWA FL Armory Annex, Lake Worth, FL, Jan.
2015: “INVOKING THE MUSE” Coral Spring Museum of Art, Coral Spring, Fl. Dec.
“Works in the Atrium” BAC, Wynwood, Miami, Fl, Dec.
“HELP-HOPE-NEPAL” Paul Fisher Gallery, West Pal Beach, Fl. Dec.
“Small Format/Affordable”, Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, Fl. Oct.
NAWA at The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, Ny. Sep.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s 19th Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition, Palm Beach, Fl, Aug
“The Figure, 4th Annual Show , East End Art Gallery, Riverhead, NY, Aug
“Summer Small Works Exhibit”, NAWA NY, Jun-Sep 2015
“Art Expo NY” Current Art Group USA, New York, NY, Apr.
“National Art Encounter” Naples Art Association, Naples, FL. March
2014: “Spectrum” at Contemporary Art Projects, Miami, Fl. Dec
“In Response”, Audry Love Gallery, Miami, FL. Dec
“Finding your Vision”, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, Boston MA, Nov
“Dia de los muertos”, Swenson Gallery, Miami, Fl. Nov
“Cosmic Connections”, Contemporary Art Projects, Doral, Fl, Nov 1st prize
“125th Anniversary, The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY. Oct
“A Current Vision”, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA. May
“Sea Fair Yacht”, Miami, Fl. April
“Visions and Revelations” Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, March
“Visions of the Mind”, HUB-Robeson Galleries in University Park, PA, Feb
“BAC & Coral Gables Museum” Urbanism: Perceived and Interpreted, Wynwood, Fl. Feb
“Visionaries” Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, Fl. Jan
2013: “Mirror Image” Swenson Gallery, Wynwood, Fl, Dec
“Visual Contrasts” Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Fl. Dec
“Digressions & Detours”, Curators Voice Art Projects, Wynwood, Fl, Nov
“Oneiric: Beyond Conciousness”, Audry Love Gallery @ Bakehouse, Wynwood, Fl, Sep
Saatchi Gallery on line Exhibition, London, UK, Sept
Florida Museum for Women Artist “4th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Deland, Fl. Aug
“Celebrating the Art & Design of the Automobile, Salisburg House, Des Moines, IO, July
“Clothing Optional”, NAWA Gallery, New York, NY, July
“The Women of NAWA Exposed”, Goggleworks, Reading, PA, June
International Biennale Artists Exhibition Miami 2013, Miami, FL, June
Camera USA 2013, Naples, Fl June.
Icons & Images” Curators Voice Art Projects, Miami, Fl, May.
Magnaetz Gallery,Ny. presents Anica Shpilberg in “Lima International Art Fair”, April.
Arte Latino “LuminArte, Dallas, TX, March.
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY, Feb-March.
Curators Voice Art Projects “Modern-Post Modern”, Miami, FL, Feb.
CURATORIAL EXHIBITIONS cont...
2012: “Image Makers” NAWA Fl at City Hall, Palm Beach, Fl, Dec
″International Art Exhibition″ by Nina Torres Fine Art at 1800 GALLERY, Miami, Fl, Nov– Jan.
Latin Views 2012 A Biennale Exhibition, Gales Ferry, CT, Sept.
Zenith by Luminarte Gallery, Dallas, TX, July
LMNT Gallery “International Biennale Artist Exhibition”, Miami, FL, June.
Galerie Daliko Krems, ″The Labyrinth″,Austria, May.
″Open Gallery Editions I″ The Lure of the Local, Miami, Fl, May.
″Open Gallery Editions I″ Voice Art Projects Contemporary Art Gallery, Miami, Fl, April.
″Insights″ NAWA FL at the Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, Fl Jan 31-April. Juror Recognition Award
“Art Wynwood” International Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, Fl, Feb.
“Artful Evenings”, Bakehouse featured artist, Aventura, Fl Feb.
2011: International Biennale Artists Exhibition” in Dallas, TX, hosted by LuminArte Art Gallery, Nov.
“Herencia Hispan”, Elite Fine Art presents Miami, Fl, Oct.
“2nd Annual ¨Raices: The Root of All Things” presented by RODEZart.com Gallery, Miami, FL, Oct.
″Structured”, BAC Gallery, Miami, Fl, September.
Elite Art Galleries @ Shanghai Art Fair American Pavillion, Shanghai, China, Sept.
“World Tour Exhibition of Contemporary Art London” @ The Gallery in Rechurch Street, London, UK, Aug.
″Midsummer Night”, BAC Gallery, Miami, Fl, August.
″Miami Beach Sister Cities International Expo″, Miami, Fl ,May.
