Hi, my name is Xina.
I am a self-taught fine art photographer based in St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay), Florida. I am a St. Pete native. I have a Bachelors Degree in Geography and Anthropology from University of South Florida.
Wildlife & Nature
I am most known for my Macro Collection of wildlife and nature. Capturing the smallest details challenges and excites me. Macro offers a totally different perspective on nature. I also experiment with panoramas and bird photography.
There is no place I’d rather be than outside exploring or on the road getting lost somewhere with my camera. My most ambitious projects involve visiting National Parks. I am a huge supporter of conservation of natural public lands, from our city parks all the way up to National Parks. I have hiked up to Mt. Leconte in Tennessee, El Yunque in Puerto Rico and more. Moments like these are what makes me feel grateful to be alive. When you hike up 6 miles and look out, it makes you feel very human and puts it into perspective what is most important – the Earth that you live on. I can only hope to convince people to enjoy and conserve public lands with my photographs.
My conceptual art sends a message or is based on dreams and fantasies. In the past I spent some time focusing on erotica. Currently I am working on a money theme collection.
I grew up working for my father Vincent Scuderi, who was a master craftsman / local small business owner here in St. Pete. He worked in wood, metal, and stained glass. He is now retired. I do all my carpentry in his old shop that I grew up in. My photography is often merged with with various carpentry and finishing techniques via handmade framing and resin panels.
Fine Art Photographer St. Petersburg, Florida
The Penny Hoarder Headquarters
Files & Film 5 Year Invitational Celebration, Creative Soul Studio, Producer.
The Smallest Details Solo Exhibition at Bok Tower Gardens, 2nd Quarter Featured Artist.
Dia de los Muertos, Florida CraftArt.
Shine Mural Festival, ‘Corner Canvas’ sponsored by Bank of the Ozarks.
Winter Park Autumn, Winter Park.
Florida Museum of Photographic Art Member’s Show.
Staybridge Suites Summer Quarter Featured Artists: Robin Dana, Richard Auger and Xina Scuderi.
Files & Film 2017, Leslie Curran Gallery, Producer.
Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival 2017, Emerging Artist. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Emerging Artist.
Exquisite Corpse International 2016, Museum of Fine Art St. Pete and Chihuly Collection (St. Petersburg).
Morean Art Center Member Show.
Files & Film 2016, Leslie Curran Gallery, Producer.
Three Worlds Collide, Museum of Fine Arts.
Exposure, Morean Clay Center.
Grand Opening of Leslie Curran Gallery.
Files & Film 2015, Creative Soul Studios, Producer. 2014:
Erotica Hosted by Noami Wilzig, Owner of World Erotic Art Museum Miami, at Museum of Fine Art St. Pete. Nude Nite 2014.
Three Worlds Collide, Museum of Fine Arts.
Human Canvas, Bloom Art Center.
Files & Film 2014, The Oleson Gallery, Producer.
Scuderi Studios + Bloom Grand Opening, Bloom Art Center.
Femme Fantasy Juried Art Show, Soft Water Studios.
Infectious, Blue Lucy.
The Art of Women, The Oleson Gallery.
Art Deal With It, Blue Lucy.
ARTicles Gallery and Custom Framing, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant 2018
St. Pete Arts Alliance Sponsorship – Files & Film 2018
Haleakalā National Park Residency 2018 – Finalist.
Smoky Mountains National Park Artist Residency 2017 – Finalist – declined due to schedule conflict.
Bloom Art Center, 2014.
Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2014 – ‘Best Gallery Show’ (Files & Film), and ‘Best Photographer’.
Vision Award – HSN – ‘We Build on a Foundation of Generosity and Act as Global Citizens’.
What My Clients Say.
“At Jenkins Law, we love supporting local businesses! Today, we want to send a special thank you to Xina Scuderi for the beautiful artwork in our new office. The place is finally coming together!”
– Jim Jenkins, Jenkins Law P.L.
“She created an entire collection for us to choose from.”
– Chad Mize, (formerly) Blue Lucy
“We needed art when we bought a new house. We have photo art pieces, a few non-photo pieces and family portraits by Xina. She does everything. She even comes over and hangs it for us.”
– Shayna Rogers
Do You Have An Upcoming Project?
If you are interested in purchasing art, I would be happy to hear from you. You may request to see a piece of art in person or make a custom order. My Macro Collection Portfolio (13 x 19) is on display at ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing in St. Pete. The elements of each piece of art like size, print media, matting, and framing can be customized to your requests – and your budget.
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