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Signed lower right, 'Monica Dengo' and dated 1995; additionally signed verso and titled, 'No.3: The Caliph Harum al Rashid'. An educator and calligrapher, Monica Dengo has taught, exhibited and studied around the world. Dengo began the study of graphic design in Venice and London. In London she studied calligraphy and bookbinding at the Roehampton Institute (1991-1992) with Gaynor Goffe and Ewan Clayton. In 1993 she moved to San Francisco, California and spent three years studying independently full time manuscript production techniques, illumination, design and history of lettering with Thomas Ingmire. In addition to her studies with Ingmire, Dengo studied figure drawing with Eleanor Dickinson and at the San Franscisco Art Instiute Library. In Italy, Dengo studied both at the Correr Museum and Marciana libraries and was the artist-in-residence for two months at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice. A recipient of numerous juried awards such as from the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial (2014), Dengo has exhibited widely and with success, including in America, Italy, Belgium, Egypt, the United Emirates, Pakistan, China and France. Statement of the artist: "I believe in writing by hand as a powerful means of expression of our humanity and see the act of writing as an act of marking our existence, a gesture that has deep meaning in itself and not only in connection with the verbal message that it carries. " Displayed in an archival white mat. Matted dimensions: 22''H x 16.75''W x .13''D SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2010 - Museo Correr, Venezia 2008 - Espace Terres d’écritures - Grignan, France 2005 - Oakland, California Usa - Gallery Café 817. 2004 - Carpi Modena, Italy, Palazzo Comunale. 2002 - San Francisco, California Usa. 2001 - Ostmalle Belgium, Installation at the Calligraphy Conference. 2000 - San Francisco, California, International Calligraphy Conference - Performance. 1998 - Cittadella, Padova, Italy - Scritture, Palazzo Pretorio. 1996 - Mountain View, California - Public Art, Permanent installation at the Mountain View Public Library, periodical reading room. 1995 - Oakland, California Usa- Galerie Café 817. AWARDS and PRIZES: 2014 - Sharjah, Emirati Arabi Uniti Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial. International artist Prize and Award. 2012 - Parents Choice Award for her manual Pick Up Your Pen, published by Owl Kids. 2007 - Kaunas Lituania, Kaunas photo festival. Honorable mention for Body as Dream, collaboration with poet Tsering W. Dhompa and photographer Marco Ambrosi. 2006 - Guilford Art Center, Guilford CT, USA Responding to our World. Juried exhibition. First prize. Letter Arts Review, Vol.22 nr. 1, entirely dedicated to the exhibition. *With thanks to Artist website


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