LUCÍA BONFIGLIO

Italian - Uruguayan nationality. Started Learning art and making exhibtions since shw was a child. Bachelor of Communication Sciences. Master iin Graphic Arts. Lived in Spain and in Uruguay,

The combination of living in different cultures and working in advertising, graphic design and Arts, shows in her paintings a personal language, a mixture of cultures, with elements of real life, imagination, symbolic, abstract shapes and colours, and always telling something that it is wanted to be told. The concept is what guides the work.

Her oil paintings generally concerns about humanity. She has been interacting with the World Bank´s Uruguayan office since 2014, doing exhibitions with World Bank endorsement at Ralli Museum and also illustrating some of the World Bank publications. She has also exhibited her oil paintings with UNESCO in Argentina. In Spain, she made an exhibition called “Coexistence”, at the Politécnica University. Her art was taken to the International Art fair in Paris and to Madrid. In 2019 she exhibited her oil paintings and hand painted dresses (also designed by Bonfiglio) at the Instituto Cervantes in Río de Janeiro. In 2022 again in Río de Janeiro, in “Parque das Ruinas” she made an art exhibition about taking care of the Oceans. Then this “Oceans” exibition was shown in Milan, Rome, San Pablo (Brazil), the Italian Institute of Culture in Uruguay, and in 2023 in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2024 Bonfiglio made an art exhibition in Asunción, Paraguay. In May 2024, the Embassy of Costa Rica held an event in Colombia to raise awareness of the care of the Oceans with an exhibition of the works of the artist Bonfiglio from the "Oceans" series.

Private collections in Spain , United States, England, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, México, Colombia, Australia, Sudafrica, China, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay, Belgium, France, Brazil, Germany, Arabia Saudita and Uruguay. In countries all around the world, in the five continents.

Education:

  • St. Catherine’s School: 1982 - 1995 . Bilingual education and International Baccalaureate.
  • Bachelor in Communication Sciences,  ORT University. Uruguay. 1996 - 2000
  • Master in Graphic Arts. Politécnica University, Valencia, Spain. 2001 - 2002
  • Art schools: 1992 - 2009
  • Cinema and theatre schools, Actor studio: 1994 - today (Actor School,  Off  School Spain, "Escuela de Cine del Uruguay", "Escuela Horas Camara ")
  • Writing schools: Writer Napoleón Baccino studio, writer and literacy referent Rodolfo Fatorusso.
  • Model at Valentino Bookings Model Agency.

Events and Exhibitions:

  • 2024 - The Embassy of Costa Rica held an event in Colombia to raise awareness of the care of the Oceans with an exhibition of the works of the artist Bonfiglio from the "Oceans" series. 
  • 2024 - Divine Tribute to the Artist Bonfiglio with one of her works in the streets of the Old City of Montevideo.
  • 2024 - Art exhibition and artworks for sale in Viedma Art Gallery and Artistica Art Gallery in Paraguay.
  • 2024 - Art solo exhibition in Asuncion Paraguay.
  • 2024 - Art exhibition of the handpainted dresses in la Barra, Punta del Este and in the art gallery Cruz del Sur in José Ignacio.
  • 2023 - Art exhibition in Bogotá, Colombia. At the celebration Uruguayan Embassy in Colombia made for the 198 years of Uruguay´s Independence.
  • 2023 - Auction of Bonfiglio’s oil painting at Jose Ignacio Paradise Beach.
  • 2023 - Exhibition at the radio "Radiomundo1170 AM" Victoria Plaza Tower, and journalists of En perspectiva (Emiliano Cotelo) program talking on air about Bonfiglio’s oil paintings on the Radio.
  • 2022 - Cultural event trying to raise awareness about the care of the Oceans, through an exhibition of art paintings, fashion show and performance at the Italian Institute of Culture, with the support of the World Bank.
  • 2022 - Solo exhibition at the Uruguayan independence day event in the Cervantes Institute at San Pablo, Brazil.

  • 2022 - https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/HWtETy1h4nRyY9FQv3ddqQ.  Uruguayan Embassy in China publishes Bonfiglio´s work on their website.
  • 2022 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Rome, Italy.
  • 2022 - Solo exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Milán, Italy.

