Daniela Maria Gargiulo is a British artist, and has lived and worked in Sussex for the past 19 years. Her current work is autobiographical and documents her everyday life through painted paper collage.
Daniela's source is a growing collection of over 700 'self portrait' photographs, taken as a documentary diary from 2015 to the present day. Her art celebrates the life of a middle-aged woman living in contemporary Sussex. The medium of collage animates the often mundane source material through acute observation and intricate colourful detail, with close attention paid to locale.
She has worked in photography, textiles, painting, audio arts and latterly collage, with clients including Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Resonance FM and Creative Waves Community Arts. Her work has featured at Tate Modern, East London Design Festival and as part of West Sussex Heritage Lottery-funded public art projects.
During the Covid-19 Lockdown she has exhibited in the 2020 BHAC Winter Art Show; was shortlisted for WTM's Digital Open 2020 – winning the public vote to have her work displayed at Worthing Museum from 22 May- 4 July 2021; and her art is also on show on Worthing Pier as part of the exhibition, The Nourishing Nature of the South Downs.
Daniela is currently working on a second series of Covid-19 Lockdown collages, entitled Holiday From Myself.