Mirtha Cappellari


Night flight


    Biography  and  stamtent
    She was born on December 15, 1948, in the city of Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.
    She studied the specialty in ceramics, at the School of Fine Arts "LIBERO PIERINI",
    Río Cuarto; Graduated in 1983.
    Since 1987 she has participated in provincial, national and international
    collective exhibitions.
    4th World Ceramic Trial (Zagreb-Croatia).
    4th International Biennial of Ceramics (Cairo-Egypt).

    Lounges and awards
    2012 - 1st Mention of the Jury in the sculpture hall "Córdoba culture agency", Rio Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.
    2010/2011 - Special Mention of the Jury in the National Salon of Ceramics of La Pampa, Argentina.
    2010 - 2nd Annual Salon of the Ceramic Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    2009 - Selected at Ulsan International Onggi Competition Korea.
    - 1st Prize Ceramic Sculpture in the First Provincial Hall of Ceramic Art, Córdoba, Argentina. ("Silent Charms").
    - 1st Prize, Professional Sculpture, Municipality of Rio Cuarto and Centro Empresario Comercial, Industrial y Servicios de Río Cuarto. (Work "Between Heaven and Earth).
    2009 - Participates in Macsabal symposiums in Zibo City, China where he also participates in the Shinan Fair and the Muscabal meeting of murals in Korea.
    2008 - Selected to work at the Museum of Works of International Ceramic Arttists in Fuping, China.
     2007 - Participates in the 9th Jingdezhen China International Ceramic Fair where work is done at the International Ceramic Work (shop in the artist's villa of Garden Xindu China.)
    2005 - Selected National Salon of Visual Arts, Palais De Glace, Buenos Aires
    2004 - Selected National Salon of Visual Arts, Palais De Glace, Buenos Aires.
    2000 - Selected National Salon of Visual Arts, Palais De Glace, Buenos Aires.

    Artist’s Statement :
    While sharing tasks in the field with my mother and my brothers, I face the surprise encounter with a strange animal, for my stranger, it was a snake, from the experience of my childhood and almost without realizing it, I take the icon of this Mythical referent of nature for my personal work.
    I began my personal processes looking for the first pre-Columbian cultures that inhabited the place where I live. Especially in the northwest of Argentina were vestiges of ceramic art mainly of religious character with figures that refer to the serpent. For example the Aguada culture and the Belen culture that developed about 1000 years ago.
    Art and iconography clearly demonstrate the importance of the deity of the feathered serpent in the Mesoamerican chronology: Toltec, Mayan, Aztec, etc. These people relate it to the arts, the giver of corn and sometimes as a symbol of death and resurrection.
    My concerns reached the eastern world where I discover their sensuality, refinement subtlety and spirituality.