Amelie Benicio was born in San Francisco and soon moved to Paris, France, where she spent the first half of her young childhood. She later moved to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to spend time with her family on her father's side. Eventually Amelie returned to to Bay Area where she lives today. Amelie is a well travelled story teller, She loves art, writing and activism. She is motivated to connect others in a positive way through her creative voice. She has won several awards for her work including Best in Show, Youth and Arts Contest, 2019; 2nd Place, Marin County Art Fair, 2019; Blue Ribbon Award, Marin County Art Fair, 2019; 3rd place, Marin Arts Youth Poster Contest, 2019; Scholar Athlete, Girls Water Polo and Swim, 2020.
"I create my work in oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, and pencil, although I use several other mediums as well. My work explores the complexity and beauty of human nature and the many layered stories that people’s faces tell. "