Who Is The Color Queen?

CONCETTA ANTICO is venerated worldwide as “The Color Queen”, attributed to her scientifically endorsed “ Perfect Storm” for functioning Tetrachromacy, the genetic ability to see 100 million more colors than regular vision.


Here’s what nearly a decade of avid media attention has to say…


NatfluenceEcho Chamber Escape
The Daily TelegraphThe Daily Telegraph
Real EstateReal Estate
Ireland's National Public Service MediaeIreland’s National Public Service Media
Daily Mail OnlineDaily Mail Online
San Diego Entertainer, March 2018San Diego Entertainer
Ingenta Connect
New York Magazine
Art Supply Posse
Ainsley Hawthorn
Echo Chamber Escape
Curious Features
The Northern Star
BBC Two 2017 Byron Shire News
BBC Two 2017 BBC Two
Audi 2016AUDI
BBC March 2016 BBC
KPBS December 2014KPBS
The Sun 2017The Sun
Reader's Digest April 2015Reader’s Digest
San Diego Entertainer, March 2018San Diego Entertainer
The Cut
First Friday PDX
The Native Society
LA Beer Festival
Ideacom International
Voice of America, 2018Voice of America
Where SD
E-Squared Magazine
Chilled Magazine
Voice of San Diego 2018Voice of San Diego
The Culture Trip, 2018The Culture Trip
Render Forest, August 2017 Render Forest
Miratico, August 2016Miratico
Healthy Way, May 2017 Healthy Way
wikipedia Wikipedia
D News March 2016 D News
Upvoted, December 2015Upvoted
Common Ground June 2015Common Ground
Mercury July 2016Mercury
Michael G. Studio
Esquire July 2015Esquire
Huffpost, September 2014Huffpost
Stillness in the Storm
University of East Anglia
Etalase September 2016Etalase Bintaro
Ideaz September 2016Ideaz
europe-newsweekEurope Newsweek
science-of-usScience of Us
things-you-didn't-knowThinks You Didn’t Know
viral-awesomenessViral Awesomeness
womens-museum-of-californiaWomen’s Museum of California
Miratico, August 2016Miratico
The Science Explorier, September 2015The Science Explorer
Blick am Abend March 2016 Blick am Abend
The Neurosphere
Munsell Color March 2015Munsell Color
primary-wordmark UCI
100 Independent June 2015100 Independent
Drudge Report March 2016 Drudge Report
Mother Nature Network March 2016 Mother Nature Network
Daily Mail March 2016 Daily Mail
Prevention March 2015Prevention
Epoch Times June 2015Epoch Times
All About Vision All About Vision
Popular Science, October 2014Popular Science
1 Reason A Day April 20151 Reason A Day
NY Mag OnlineNY Mag
Australian Popular Science, October 2014Australian Popular Science
Elite Daily, October 2014Elite Daily
Elders of Genova, March 2015Elders of Genova
Infinite UnknownInfinite Unknown
Daily MailDaily Mail
South Wales Evening PostSouth Wales Evening Post
mnnMother Nature Network
Boing Boing, October 2014Boing Boing
Buzzfeed, March 2015BuzzFeed
NY Mag OnlineNY Mag
San Diego MagazineSan Diego Magazine
Womens MuseumWomen’s Museum
Learning MindElite Daily
Segmentation, February 2015Segmentation
PR Web February 2015PR Web
Dreuz, January 2015Dreuz
Byron Shire News November 2014Byron Shire News
The Advocate November 2014The Advocate
Live Byron November 2014Live Byron
Examiner November
Pop Culture PassionistasPop Culture Passionistas
Just Luxe, November 2014Just Luxe
Dogo News, November 2014DOGO News
Boing Boing, October 2014Boing Boing
Truth Theory, Ocotber 2014Truth Theory
Fab Pop October 2014Fab Pop
mnnMother Nature Network Through the Eyes of Concetta Antico: The World's First Tetrachromat
RYOT, October 2014RYOT News + Action
Newsmax Health, October 2014Newsmax Health
The Express Tribune, October 2014The Express Tribune
mailonlineMail Online
Complex, October 2014Complex
Spiritual, October 2014Spiritual
dVida Latina
Design & Trend, October 2014Design & Trend
Viral NovaViral Nova
Rotary Club San DiegoRotary Club La Jolla
Red OrbitRed Orbit
Daily MailDaily Mail
Maxi SciencesMaxi Sciences
Next MeNext Me
W SportsW Sports
Pijama SurfPijama Surf
Treehugger, January 2015Treehugger
U-T San Diego
San Diego Source
Uptown News
Concetta Antico mentioned on Newser Newser
Uptown News
Fashion Mixtape


