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Fantasy Art Wall by Donato Giancola

Fantasy Art Wall by Donato Giancola (Fantasy)

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Donato Giancola

Donato Giancola (born 1967 (52 years ago)) is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration.

Biography

Donato Giancola was born in 1967 (52 years ago) and raised in Colchester, Vermont, near Burlington, Vermont. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

Giancola first majored in electrical engineering at the University of Vermont, but left for Syracuse University to seriously pursue painting in 1989 (30 years ago). He graduated with a BFA in 1992 (27 years ago).

Giancola describes himself and his work as a 'classical-Abstract (51 pics)-realist working with science fiction and fantasy' and lists Hans Memling, Jan Van Eyck, Velázquez, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Piet Mondrian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian as his favorite artists.

Honors

Giancola's work has won many awards and accolades with highlights including:
Hamilton King Award for Excellence, Society of Illustrators, 2008 (11 years ago).
World Fantasy Award: Best Artist, 2004 (15 years ago).
Eight Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) including their award for Artistic Achievement in 2002 (17 years ago).
Several Silver and Gold Awards as well as Honorable Mention from Spectrum's Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art.
Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, 2006 (13 years ago), 2007 (12 years ago), 2009; also nominated six times.
Several Awards of Merit, Society of Illustrators, 'Our Own Show' exhibitions.
Two Best of Shows Award and Best Professional Artist, Lunacon Science Fiction Convention
Art Renewal Center, International Salon 2004 (15 years ago), first place, figurative category.

Art exhibitions

Magical Adventures: Fantasy Art from The Frank Collection, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004 (15 years ago).
Illustrators, The Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition of Illustration, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, New York. 1999-2004.
The Art of 'The Lord of the Rings', Exhibition of book cover and interior illustration, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, 2002 (17 years ago).


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