Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and now living in Ventura County, CA, Daggi specializes in contemporary realism. She is an Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, a juried member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Degas Pastel Society and Los Angeles Art Association.
Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art, OH, and is in the permanent collection of the Wichita Center for the Arts, KS. Daggi has won numerous awards in regional and national juried exhibitions and her work is in many American and European collections. She has a long list of portrait commission clients including Grammy award winning blues musician Buddy Guy. Her paintings have been published in several magazines and books, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Professional Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal and Pratique Des Arts in France.
In 2004 she was one of 15 internationally selected artists to participate in the Atelier D’Artista, an International Art Symposium in Tuscany, Italy. In May of 2011 she was juried into the Pastel International Exhibition by Art du Pastel en France in Giverny, France.
In 2010 Daggi started Moni’s Kids, a non-profit project, painting portraits of children in need and using the proceeds to deliver aid to the children portrayed. Proceeds from her series of Haitian children set up a small library for those kids and paid for vocational schooling.
In 2012 she was selected as Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA, where she maintains her studio and has served on its board of directors. Her studio is open to the public every First Saturday of the month or by appointment.
Daggi is represented by TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica and available for commissions.
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