TV & Radio Press

FCA Productions
Jazz 88.3 Interview February 2015San Diego’s Jazz 88.3
DRadio Wissen February 2015DRadio Wissen
BBC World Service, January 2015BBC World Service
KPBS December 2014KPBS
Radio New Zealand National, October 2014Radio New Zealand National
Art Scene Radio
NewsTalk October 2014NewsTalk
CBS News 8 – 1
CBS News 8 -2
Tetrachromacy Research
ABC 10 News
UT-TV Night & Day
UT-TV Night & Day
CW6 San Diego Living

Printed Press

Pacific Magazine 2018Where GuestBook San Diego
Pacific Magazine 2018Pacific Magazine
Presidio Sentinel, September 2015Presidio Sentinel
Presidio Sentinel, August 2015Presidio Sentinel
Presidio Sentinel July 2015Presidio Sentinel
Presidio Sentinel June 2015Presidio Sentinel
Presidio Sentinel
Reader's Digest April 2015Reader’s Digest
Presidio Sentinel March 2015Presidio Sentinel
Interview with Viva GlamViva Glam
Presidio Sentinel, February 2015Presidio Sentinel
Glimpse, January 2015Glimpse
Artist & Illustrators, November 2014Artists & Illustrators
Presidio Sentinel, November 2014Presidio Sentinel
Pacific San Diego, October 2014Pacific San Diego
Presidio Sentinel, October 2014Presidio Sentinel
Ranch and Coast, Issue September 2014Ranch & Coast





Painted with oil on canvas since age 6 years
1979 Randwick Technical College (now TAFE) Cert Visual Arts
1981-83 Sydney University, Diploma of Education
1990-92 Lela Harty Studio, San Diego, USA
1995 – Current Workshops including Ron Roberts, Marc Whitney, Peggi-Kroll Roberts, Ron Spelman
2012- Current Scientifically studied & endorsed world famous Tetrachromat artist – University of California, Irvine, USA


Educator oil on canvas 25k + students of all ages, SD Unified School District, YMCAs, online instruction, YouTube, facilitator International plein air workshops & various live public painting demonstrations


2019 “Magical Muse Hues” Space 4 Art, SD, USA
2018 “Sacred Spectra,100m Color Continuum” Concetta Antico Gallery USA
2018 “Masterpiece Machinations” The Sparks Gallery, SD, USA
2018 “Phantasmic Paintings ~ Colors Beyond Your Imagination” SDIA, USA
2017 “Conjuring Colors” The Salon of Art, SD, USA
2016 “True Colors” Concetta Antico Gallery, SD, USA
2016 “100 Million Color Masterpieces” Concetta Antico Gallery, SD, USA
2016 “Color Magic” The Minnamurra Café, NSW, AUSTRALIA
2015 “Beacon’s of Beauty” Women’s Museum of California, USA
2014 “Solo Exhibition & Guest Speaker” California Executive Women’s Council University Club, SD, USA
2014- 2008 over 24+ quarterly solo exhibitions


2018 “Aqua Divas” The iN Gallery, SD, USA
2018 “Body & Soul” The iN Gallery, SD, USA
2017 “Gardens of Beauty” The iN Gallery, SD, USA
2017 “11th Annual Less is More” LPAPA, Laguna USA
2016 “Kaleidoscope IX”, Gallery 21, SDMA Artists Guild, SD, USA
2015 “Contemporary Art Show” ART SAN DIEGO, SD USA
2015 “Painting the Light, Here, There and Everywhere” SOCALPAPA, USA
2015 “Bell Tower Of Beauty, Balboa Park” Centennial Members SDMAAG, USA
2015 “Toast of the Coast” International Wine Show Del Mar, USA
2014 “Art & Wine Invitational” The Santa Luz Club, CA, USA
2014 “SOLO” Art Expo, NYC, USA
2014 “Made in America”, SDMA Artists Guild, CA, USA
2013 “Canvas for a Cause” LPAPA CA, USA
2012 “Pageant of the Masters” Laguna Festival of the Arts, CA, USA
2012 “101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition” California Art Club, CA, USA
2011 “Art In The Pines” Torrey Pines Docent Society, La Jolla, USA
2011 “Exhibitor” La Jolla Festival of the Arts, CA, USA
2008 “Birds in Art” Wildlife Art Society, USA
2008-2012 “Exhibitor” ARTWALK San Diego, USA


