b i o g r a p h y

Andrea Padovani, artist.
 
 
Born: Verona, Italy, 1961
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
2011 Verona, IT - solo show at g.Ghelfi Gallery
2011 Venice, IT - g.Venice Biennale: Padiglione Italia nel mondo.
 
2010 West Vancouver, BC - solo show at g.Buckland and Southerst 
2010 Bergen, Netherlands - g.The Obsession of Art.
 
2009 Bergen, Netherlands - solo show g.The Obesession of Art 
2009 Seoul, S. Korea - participated in a multi-artist show at g.Hun & g.Meepyung.
 
2008 West Vancouver, BC - solo show g.Buckland and Southerst
2008 Bergen, Netherlands - g.The Obsession of Art.
 
2007 Bergen, Netherlands - solo show g.THE OBSESSION OF ART
2007 Kyoto, Japan - g.Jarfo, g.Shanghai ChinArt, & g.Artspace Kan.
 
2006 Amsterdam, Holland - solo show at g.The Obsession of Art,
                              & Holland Art Fair at g.Hague-Holland.
 
2005 Paris, FR - commission by Monte Paschi Banque, oldest bank in the world: art for                yearly calendar, including a reception exhibit in Paris of current art collection
2005 Bergen, Netherlands - solo show at g.The Obsession of Art,
                           & Holland Art Fair at g.Hague-Holland
2005 West Vancouver, BC - solo show at g.Buckland and Southerst.
 
2004 Verona, Italy - invited to exhibit at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals headquarters
2004 Vancouver, BC - chosen by an international cruise line company to hang more than
                     300 reproductions of 12 paintings for a new cruiseship
2004 Mississauga, ON - solo show g.Harbour
2004 Bergen, Netherlands - g.The Obsession of Art.
 
2003 Maui, HI - exhibit at g.Sargent’s
2003 Bergen, Netherlands - solo show g.The Obsession of Art
2003 Seattle, WA - g.Kimzey and Miller
2003 West Vancouver, BC - g.Buckland and Southerst
2003 Desenzano, IT - solo show at g.Zacchi
2003 Vancouver, BC CA - contributions to ART FOR LIFE, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY fundraising.
 
2002 Maui, HI - exhibit at g.Sargent’s
2002 Seattle, WA - exhibit at g.Kimzey and Miller 
2002 Amsterdam, Holland - exhibit at g.The Obsession of Art,
                          & Holland Art Fair with g.Hague-Holland
2002 West Vancouver, BC - exhibit at g.Buckland and Southerst
2002 Vancouver, BC - contributions to ART FOR LIFE, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY fundraising.
 
2001 Knokke, Belgium - exhibit g.Artexpo
2001 Desenzano, Italy - solo show g.Zacchi
2001 West Vancouver, BC - exhibit g.Buckland and Southerst
2001 Mississauga, ON - g.Harbour 
2001 Carmel, CA - g.Phillips
2001 Vancouver, BC - contributions to ART FOR LIFE, ARTS UMBRELLA fundraising.
 
2000 Desenzano sul Garda, IT - exhibit with g.Zacchi
2000 Carmel, CA - solo show g.Phillips
2000 Seattle, WA - exhibit with g.Kimzey and Miller
2000 West Vancouver, BC - g.Buckland and Southerst
2000 Calgary, Ottawa.
2000 Vancouver, BC - contributions to ART FOR LIFE, ARTS UMBRELLA fundraising.
 
1999 Carmel, CA - exhibits with g.Phillips
1999 Milwaukee, WI - g.De Lind 
1999 White Rock, BC -
1999 New York, NY - ARTEXPO ‘99, exhibits at g.Waldorf Astoria
1999 Lake Garda, IT - solo show g.Zacchi
1999 Seattle, WA - chosen for posters for WINN DEVON of Seattle.
 
1998 Milan, IT - exhibit with g.Il Tempo Ritrovato
1998 Vicenza, IT - g.Palladium
1998 Geneva, SW - Art Expo ’98
1998 Milwaukee, WI - g.De Lind
1998 New Orleans, LA - g. Barbour
1998 Vancouver, BC - ARTEXPO ’98 Vancouver
1998 Seattle, WA - chosen for posters by WINN DEVON OF SEATTLE
1998 immigrates to British Columbia.
 
1997 Geneva, SW - exhibit with g. Du Cygne
1997 Berlin, GR - g.Gelmi Studio
1997 Desenzano, IT - g.Zacchi
1997 Singapore, SI - g.Boo-Xin.
 
1996 Berlin, GR - g.Pinna exhibit including paintings, sculpture and painted furniture
1996 Milano, IT - 12 paintings published in national ad campaign by a leading fashion company.
 
1995 Verona, IT - solo shows with g. San Giorgeto
1995 Florence, IT - solo show g. Fortezza Dabasso
1995 Venice, IT - g. Degli Schiavoni
1995 Brescia, IT - g.San Michele
1995 Lake Garda, solo show g.Zacchi.
 
1994 Lake Garda, IT - solo shows g.Zacchi
1994 Mantova, IT - exhibit at g.Accademia & Bassano del Grappa g.Fiore.
 
1993 change of profession from business to arts.
 
1992 Verona, IT - first one man solo show at g.San Giorgeto
1990-1993 Italy - multiple shows in: Parona, Bergamo, Lazise, Mantova,
                  Bassano del Grappa & Argenta
1985 Master in Political Science University in Bologna, IT
1961 born in Verona / Italy
 
artist s t a t e m e n t 
PAINTING IS MY THERAPY 
I keep looking for shapes, shadows and lines on any day.
I feel kind of obliged to move them to a new home.
Then I wait for the harmony of the oils and brushes on my
canvas to set.
 
 
 
 
Lectures/Public Speaking Engagements:
2011 - presentation of my contribution to the Biennale of Venice (padiglione
       Italia nel mondo)at the Italian Cultural Centre of Vancouver, BC.
2008 - artist in residence at Shawnigan Lake School, Canada
2006 - interview on Global TV/National news
2004 - interview Achievers, Vancouver BC
2003 - Burnaby Art Museum lecture on “Immigration in the Arts”
2003 – RAI International interview, Italia
2002 - interview with CONTACT, Netherlands
2002 - interview at RAI International, Toronto ON
2000 - Ferry Building public gallery ‘Artist Speech', Canada
1999 & 2000 - lecture, Gleneagles School, Vancouver BC
1997 – interview, Magazine “Arte E Lavoro”, Milan, Italy
1996 – interview with "ARTE MONDADORI” Milan, Italy
1996 – interview "RADIO CBC” Verona, Italy 
 
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 -US
GREEN CREEK, WA -US
 
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