Camilla d'Errico


Painting, Drawing

Camilla d'Errico
Camilla d'Errico
April 17, 2016
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Borders are just imaginary lines whose sole purpose is to divide. So, why not simply erase them and bring the people, countries, even art, together? Camilla dErrico is a contemporary artist with Italian and Canadian origins, who blurs the lines between fine art and comics. Originally, she started in comics, but similar to the characters portrayed in them, her art also evolved, and now she paints, designs toys, accessories, and clothing. The influence of manga is clear and ever-present, and yet her art seems closer to what is understood as a fine art rather than comics. She considers herself a manga artist, though, and her dream of being able to work creatively for a living has come true.

Camilla d'Errico - Puff - Mademoiselle Gatto, digital, products, love page, book in 2016, helmetgirls, camilladerrico, girls
Camilla d’Errico – Puff (Left) / Mademoiselle Gatto (Right)

Between Manga and Pop Surrealism

She draws, paints, and designs, and her style, heavily influenced by manga, could be described as Pop Surrealism. D’Errico states it is difficult for her to single out a source of inspiration that predominantly defines her art. Obviously, manga and anime are in the top, as are the Asian literature and all other fancy things coming from there. The artist enjoys nature and is a hopeless romantic, so that affect her art as well. She is also inspired by the work of other artists, such as Range Murata, Masashi Kishimoto, Maki Minami, Bobby Chui, Alberto Ponticelli, and Ben Templesmith, to name a few.

The artist enjoys in Asian literature, manga and anime

Camilla d'Errico - Fishy - Octy, page, 2016 new book, love, tanpopo, girls, helmetgirls, camillderrico
Camilla d’Errico – Fishy (Left) / Octy (Right)

From Comic-Con to Stan Lee

D’Errico studied at the Okanagan University College in Kelowna, Canada, and also earned her Illustration and Graphic Design Degree from the Capilano College in 2005. Her training involved animation, fine arts, illustration, and design. She took elements from all of these fields, and it helped her in developing a sense of storytelling and layout she probably couldn’t have learned on her own. The San Diego Comic-Con in 1998 made her feel at home, and then she definitely knew that there was her future. That was also the starting point of her career as she started working with a small company, the Committed Comics. From there, it was one way up towards success for her. The jobs for SLG, Arcana, Dark Horse, and Random House followed, and she even worked with Stan Lee.

She is trained in animation, fine arts, illustration, and design

Camilla d'Errico - The Heart - Yellow Bone Crown, work, new york, camilladerrico
Camilla d’Errico – The Heart (Left) / Yellow Bone Crown (Right)

A Fan Favorite

It is truly astonishing to see d’Errico enjoying working so much. Even if she wasn’t a manga-inspired artist, she would still read the comics and watch anime. She simply turned her passion into a profession, without making it a job. The results are amazing, and her work is equally appreciated by those who prefer the comics and those more interested in fine art. Her work is erasing the borders between the two very different worlds, not to mention she is one of the leading artists of the today’s Pop Surrealism. To point out how appreciated she really is, we will say that the hardcover of her series of graphic novels named Tanpopo is financed through a Kickstarter campaign, amassing more than 100 thousand dollars that came solely from the fans.

She is represented by Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles.

Camilla d’Errico lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Featured image: Camilla d’Errico – portrait