  • 2022 - Permanent Exhibition at the Foundation of Campos del Psicoanálisis. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2022 - Solo exhibition and Fashion Parade at Parque das Ruinas, Río de Janeiro, Brazil. 
  • 2022 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy of England.
  • 2022 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy of Chile.
  • 2022 - Donation of the oilpainting "Sailboats" to José Ignacio annual Auction.
  • 2021 - Donation of the work "Don´t give up because i love you" to the Inmujeres Attention Service.
  • 2021 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Arabia Saudita.
  • 2021 - Permanent exhibition at the British Hospital. Uruguay.
  • 2020 - Auction. Bonfiglio ‘s paintings. José Ignacio, Uruguay.
  • 2020 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Consulate of Río de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2019 - Solo Art Exhibition and art fashion parade at the Instituto Cervantes of Río de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition all around the world, in the five continents.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Belgium.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Consulate in San Pablo, Brasil.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in China.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Sudafrica.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Australia
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Colombia
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in México
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Portugal
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Germany, Berlin.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in France, Paris.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Uruguayan Embassy in Japan, Tokyo.
  • 2019 - Permanent exhibition at the Consulate General of Uruguay in Milan, Italy.
  • 2019 - World Bank’s book cover with one of Bonfiglio ‘s Oil paintings.
  • 2019 - Art Exhibition at Madrid Art Gallery, Spain.
  • 2019 - Solo Art Exhibition with Bonfiglio’s paintings at the Interior Designers Foundation. Uruguay.
  • 2019 - International Artfair in Paris. France.
  • 2019 - Art Auction with Bonfiglio’s oil pantings in José Ignacio, Maldonado, Uruguay, 
  • 2018 - Stand with Bonfiglio’s drawings about gender equality at F I I S . International Festival of Social Innovation. 
  • 2018 - Bonfiglio’s drawings about gender equality at the International Gastronomic Cultural Event. Municipio CH. 
  • 2018 - Auction of one of Bonfiglio’s paintings at the Annual Gala of ReachingU in New York.  
  • 2018 - Solo exhibition in the Consulate General of  Uruguay in New York.
  • 2018 - Colective Exhibition in the Interior Design Foundation. Uruguay.
  • 2018 - Solo Exhibition at Addip. Interior Design Foundation. Uruguay.
  • 2018 -Permanent solo Exhibition at Uruguayan Embassy in Valencia, Spain.
  • 2018 - Colective exhibition at Pablo Atchugarry Foundation. Uruguay. Art Auction.
  • 2017 - Bonfiglio´s Equality characters drawings for Gender campaign • Municipio CH. Uruguay.
  • 2017 - Permanent exhibition at Thema Gallery in Valencia, Spain.
  • 2017 - Colective exhibition at Golf’s Club. Uruguay.
  • 2017 - Solo exhibition at Politécnica University of Valencia, Spain.
  • 2017 - Colective exhibition at Addip. Interior Designers Foundation. Uruguay.
  • 2017 -Bonfiglio´s oil  painting "Heaven is on top" used on the cover of one of The World Bank’s books.
  • 2017 - Solo exhibition with The World Bank at Ralli Museum , Uruguay. Paintings concerning gender equality, extreme poverty, prosperity.
  • 2016 - Permanent exhibition at Hyatt Centric. Uruguay.
  • 2016 -  Art Auction with Bonfiglio’s paintings to the benefit of the Women entrepreneurs organization of Uruguay (OMEU), at Hyatt Céntric. Uruguay.
  • 2016 - Collective exhibition with paintings about how Juan Díaz de Solís arrived to the Río de la Plata 500 years ago. Maldonado Culture House. Uruguay.
  • 2016 - Permanent exhibition at SUP (Uruguayan society of pediatrics). 
  • 2015 - Collective exhibition at Golf’s club (Uruguay).
  • 2015 - Solo exhibition with The World Bank at Ralli Museum. Uruguay. Paintings about gender equality, extreme poverty, prosperity.
  • 2014 - Permanent exhibition at Manzione Gallery, (Punta del Este) Uruguay.
  • 2014 - Solo exhibition with UNESCO at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Paintings about gender equality at Villa-Ocampo (Famous Victoria Ocampo’s house)
  • 2014 - Solo exhibition at Walrus: World Trade Center. Uruguay.
  • 2014 - Solo exhibition at Punta del este`s Municipality. Uruguay.
  • 2014 - Solo exhibition with The World Bank: paintings about gender equality, extreme poverty, prosperity.
  • 1992-2008 - Collective exhibitions in Uruguay and in Spain.
  • COLLECTIONS:

Private collections in Spain , United States, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, México, Colombia, Australia, Sudafrica, China, Brasil, Belgium, France, Brazil, Germany and Uruguay. In countries all around the world, in the five continents.