″Art and Sole″, BAC, Miami , Fl May.
Elite Art Editions Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Fl, March.
“The Conversation Starts Here”, Salon Miami @FIU Miami, Fl, March.
Arte Americas 2011¨@ Convention Center, Miami, Fl, March.
Broward Art Guild @ Gallery 101, “Black and White”, Ft Lauderdale, Fl, Feb.
NAWA Fl @ Northwood University, West Palm Beach, Fl, Feb.
NAWA Small Work, New York, NY, Feb.
Tom Rosetty Gallery, ″The Black Heart″, Pompano Beach Fl,Feb
NAWA Fl @ Village Studio, Delray Beach Fl, Jan.
Broward Art Center @ Tarpon River, Ft Lauderdale, Fl, Jan. Best in the Show
2010: “5 x 7 Works”, Swansen Gallery, Miami, Fl, Dec.
Arto Connecto Exhibit, Safe Text, Miami, Fl, April.
2009: ″Nuestra Cultura″, Mes de la Hispanidad Tower Theater, Miami, Fl, Oct.
2008: ″Paraphernalia“ Show curated by Carol Damian and Bernice Steinbaum, Miami, Fl, Nov
“Form-Function”, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Fl, November.
“Herencia Hispana”, Art Editions Gallery, Miami, Fl, October.
“Walls without Boundaries”, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Fl, Sept.
“Paper Mate”, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Mixed Media on Paper, Miami, Fl, March.
2007: "Cupcakes“, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Mixed Media, Miami, Fl, Dec.
”Private View”, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Mixed Media, Miami, Fl, Sept.
″After Pieces″, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Mixed Media, Miami, Fl, Sept.
2006: “Hortt 45”, Broward Art Guild, Mixed Media, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, June.
“Sculptural Objects”, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Sculpture, Miami, Fl, June.
2005: “Member’s Show”, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Mixed Media, Miami, Fl, Sept.
2002: NYSWA Show at Gagossian Gallery, New York, NY, Feb.
1999: “Interpreting The Masters,” Artists’ Atelier of Atlanta, Honorable Mention, Atlanta, GA, Sept.
1998: Wizo Art 98, Miami Fl. Nov.
1997: AAC Galleria Gallery, Atlanta, GA, April.
1995: Stamford Art Association (SAA) Galerie, Stamford, CT, May.
“Spring Member Juried Exhibition,” Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT,May.
“Art & Nature” Greenwich Art Society, Through the Market, First Prize, Greenwich, CT, May.
Gray Center University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.
Holocaust Memorial, JCC Bridgeport, CT.
1994: SAA Faber Byren Show, Preludio Indio, Joyce & Bob Jones Award, Acrylic, Stamford, CT, Oct
“Off The Wall,” SAA Galerie, Book of Rape, Steel Sculpture, Second Prize, Stamford, CT, June.
“Off The Wall,” SAA Galerie , The Voyage, Second Prize, Mixed Media, Stamford, CT, May.
“Spring Member Juried Exhibition,” Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT, May
“Spring Show at The Ferguson Library,”SAA Galerie , Stamford, CT, April.
“Spring Show at The Ferguson Library,” SAA, Heritage, Steel Sculpture, First Prize, Mar.
1993: SAA Galerie, “Columbus 500th Anniversary,” Huanahani, Mixed Media, Honorable Mention, Oct.
Mayor’s Art Gallery, Stamford, CT. June
Mixed Media, Honorable Mention, Greenwich, CT, April.
Stamford Museum, “23rd Annual Competition,” Steel Sculpture, Greenwich, CT, March.
SAA Galerie , “Faces & Figures,” Babushka, Mixed Media, Honorable Mention, Greenwich, CT, Feb.
SAA Galerie , “Your Favorite Colors,” Mixed Media, Greenwich, CT, January
″In Construction and Book Form″, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT.
1992: The Gods Came from the Sea , Steel Sculpture, Third Prize, Greenwich, CT, Oct.
“Artist Choice” SAA Galerie , Steel Sculptures, Greenwich, CT, Sept.
“1992 Members Show NCSA,” New Canaan Society for the Arts, New Canaan, CT, Sept.
“Faber Birren Color Award Show,” Stamford Historical Society, Steel Sculpture, Stamford, CT, Aug.
“Juried Student Exhibition” Silvermine, Symphony, Steel Sculpture, First Prize, New Canaan, CT, June.
“Community Art,” JCC Galerie, Lake Esmeralda I , Mixed Media, First Prize, Stamford, CT, June.
“34th Annual Art Show,” SAA, Lake Esmeralda II , Mixed Media, First Prize, Stamford, CT, May.