Domenica Regazzoni was born in Valsassina, in the foothills of the Italian Alps, in 1953. She started painting in the early 1970s, attending evening classes at the Brera Academy of Milan. She gradually abandoned her early figurative style to adopt a more abstract and informal approach. From the early 1990s her work began combining elements of painting, sculpture, music and poetry, bringing to the fore the intimate affinities that connect colour and materials, sound and words. In 1992 she provided the illustrations for a collection of poetry by Antonia Pozzi, entitled “Canto segreto”, which was edited by Giorgio Seveso and published by Vanni Scheiwiller in the series “All’insegna del pesce d’oro”. Her successful exhibitions “Colore Incanto” (catalogue edited by Paola Gribaudo, Turin) and “Regazzoni & Dalla” (catalogue Galleria Blu, Milan) were both inspired by poetic compositions by the songwriter Mogol and the singer and songwriter Lucio Dalla. She had solo shows staged at the Ginza Center Point Gallery, Tokyo (1997) and in numerous Italian cities including Bergamo (Centro Culturale San Bartolomeo, 1996), Milan (Fondazione Stelline, 1998), Rome (Vittoriano in 2000) and Bologna (in the deconsecrated church of San Mattia, 2001). In September 2000 she published a monograph (brought out by Viennepierre) which was inspired by Haiku poetry. In the same year, after the death of her father, the great Lombard violin-maker Dante Regazzoni, she felt the need to mount an exhibition devoted to him: “Dal Legno al Suono” (catalogue by Gillo Dorfles, published by Skira, 2003), a veritable celebration of the violin-maker’s art and of her father’s memory. This exhibition travelled to the Sala d’Arme of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in 2003, the Teatro dal Verme in Milan in 2004, the Museo Civico Villa Manzoni of Lecco in 2005, and the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome in 2006, on each occasion enriched by further works. Her latest exhibition, “Lo spartito del sogno”, presents recent works inspired by the violin-maker’s art (2006, catalogue by Domenico Montalto, published by Compagnia del Disegno, Milan). The show went on tour and in 2008 arrived at the Bocconi University of Milan and at the Miyawaki Gallery, Kyoto, Japan. In October of that year the artist inaugurated the International Museum and music library of the Bologna exhibition “Scolpire la musica” (Skira catalogue by Martina Corgnati). In 2009 a large bronze sculture, “The Giant Violin”, was installed in the University Square of Bucharest, Romania. In 2010, the Municipality of Sestri Levante organized a retrospective exhibition of paintings inspired by the Ligurian city and created during her frequent stays in the 1980s. In 2011 she presented some of her works in an exhibition organized in Turin in the context of the events relating to the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2012 she had two solo exhibitions in China: in the Italian Shanghai Center (ex- Expo 2010) and in the city of Suzhou. In November of the same year she took part in the Shanghai Art Fair, an intenational exhibition of art. In April-May2013 she went back to Shanghai for a new exhibition at Tongji University organized by the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning. In October of the same year she held a solo exhibition in Strasbourg in the North Gallery of the European Parliament. In the field of graphic art she worked for several years, until his recent death, with Giorgio Upiglio.