NILDA COMAS MFA, NSS

 
FINE ARTIST
The Legacy Art Studio
207 SW 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33301
www.nildacomas.com
www.sculptureworkshopclasses.com
Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Languages: Spanish, French, English and Italian
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Museum of Art at River Oaks Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana
2011 Venetian Arts Society, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2011 Art in Public Places, Boynton Bch., Florida
2011 Museum of Florida Art, Deland, Florida
2010 The Legacy Art Studio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2009 The Legacy Art Studio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2008 The Legacy Art Studio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2007 The Legacy Art Studio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2006 Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
2003 Florida Collectors Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2003 Chiostro Sant'Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2014 Palm Beach International Arts & Antiques, Palm Beach, Florida
2014 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida
2014 MA+D Miami Art & Design, Miami, Florida
2014 Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2013-2014 MOCA Montecatini Terme Museum of Contemporary Art, Montecatini, Italy
2013-2014 Artopia, Miami, Florida
2013 Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy
2012 Lighthouse Museum of Art, Tequesta, Florida
2011 National Sculpture Society, New York, N.Y.
2010 Palazzo Ducale, Massa di Carrara, Italy
2010 Gateway Bank, Ocala, Florida
2009 New York Academy of Art, New York, New York
2009 National Arts Club, New York, New York
2009 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, New York, New York
2008 A N.E.W. Museum/ Galleries, Miami, Florida
2008 International Palm Beach Biennale, Wellington, Florida
2007 University of Toledo, Ohio
2007 Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio
2007 Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University, Alabama
2007 Butler Institute of American Art Satelite Gallery, Salem, Ohio
2006 Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A.& M. University, Texas
2006 Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, New York
2006 Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
2006 International Palm Beach Biennale, Wellington, Florida
2005 Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art, Alabama
2005 Midwest Museum of American Art, Indiana
2005 University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
2004 Dswart Galleries, Naples, Florida
2004 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NYC
2003 Classic Art Forms, Beverly Hills, California
2003 Westminister 142nd Exhibition Women's Show, London, UK
2002 Started exhibiting at Classic Art Forms, Beverly Hills, California
2001 National Sculpture Society 57th Annual Exhibition, Americas Park Ave. Tower, NYC
2000 Art in Downtown Outdoor Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1999 Art in Downtown Outdoor Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1999 Ars Nova 2000 Chiostro di Sant'Agostina, Pietrasanta, Italy
1998 Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy
1998 Downtown Dev. Authority, Art in Downtown, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1997 Florida Collector's Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1996 National Arts Club in New York, New York
1994 Royal Palm Beach Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1993 Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida
 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2015 Life size Full Figure bronze of Kate Stevens, actress for Park, City of Margate, Florida
2015 Life size Equestrian Sculpture in bronze of
2015 "Florida, A Seminole Girl" 12 Ft.Monument in Bronze with Colorful CeramicTiles"installed
in the City of Ft. Lauderdale for the 500th Anniversary of the State of Florida, Seminole Tribe
2014 Lifesize Bronze Sculpture of "Danny de Gennaro"at Buck's County College, Pennsylvania
2014 Portrait Bust in Bronze of wife of Founder of the City of Doral
2014 Lifesize Bronze T-Ball Player, City of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2013 Tequesta Indian, City of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2013 "Al Galopo" Museo dei Bozzetti, Centro Culturale "Luigi Russo", Puetrasanta, Italy
Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy
2000 "Lil Bader" Bronze Colee Hammock Park, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2000 "Alive" Bronze at Chris Evert's Children's Center, Broward District Hospital, Florida
 

AWARDS, HONORS & GRANTS
2011 Speaker at MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Fl.
2010 Gateway Bank, Speaker, Ocala, Florida
2009 Judge "Fine Arts for Ocala Exhibition," Ocala, Florida
2008 ECD Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division for 2008-2009
2008 Mini-Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division for 2008-2009
2007 Mini-Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division for 2007-2008
2006 Sister City Grant, Ocala, Florida
2006 Award for Excellence, International Biennale, Palm Bch., Florida
2006 Master Artist and Speaker, International Biennale, Palm Bch., Florida
2004 Award for Excellence in Figurative Sculpture, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe
Art Club, National Arts Club, NYC
2003 Best in Show Award, Westminster 142nd Exhibition of Women Artists,
London, UK
2003 1st prize for Sculpture, Hambro Group Bank, London, UK
2000 National Sculpture Society Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize, NYC
2000-1999 Art in the Downtown Award, Downtown Development Authority,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1998 Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize, National Sculpture Society, NYC
1998 Bronze Medal, National Sculpture Society, NYC
1998-1997 Andy Warhol Scholarship, The Graduate School of Figurative Art, NY
Academy of Art, NYC
1997-1996 Andy Warhol Scholarship, The Graduate School of Figurative Art, NY Academy of Art,
NYC
 

EDUCATION
1998-1999 Accademia de Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy (Post Graduate Studies)
1998 New York Academy of Art, The Graduate School of Figurative Art, NYC area of
specialization: Sculpture, M.F.A. Cum Laude
1971-1974 University of Houston, Houston, Texas, B.F.A.
1970-1971 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas (studies in Fine Arts)
1969-1970 Universidad de Puerto Rico San Juan, P.R. (studies in Humanities, Philosophy)
 

ASSISTANTSHIPS WITH SCULPTORS
1993 Tony Lopez (assisted in the production of Bacardi monument in marble) Miami, FL
1994 Robert St. Croix (modeling in clay, mouldmaking, enlarging and foundry work, assisted
sculptor by modeling in clay for bronze, the sculptures of The Winged Victory and the St. George)
1995 Tony Bruchert (retouching and preparing waxes for casting process and supervising workers
at La Torreta Foundry in Pietrasanta, Italy)
1996 Esther Wertheimer (assisted sculptor in the production of seven figures in bronze, 9ft in
height for a performing arts building in Florida, all of my work was done at Fonderia d’Arte del
Chiaro Massimo in Pietrasanta Italy
1995-to present Under mentorship of Joseph Sheppard in Pietrasanta, Italy
1998-1999 George Carr (assisted at the studio Cervietti in Pietrasanta, Italy on the production in
marble of the largest bas relief in the United States. I was chosen as one of three artisans to
travel to Washingtoin, D.C. to install and retouch the bas relief at the Basilica.
1999-2000 Ivan Theimer (assistant to sculptor on 66 foot bronze monument to wine in Bordeaux
for the government of France. I worked with sculptor at Fonderia del Chiaro in Pietrasanta,
Italy)
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