“Believe – The Healing Power of Art & Nature” Diptych Installation RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SD, USA, 30 year loan 2014
“Beacon’s of Beauty” Women’s Museum of California, USA, Donated 2015
“The Dr. Wendy Martin Museum Collection” 100+ works bequeathed to NSW ART GALLERY, LACMA & IRVINE MUSEUMS, USA Acquired 2011-19
“Dr. Robert Singer ” La Jolla, CA USA 5+ works acquired 2010
“Kevin Harrington Collection” DC, USA, 20+ works acquired 2016-17
“The Strauss Family” USA, 30+ works, acquired 2000-2016
“The Price Family” Costco/Priceline, USA 10+ works acquired 2007-14
“Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP, Attorneys” USA 15+ works acquired 2008-11


2015 “Guest Member Live Demonstration” SDMA Artist Guild, SD, USA
2015 “Guest Artist Speaker” La Mesa Rotary, SD, USA
2014 “Miracle Maker” Rady Children’s Hospital, SD, USA
2014 “Honoree Lifetime Achievement” Women’s Museum of CA, USA
2014 “Guest Speaker” Sunrise Rotary Downtown SD, USA
2014 “Guest Speaker” La Jolla Rotary, CA, USA
2013 “Women Who Mean Business” San Diego Business Journal, USA
2013 “Women Who Move The City” San Diego Magazine, USA
2012 “Best Use of Textiles” (hand painted vintage furnishings upholstered in canvas) ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Design Excellence Award, USA
2009 “ The Rose Award” Outstanding contributions to the community MH Town Council, USA
2009 “Guest Speaker” Bonita Rotary, SD, USA
2008 “TWIN Award Women in Business” YMCA of San Diego County, USA


NAVA – National Association for the Visual Arts – Australia
SDMA Artists Guild SDMAAG
International Plein Air Painters Association IPAP
Australian Plein Air Painters Association APAPA
The California Art Club CAC
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association LAPAPA
Southern California Plein Air Painters SOCALPAPA
Oil Painters Of America OPA
American Impressionist Society, Inc. AIS
San Diego Art Institute SAI
American Women Artists AWA


2019 Samantha Lee – NEW YORK MAGAZINE “What It’s Like To See 100 Million More Colors” USA
2018 Derek Shaw -WHERE MAGAZINE GUEST BOOK Cover &“The Color Queen“ USA
2018 Katie Watkins – THE CULTURE TRIP “6 Artists From San Diego To Know” USA
2016 Greg Ellis – ILLAWARRA MERCURY “International Artist in Kiama” AUSTRALIA
2016 Beth Dreher – READERS DIGEST “A Woman With Super Vision” USA
2016 David Robson – BBC FUTURE “I See Colors You Cannot Imagine” UK
2015 Alexis Reay – NEW YORK MAGAZINE “What It’s Like to See 100 Million Colors” USA
2015 Veda Dante – COMMON GROUND “Super Human Sight” AUSTRALIA
2014 Kimberly Cunningham – SAN DIEGO MGAZINE “Artistic License” USA
2014 Beauty 236 – VOGUE MAGAZINE “Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes” USA
2012 -2018 Dr. Kimberly Jameson UC IRVINE “Subject of various Scientific Journals” USA


2017 “Paradise Portrayed” Calendar Year of Inspirational Pros
2015 “All This & Heaven Too” An Anthology of Poetry & Art
2012-2016 “The Artful Spirit Column” The Presidio Sentinel Newspaper, USA
1998-2003 “Featured Arts Writer” The Espresso Newspaper, USA


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