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NÚRIA ROSSELL I FONTANILLAS
Sant Celoni (Barcelona), 1967
Núria Rossell graduated from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1990 with a degree in Catalan Philology and combined work as an editor and translator with her art until 2000, when art became her full-time job. Her vocation for art had first appeared at a young age, however, thanks to her maternal grandfather, a painter and illustrator.
Soon she joined Marià Vigas' drawing and painting classes in Sant Celoni (1975-1983). Later, she attended courses on History of Art at the UAB (1986-1988) and learnt new techniques at the studio of Montse Clausells in Santa Maria de Palautordera (1997-1999). In 2000 she began using engraving tecniques at the workshop of Jordi Aligué in Cardedeu and started taking part in collective exhibitions with her own work. In 2003 she participated in the course New procedures and non-toxic materials in etching organized by the Museum of Granollers and the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. During 2003-2004, she was trained by Eva Figueras at the course Etching with electrolytic methods and Photoetching at the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. In 2004 she met fellow etcher Clara Oliva at the etching workshop Artcontraprova in Barcelona, where she experimented with non-toxic etching and learnt new collography techniques. In May 2005 she joined the course Litography on photosensitive offset plates run by etcher and graphic designer Antoni P. Vidal. In the same year, she inaugurated her painting and etching workshop in Sant Esteve de Palautordera (Barcelona).
This was when her most creative period began. Moved by a constant artistic interest and a need to learn more, she delved into the knowledge of avant-garde art in the studio of painter and friend Pere Salinas; it was at his studio that she discovered the real meaning of art. In 2007 she attended a course in Introduction to contemporary art: from the avant-garde to new technology, directed by Neus Miró (Diputació de Barcelona).