Tina Orsolic Dalessio is a figurative painter born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from Florence Academy of Art in June 2018. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Zagreb Law School, LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a PhD degree from the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Law. Before becoming a painter, she worked as a lecturer and researcher in law, specializing in philosophy of law and European Union law.
Alongside her husband Marc Dalessio, she discovered her passion for fine arts, which lead her to a life changing decision to leave academia and devote herself fully to painting.
After being accepted into the presitigious BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, The Poet by Tina Orsolic Dalessio won the Visitor's Choice Award.
In my opinion, art, perhaps more than any other social phenomenon, best reflects the shifting tides of human consciousness. So, being involved in arts, and more particularly, being a part of the artistic movement that, at its core entails a careful observation, admiration and respect of the natural world around us, gives me a strong sense of purpose and hope. This reemerging naturalistic movement that I consider myself a part of, rests on humility and acknowledgement of how precious, beautiful and fragile our world is.
As an artist who considers it her mission to inhale the beauty that surrounds her, and exhale it as art, I hope to gently remind others of that same truth regarding the miracle and delicacy of human condition. And in doing that, I hope to become a small drop in the river of thought pointing to the more general shift of human consciousness towards a deep respect for our Mother Nature. For we all are, in every aspect of our existence, intrinsically tied to it.
2022 - Group Show, Bounty of Beauty - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY, USA
2021 - Group Show, GEMS: The Crown Jewels - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY, USA
2021 - Group Show, Taking Root - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY, USA
2021 - Group Show, Painting, Beloved - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY, USA
2020 - Group Show, California Dreaming - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY, USA
2020 - Group Show, Fenske & Friends - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY USA
2019 - BP Portrait Award Exhibition - The National Portrait Gallery in London, UK
2019 - Group Show, School's Out! - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY USA
2019 - Group Show, Broad Impressions - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY USA
2018: Group Show, Neptune in Pisces - Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, N.Y. USA