Annamaria Suppa was born in Bari where she lives and works in both Bari and Rome, Italy. She studied at the State Institute of Art of Bari and earned her diploma there at the Academy of Fine Arts. Ever since, her main activities focused on art painting, structures and installations.Still very young, she won various awards at the annual art competitions "Maggio di Bari" in the years 1960-63. As well as working on her own, she worked on various projects in the publicity field, illustrated didactic books and drew political sketches for the daily local newspaper "La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno" until 1975In 1982 she worked in team organizing the exhibition on a historical review of cartoons of prominent personalities of the local society and for the illustration of its catalogue ‘Colpi da Orbi' Frate Menotti e la caricatura barese, Bari, Pinacoteca Provinciale.In the years 1980 till 1990 she worked in the field of Home Decoration and Design, collaborating with the studio ‘Workshop Design' of the Architects L. De Palma and M. Pinto - Fasano (Brindisi). From 1984 through 1989 she exposed paintings and installations at the annual "ExpoArt" of Bari.She worked on illustrations, pictures and designs for the exhibition ‘Reperti dell'Ipogeo Manfredi, at the Pino Pascali museum of Polignano (Bari)', for the architect Angela Di Ceglie and the scientific director Prof. Alfredo Geniola, University of Bari, Cathedra of Paletnology.Already lecturer for Design and History of Art and for Technology and Design she taught at various private and state schools in Bari. She ended her didactic activities in 2006, holding seminars on Visual Communication at the State Institute Mayorana- Bari and on Lacquer and Gold-plating for the art laboratories at the Art State Institute Pino Pascali- Bari.Always present on the art and cultural scene in Bari and Rome, she extended throughout Italy and abroad her field of activities on art paintings, structures and installations, attending by invitation national and international collective and personal exhibitions. Selected artworks are included in the collections of City, County and Regional Offices, at the Cassa di Risparmio (Saving Bank) of Bari and in private collections in Italy, Germany, Netherlands and USA.
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