Isabella Di Bono
I am Isa: I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where I grew up until I graduated High School. Physical materials have been my preferred way to express myself. Painting is what I practice the most, but I am also constantly trying to learn how new mediums work and how to express myself through them. At Notre Dame I discovered that I am fascinated with studying history through physical objects humans have created over time. So, I decided to pursue a BFA in studio art and a supplementary major in art history.
Besides being amazed by the color in pigments I am always noticing naturally occurring colors and patterns all around us. I also enjoy experimenting with new recipes, discovering new music and having a good time! My paintings are born from both an acceptance of the unknown and a motivation to always keep exploring. Art is a space for me where I can physically imagine and play out any case scenario and make mistakes without consequences.
"2019 Undergraduate Residency Exhibition," South Bend Museum of Art, July 5-Sept.27.
Diets, Joseph. "Three College Students Delve into the Unknown at South Bend Museum of Art," South Bend Tribune, Aug. 23.
Prosniewski, Grace. "Isabella 'Isa' Di Bono '21," Hesburgh Women of Impact, Sept. 4.
Rooney, Shannon. "Isabella Di bono '21 Makes Abstract Paintings Experiential," Meet the (ND) Maker, June 17.
"Summer Undergraduate Residency Program," Michiana WNIT Education Counts, WNIT Channel, Sept. 3.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Supplementary Major in Art History, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Diploma of Hispanic, Latin-American and European Studies, Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, Toledo, Spain
Awards and Grants
Emil Jacques Gold Medal for Excellence, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Studio Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Judith. A. Wrappe Memorial Prize, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Greif Award, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Undergraduate Residency, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
BFA Thesis Exhibition, Riley Hall of Art & Design, Notre Dame, IN
After Hours Before the Hours Fashion Show, Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Residency Show, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN