Andrea Padovani - Biography
Andrea Padovani, artist.
Born: Verona, Italy , 1961
2011 Venice Biennale - Padiglione Italia nel mondo; solo show Ghelfi gallery VR Italy
2010 solo shows in West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst and The Obsession of Art NL.
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 shows in West Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst and The Obsession of Art NL.
2007 solo shows in Amsterdam THE OBSESSION OF ART , Kyoto- Japan at Jarfo , Shanghai ChinArt gallery, Artspace Kan gallery Kyoto
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, Desenzano g.Zacchi. 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, Mississauga. Contributes to ART FOR LIFE, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY fundraising.
2001 Exhibits in Knokke-Belgium Artexpo 2001, Desenzano g.Zacchi, Vancouver g.Buckland and Southerst, Mississauga g.Harbour, Phillips gallery Carmel CA. Contributes to ART FOR LIFE, ARTS UMBRELLA fundraising.
2000 Exhibits in Desenzano sul Garda g.Zacchi, 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 for 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. Chosen for posters by WINN DEVON OF SEATTLE. Immigrates to British Columbia.
1997 Exhibits in Geneva g. Du Cygne, Berlin Gelmi Studio, Desenzano g.Zacchi, Singapore g.Boo-Xin.
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 Master in Political Science University Bologna
1961 born in Verona / Italy
artist s t a t e m e n t
PAINTING IS MY THERAPY
I keep looking at 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:
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 Shawnigan lake school
2011 - presentation of my contribution to thhe Biennale of Venice (padiglione
Italia nel mondo)at the Italian Cultural Centre of Vancouver BC.
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
GREEN CREEK, WA
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