All images © Camilla d’Errico

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Dances with DreamsCorey Helford Gallery, CASolo
2015Giftwrapped ExhibitionClutter Gallery, NYGroup
2015Art Collector Starter Kit 3Corey Helford Gallery, CAGroup
2015Guillermo Del Toro’s In Service of MonstersGallery 1988, CAGroup
2015Glenn Barr’s Lyric 3 ExhibitionInner State Gallery, MIGroup
2015Hatsune Miku Dreams of Electric SheepGallery Nucleus, CAGroup
2015Lucid DreamToy Art Gallery, CAGroup
2015Tiny Trifecta 2015Cotton Candy Machine Gallery, NYGroup
2015CutepocalypseClutter Gallery, NYGroup
2015Beauty in the BreakdownThinkspace Gallery, CAGroup
2014Scope Miami BeachThinkspace Gallery, FLGroup
2014Niji BambiniCotton Candy Machine Gallery, NYGroup
2014Art Collector Starter Kit 2Corey Helford Gallery, CAGroup
2014Rotofugi’s 10th Anniversary ExhibitionRotofugi Gallery, ILGroup
2014More Than A ConeLA Plaza De Cultures Y Artes, CAGroup
2014Tiny Trifecta Exhibition 2014Cotton Candy Machine Gallery, NYGroup
2014LAX-TXL Thinkspace ExhibitionBerlinGroup
2014Winter is Coming Game of Thrones TributeLtd Ed Gallery, WAGroup
2014LA Art WeekendThinkspace Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2014Come Together Art EventBogota, ColumbiaGroup
2014Unpredictable GravityRoc La Rue Gallery, SeattleGroup
2013Art Basel Miami Art EventFloridaGroup
2013GiftwrappedClutter Gallery, New YorkGroup
2013Fonzo Loves CaliforniaDragatomi Gallery, SacramentoGroup
2013Beyond EdenThinkspace Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2013Northern LightsRotofugi Gallery, ChicagoGroup
2013Spilled MilkAyden Gallery, Vancouver CanadaGroup
2013Tiny Trifecta 3Cotton Candy Machine Gallery, New YorkGroup
2013Mark Ryden YHWH Tribute ShowToy Art Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2013Fonzo Loves The UKSho Gallery, Cardiff United KingdomGroup
2013BloomNikkei Cultural Center, BurnabyGroup
2013Art Collector Starter KitCorey Helford Gallery, Culver CityGroup
2013Art AttackHawkens, SeattleGroup
2013Mint ConditionLtd. Art Gallery, SeattleGroup
2013Geeky GlamorousJapan LA Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2012The Candy EscapeCotton Candy Machine Gallery, New YorkGroup
2012Tanpopo Tribute ExhibitionMunky King Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2012Hasbro’s My Little Pony ProjectToy Art Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2012LyricCorey Helford Gallery, Culver CityGroup
2011Kittens & Ice CreamJapan LA Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2011COPStrychnin Gallery, BerlinGroup
2011LabbitLATDA Museum, Los AngelesGroup
2011Inaugural ShowStranger Factory, AlbuquerqueGroup
20115th Anniversary ShowJapanla, Los AngelesGroup
2011Lyrics323 Gallery, DetroitGroup
2011INLEGallery 1988, San Francisco, MarchGroup
2011Mad Potter’s Tea Party, ceramics show with The New EnglishStrychnin Gallery, BerlinGroup
2011ZodiacMyplasticheart, New YorkGroup
2010Camilla d’Errico’s Annual Winter PartyAyden GallerySolo
2010Group exhibition of hand painted Gibson Kramer GuitarsGibson Art Assault, MiamiGroup
2010Inaugural exhibitionCircolo Quadro Gallery, Milan, ItalyGroup
2010Group exhibition of Sanrio inspired character paintingsSanrio Small Gift Show, LAGroup
20102D CharactersMondo Pop Gallery, Rome, ItalyGroup
20105 Year AnniversaryThinkspace Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2010New Order99% Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
201010 Year AnniversaryOpera Gallery, New YorkGroup
2010HelmetgirlsMondo Bizzarro, Rome ItalySolo
2010Urban Superstar FestivalMADRE Museum, Naples ItalyGroup
2010State of the ArtWhistler, World Cup Ski & Snowboard FestivalGroup
2010Erotic ExhibitionRed Light Show, DetroitGroup
20105Ayden Gallery, VancouverGroup
2010Live painting during 2010 Vancouver Olympic GamesVANOC, Cypress Mountain venueGroup
2010Here is Now, Pop up and traveling art showVancouver, San Francisco, PortlandGroup
2010Masters of the UniverseGallery 1988 LA, Los AngelesGroup
2009Live painting for 1st Annual Spectaction BenefitArts Benevolence LeagueGroup
2009Live painted canvas for Three Apples Exhibition, charity auctionSanrio-Hello KittyGroup
2009Hello Kitty 35th AnniversaryRoyal-T, Los AngelesGroup
2009Vain RemainsThinkspace Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2009KokeshiLATDA Museum, Los AngelesGroup
2009HundredsEl Kartel, VancouverGroup
2009Microsoft Zune: Live Painting at Zune HutWhistler, World Cup Ski & Snowboard FestivalGroup
2009ZodiacMyplasticheart, New YorkGroup
2009GrafuckGallery Nucleus, Los AngelesGroup
2009Sweet SurrenderGallery 1988 SF, San FranciscoGroup
2008Art Basel Miami, Genart Vanguard Art FairMiamiGroup
2008Inaugural Group ShowT&P Fine ArtGroup
2008Robots and MonstersAyden GalleryGroup
2008In the Language of AngelsAd Hoc ArtGroup
2008Young BloodOpera GalleryGroup
2008Dark PopLast Rites GalleryGroup
2008Crazy 4 Cult 2Gallery 1988 LAGroup
2008Project 57Distinction GalleryGroup
2008944 Magazine 3rd Anniversary PartyM Modern GalleryGroup
2008Waterfall of DreamsCopro Nason Gallery:Solo
2008Brave ArtAyden Gallery, WhistlerGroup
2008Brave ArtAyden Gallery, VancouverGroup
2008ToysGallery 1988 SFGroup
2008Pop SubversionAd Hoc ArtGroup
2008A Place Called Lovely 4 Girl with Amy SolGallery 1988 SFGroup
2008Sour Hearts & Sweet Tarts with Sara JoncasThinkspace GalleryGroup
2008Stan Lee TributeGallery 1988 LAGroup
2007Bitters & SweetsGallery 1988 LA & Hi-FructoseGroup
2007Picks of the HarvestDVA GalleryGroup
2007Triple ThreatThinkspace & SURU GalleryGroup
2007Untitled Love ProjectThinkspace GalleryGroup
2007NinjaGallery NucleusGroup
2007LiterarcyCorey Helford GalleryGroup
2007Next-GenCopro NasonGroup
2007Packed & LoadedGallery 1988 LAGroup
2007Fashion Show & Art ExhibitionHolt RenfrewGroup
2007The Birds & The BeesEl KartelSolo
2007Inaugural ShowGallery 1988 SFGroup
2007Group ShowThinkspace GalleryGroup
2007Group ShowYou and Whose Army Group
2006Brave Art International Art ShowAyden GalleryGroup
2006Various Art ExhibitionsYou and Whose ArmyGroup
2006Various Group ShowsAyden GalleryGroup
2006Art and BookSophia BooksGroup
2006Gallery ShowBeaumont StudiosGroup
2005Anonymous Art ShowArts Council of North VancouverGroup
2005Group showGranville Island Art GalleryGroup