About The Artist|
Born July 13th 1970 in Omaha, Nebraska. Caniglia is an internationally acclaimed
and award winning artist, teacher, and cutting edge commercial illustrator.
A successful painter, his work is in private collections around the world. His art
is published worldwide on a regular basis and he has contributed to both joint and
solo fine art exhibitions at Museums and Galleries.
Caniglia in 1993 received his BFA in drawing, painting and printmaking
from Iowa State University. In 1995 he received his Masters of Fine Arts
degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
Caniglia's art has been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, Spectrum
Fantastic Art Annuals, Magazines, Books, and CD covers. He has worked
with such authors as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, Douglas Clegg,
F.Paul Wilson and many other great Fantasy and Horror writers.
Caniglia was nominated in 2003 and 2004 for the International Horror Guild
Award for best artist in dark fantasy and horror. In 2004 he won the prestigious award.
In 2005 he received his first World Fantasy nomination for Best Artist in Fantasy.
Shocklines Press also in 2004 released Caniglia's first Art book called "As Dead as Leaves-the Art of Caniglia"
which features his surreal paintings, and visions from the last 10 years.
Caniglia's paintings recall works by the Old Masters, particularly those of DaVinci and Caravaggio. Caniglia does not meet the usual public perception of your basic artist. His bold imagery and traditional figurative painting style have made him an anomaly in todays artworld.
Caniglia continues to show across the world, paint,illustrate,and work on design concepts for movie companies, record companies and various publishers. If you would like to read Caniglia's artist statement click on the words ARTIST'S STATEMENT