ANDREA PADOVANI ARTIST - WHISTLER - CORTES ISLAND B.C., CANADA
original oil paintings - acrylics | pastels | crayons | watercolors | ink | & other mixed media

b i o g r a p h y

Andrea Padovani, artist.

 

Born: Verona, Italy, 1961

EXHIBITIONS

2017 solo shows in West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst and in Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART

2016 solo shows in West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst and in Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART

2015 solo show THE OBSESSION OF ART Bergen NL

2014 solo shows in West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst and in Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART

2013 solo show THE OBSESSION OF ART Bergen NL

2012 solo show at the Barrister’s Lounge Vancouver Courthouse and THE OBSESSION OF ART, The Netherlands

 

2011 Venice Biennale – Padiglione Italia nel Mondo; solo show GHELFI Gallery Verona Italy and in Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART

 

2010 solo shows in West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst and in Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART

2009 solo show in Bergen-Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART. As well as participated in a multi-artist show in Seoul-Korea at Hun gallery and Gallery Meepyung.

 

2008 solo show in West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst and in Bergen-Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART.

2007 solo shows in Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART, Kyoto- Japan at Jarfo, Shanghai ChinArt gallery, Artspace Kan gallery Kyoto and was a featured artist for Mercedes B.C.

 

2006 Amsterdam g.The Obsession of Art, Holland Art Fair the Hague-Holland

2005 Commission by Monte Paschi Banque, oldest bank in the world: art for calendar year, reception exhibit in Paris of current art collection. Amsterdam g.The Obsession of Art, Holland Art Fair the Hague-Holland, Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst.

 

2004 invited to exhibit at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals headquarters in Italy. Chosen by an international cruise line company to hang more than 300 reproductions of 12 paintings for a new ship . Solo show in Mississauga g.Harbour, Amsterdam g.The Obsession of Art.

2003 Exhibits in Hawaii g.Sargent’s, Amsterdam-Bergen g.The Obsession of Art, Seattle g.Kimzey and Miller, West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst. Contributes to ART FOR LIFE, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY fundraising.

 

2002 Exhibits in Maui-HI g.Sargent’s, Seattle g.Kimzey and Miller, Amsterdam-Bergen g.The Obsession of Art, Holland Art Fair the Hague-Holland, West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst, Harbour gallery Mississauga ON. Contributes to ART FOR LIFE, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY fundraising.

 

2001 Exhibits in Knokke-Belgium Artexpo 2001, Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst, Mississauga g.Harbour, Phillips gallery Carmel CA. Contributes to ART FOR LIFE, ARTS UMBRELLA fundraising.

2000 Exhibits in Carmel g.Phillips, Seattle g.Kimzey and Miller, Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst, Calgary, Ottawa. Contributes to ART FOR LIFE, ARTS UMBRELLA fundraising.

 

1999 Exhibits in Carmel g.Phillips , Milwaukee, White Rock B.C. ARTEXPO ‘99 New York. Exhibits at the Waldorf Astoria NY, Lake Garda g.Zacchi. Chosen for posters by WINN DEVON of Seattle.

1998 Exhibits in Milan g. Il Tempo Ritrovato, Vicenza g.Palladium, Art Expo’98 Geneva, Milwaukee g. De Lind, New Orleans g. Barbour , ARTEXPO ’98 Vancouver.

1997 Exhibits in Geneva g. Du Cygne, Berlin Gelmi Studio, Desenzano g.Zacchi, Singapore g.Boo-Xin. Immigrates to British Columbia.

 

1996 Berlin Pinna gallery showings of paintings, sculpture and painted furniture. Milano, 12 paintings published in national ad campaign by a leading fashion company.

1995 Exhibits one man shows in Verona g. San Giorgeto, Florence Fortezza Dabasso, Venice galleria Degli Schiavoni, Brescia g.San Michele and Lake Garda g.Zacchi.

 

1994 Solo shows in Lake Garda g.Zacchi, Mantova g.Accademia and Bassano del Grappa g.Fiore.

1993 Redirection from business to arts.

1992 First one man show, g.San Giorgeto Verona

1990-1993 multiple shows in Italy: Parona, Bergamo,Lazise, Mantova,Bassano del Grappa , Argenta.

 

1985 Degree in Political Science University Bologna

1961 born in Verona / Italy

 

Lectures/Public Speaking Engagements:

 

1996 – Interview” RADIO CBC” Verona, Italy

1996 – Interview” ARTE MONDADORI” Milan

1997 – Interview, Magazine “Arte E Lavoro”, Milan, Italy

1999 and 2000 - Lecture, Gleneagles School, Vancouver B.C.

2000 - Ferry Building public gallery ‘Artist Speech’

2002 - Interview at RAI International, Toronto

2002 - Interview CONTACT The Netherlands

2003 – RAI International interview

2003 - Burnaby Art Museum lecture on “Immigration in the Arts”

2004 - Interview Achievers, Vancouver BC

2006 – Interview on Global TV/National News

2008 – Artist in residence Swanighan Lake school

2011 – Presentation of my contribution at the BIENNALE DI VENEZIA (Padiglione Italia nel mondo)at the Italian Cultural Institute of Vancouver BC

2012 – The Pique-Whistler

2013 – Featured at HGTV (Sell this buy this, November)

 

Corporate Collections:

 

Storione Spa Brescia-Italy

Veronesi Spa Verona-Italy

Italian Omv GroupVerona- Italy

Associazione dei Chimici Campani Naples-Italy

Monte Paschi Banque France

Plasal Valencia Spain

OMVUSA, WY

GREEN CREEK, WA

 

Bibliography: (Reviews)

 

LA GAZZETTA DI MANTOVA 3-3-94 , L.Dominici

VERONA FEDELE July 11-97 , d.Bozza

DOMUS’ March 98

DOMUS’ October 98

INTERNI’ November 98

DOVE” October 98

LA GAZZETTA DI MANTOVA 23-3-96 , L.Dominici

MODO’ June 98 , English

GAP CASA’ May 98 M.C.G.

ART LEADER April-May 98, A.Ruzzu

CORRIERE della SERA November 18 , S.Grasso

ART BUSSINESS NEWS March 99

MAGAZIN’ART winter 2001, R.Waugh-N.Nechyporuk

ACHIEVERS May 03, Arto

L’ARENA C.Tajoli 11-12-03

VANCOUVER SUN October 10-06

CNS October 11-06

LEADER-POST October 11-06

THE WINDSOR STAR October 14-06

TIMES COLONIST October 15-06

THE GAZETTE October 12-06

NATIONAL POST October 12-06

CTV NEWS October 11-06

L’ARENA DI VERONA 11/02/07

L’ARENA DI VERONA 9-04-2011