2022 Emerging Artist
Margherita Tibaldo is an Italian Fine Artist based in Dunedin, FL. At the young age of 19, Margherita and her family moved to Florida, all the way from Italy, where she has been able to focus on her art career. For the past few years, she has been honoring her skills in oil and acrylic painting, and wood and metal sculpture. Attending the College of the Arts at the University of South Florida has been fundamental for Margherita to develop her own style and ideas surrounding the artworld. Inspired by contemporary artists such as Jenna Gribbon, Sarah McEneany, and David Hockney, Margherita’s work explores the relationship between reality and fiction, in the context of her daily life as a young woman in the 21st century. Margherita painted scenes from her own perspective, with the intention of finding value and beauty in each simple moment. In 2020, Margherita also started a Nude Collection, which is a contemporary revisitation of 19th Century female nudes, mostly realized by male artists who were commissioned by other wealthy men. By being a woman, painting another woman, Margherita removed the concept of the male gaze, and the idea that a woman exists to satisfy a man’s needs. Margherita is now focused in growing as an artist, in conveying her ideas, and in inspiring people to be part of the world and of the work itself.