About

Diana Nicosia, a Euro-American artist, spent her formative years in Boston where she attended Mass College of Art (merit scholarship), Colby Sawyer College and Wheaton College.   Upon completion of advanced work in a private atelier comprising the Boston School of Realism,  Ms. Nicosia moved to Siren land and then to Tuscany.  She currently resides in Boston and southern Florida with frequent visits to Italy.

Nicosia’s new collection of encaustic works, Roman Paradise:  The Garden Series, is inspired by the antique Roman frescoes of Livia Drusilla, wife of Emperor Augustus and mother of Tiberius.  Diana Nicosia’s modern fresco can be gold, pink, red, or blue, but the unnatural texture provides the subject of the painting with an icon-like backdrop, evoking an aloof and timeless atmosphere.

Diana Nicosia’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world.

Diana Nicosia’s paintings represent the apex of discovery, Roman tradition, and refinement

The Collections featured on this site are for sale and span the artist’s career, a visual record of her remarkable journey. Inquiries welcome.

Ms. Nicosia maintains studios in Boston and Gulf Stream, Florida.  For twenty years she lived and painted in Tuscany.  As an artist, she has realized significant distinction on the international scene, her work having been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Washington, D.C., London, Sao Paulo, Kuwait City and Rome.

She has been honored with rare invitations to paint private grounds few artists ever see. The Trustees of Versailles requested that she paint at Claude Monet’s Giverny and the government of Kuwait invited Nicosia to paint and exhibit her series “Tides of War:  The Oil Fires of Kuwait”.  She exhibited at The Gainsborough House in England and, at the behest of the Vatican, painted the private Papal Gardens. The family of Sir Winston Churchill invited her to paint on the grounds of Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s beloved country estate overlooking the Weald of Kent.

Ms. Nicosia is the first artist to receive the Italian government’s Terzo Mellenio Award in recognition of her “Vatican Images” exhibition.  She was invited to paint “the passionate drama of the evolving status of the jungle: by the Brazilian Ambassador to London, Paulo Tarso Flecha de Lima and the Smithsonian Institution, resulting in her acclaimed series depicting the violence and destruction against the Brazilian Rainforest which was exhibited in Sao Paulo, London, Washington, D.C., and New York.

Her most recent collection, encaustic paintings or "fragments" inspired by ancient Roman frescoes, are reminiscent of the ancient frescoes of an imaginary paradise garden were in the home of Livia Drusilla, the wife of Emperor Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.

MUSEUM COLLECTION
           Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
           Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, NY
           Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
           Intrepid SEA • AIR • SPACE Museum, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL HONORS
           Invited by Sir Winston Churchill’s family to paint at Chartwell, England
           Invited by the Vatican to paint the private Papal Gardens
           Invited by the Government of Kuwait to paint “Tides of War: The Oil Fires of Kuwait”
           First Artist to receive the Terzo Millenio award from the Italian Consulate in New York City
           Trustee of The Foundation for Ethnobiology, Oxford College, England
           Invited by Brazilian government to photograph and paint the rainforest at the Smithsonian
           Institution’s project in the Amazon
           Invited by Trustees of Versailles to paint at Claude Monet’s Giverny, France
           Appeared on “Today Show” featuring painting donated to the Massachusetts Society of
           Prevention of Cruelty to Children

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
           St. Botolph Club, Boston, 2015
           Janis Aldridge Inc., Nantucket, 2013
           Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach,  FL. 2012 (twelve week show)
           New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2011
           Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Palm Beach, FL.  2011 
           The Phillips Point Club by the Breakers, Palm Beach, FL  2010
           David Findlay Gallery, New York, NY, 2009 
           Philips Galleries, Palm Beach, FL 2008 
           The Vault Gallery, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, 2007, Boston, MA
           Beyond Decor Fine Arts Gallery, Palm Beach, FL 2007
           The Ritz – Carlton Hotel, 2006, 2007, New York, NY
           The Ritz – Carlton Hotel, Marina Del Ray, CA, 2006
           Beyond Decor Fine Arts Gallery, Palm Beach, FL 2006
           The Ritz – Carlton Hotel, 2005, 2004, New York, NY
           Comenos Fine Arts, 2003, Boston, Ma
           Gasan Gallery, 2002, Seoul, S. Korea
           Congro Gallery, 2002, Seoul, S. Korea
           Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 1999, New York, NY
           The Vault Gallery, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, 1998, Boston, MA
           Al-Funoon Gallery, Dhahiat Abdulla Al-Salem, 1997, Kuwait
           National US—Arab Chamber of Commerce, 1997, Washington, DC
           The Union League Club, 1996, New York, NY
           La Voile Rouge, 1994, Miami Beach, FL
           Gainsborough’s House, 1993, Sudbury, UK
           Rougham Estate, 1993, Bury St., Edmunds, UK
           The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, 1993, Palm Beach, FL
           Ergane Gallery, 1992, New York, NY
           Roy Miles Gallery, 1992, London, UK
           Rochan Gallery, 1991, Belgravia, London, UK
           Third Avenue Gallery, 1991, Denver, CO
           Nicole C. Gallery, 1990, Boston, MA
           Sandra Higgins Fine Arts, 1990, London, UK
           The World Trade Center, 1990, Boston, MA
           The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1990, Boston, MA
           Gallery on the Square, 1989, San Francisco, CA
           The Oliver Building, 1989, Boston, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
           St. Botolph Club Biennial Member Show, 2009 
           Beyond Decor Fine Arts Gallery, “Timeless Icons”, 2006, Palm Beach, FL
           Mara-a-Lago, 2006, Palm Beach
           Nantucket Preservation Trust Showhouse, 2005, Nantucket, MA
           Beyond Decor Fine Arts Gallery, 2006, Palm Beach, FL
           The National Arts Club, 2003, The Twelfth Annual Roundtable Exhibition, New York, NY
           Intrepid SEA • AIR • SPACE Museum, 1999, New York, NY
           The Society For The Formative Arts, 14th International Biennial, 1996, Kuwait
           Sherri French Gallery, 1993, Palm Beach, FL 
           Ergane Gallery, 1993, New York, NY
           International Contemporary Art Fair, 1990, London, UK
           The World Trade Center, 1989, Boston, MA
           Alfred J. Walker Fine Arts, 1988, Boston, MA