Pietrina is an internationally awarded painter and sculptor, with several works sold on auctions at Christie’s and more than 90 solo exhibitions and 50 collective exhibitions in various countries including Brazil, Italy, USA, Uruguay, Germany, Colombia, Chile, Portugal, and Mexico. Pietrina's art can be found in various private collections around the world including the National Fine Arts Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Contemporary Art Museum of Curitiba, Liza Minnelli's private collection, Newspaper "Folha" and many more.
"I was lucky to know my vocation at a very young age. I focused on making it a reality by having the freedom, coherence, honesty and dedication to follow through. I've been doing this for over 50 years".
Pietrina was born in Italy in 1941. She moved to Brazil with her family when she was 13, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, specializing in painting. The University awarded her with a gold medal for her painting technique.
"Speaking from a philosophical and aesthetic point of view, my main theme is the relationship between human beings and the Earth, their parameters and interactions. This has a foundation in being original, correct and in precise execution.
I started out painting and life placed at my disposal other artistic media such as sculpture with bronze and fiberglass, lithography and serigraphy, design and applied arts”.
Throughout her career Pietrina has received several awards, including 2nd place at Cândido Portinari Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro's Fine Arts Museum; a Gold Medal from Brazil University; 1st place at the I Visual Arts Exhibit from Rio Grande do Sul; 2nd Best Painting at The Modern Art Exhibition in Curitiba, twice; Outstanding Painting of the Decade 70's / 80’s from the Museum of Modern Art Saloon, Rio de Janeiro; the Silver Rose, Italy; The Best Religious Stamp Design from the Philatelic Association from São Paulo / San Gabriel, Italy; The Best Stamp Design in Brazil from the World Congress of Philatelic Art Association, San Gabriel in Brasília; and The Ox Eye from São Paulo's state newspaper for the best stamp design of the year. This award is voted by art critics as well as the general public.
"When I look over what I have created so far I see a coherence with my truth. In times when everything is mass produced, copied and re-copied, it is wonderful to have an original and unique means of expression that makes everything I create identified with the constant evolution of people, planet and nature”.
2018 "Beyond Faces", Ornate NYC Flagship Store, New York
2018 The “S” Exhibition, apArt Private Gallery, New York, New York
2018 Trio Bienal, Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
2017 Art Expo New York, New York
2017 Collective Exhibition, APART.private Gallery, New York
2016 Online Exhibition "50 Works Inspired by Klimt” from Saatchi Art, USA
2016 BIDcreatividad, Banco Interamericano de Desarollo, Washington, USA
2007 Watercolor, Brazilian American Cultural Institute, Washington, DC
2007 Watercolor, Caixa Economica Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007 Ana Terra Art Gallery, Vitória, ES, Brazil
2006 Brazilian American Cultural Institute, Washington, DC
2006 Scent of Women, Solange Rabello Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 Solange Rabello Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 Galeria Neuter Michelon, Caixa Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
2005 Watercolor, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
2004 Laura Alvim Cultural House, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2004 Beatriz Telles Gallery, Florianopolis, Brazil
2003 Contemporary Art Museum, Campo Grande, Brazil
2002 Laura Alvim Cultural House, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2002 Rose X Universe, Caixa Economica Cultural, Salvador, Brazil
2002 Art on Painel, Beatriz Telles Gallery, Florianopolis, Brazil
2001 Rose X Universe, Caixa Economica Cultural, Brasilia, Brazil
2001 Trianon Municipal Theater Foundation, Campos, Brazil
2001 Painting and Sculptures, Curitiba Memorial, Curitiba, Brazil
2001 Ita Art Gallery, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
2001 Rose X Universe, SESC Gallery, Tocantins, Brazil
2001 Mulheres de Laura, Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2000 Assis Art Gallery, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
2000 National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1999 Ado Malagoli Museum, Porto Alegre, Brazil
1999 Laura Alvim Cultural House, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1998 Paschoal Carlos Magno Cultural CEnter, Niterói, Brazil
1998 Thomas Jefferson Gallery, Brasilia, Brazil
1998 Beatriz Telles Gallery, Florianopolis, Brazil
1998 Andima São Paulo Cultural Space and Art Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
1998 Passion, National Gallery of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1997 Vera's Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil
1997 Roses for a Friend, Laura Alvim Cultural House, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1996 A Woman's View, Stock Exchange Cultural Space, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1996 NR Gallery, Salvador, Brazil
1996 A Woman's View: Equality, Development and Peace, World Bank, Washington DC
1995 Swiss Bank Corporation Gallery, Punta Del'Este, Uruguai