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Italian Artist lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

Education

 

1987 – 1989   Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (Scuola Libera del Nudo) Florence, Italy

1980 – 1981   Istituto Statale D’Arte, Florence, Italy (Diploma di Magistero)

1977 – 1979   Istituto Statale D’Arte, Florence, Italy (Diploma di Maestro D’Arte)

Solo Exhibitions

2018 - “Velocity Contemporary”, Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom, Lake Worth, FL

2018 - Iron Horse Theatre Company, Ambridge, Pa

2017 - Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pa

2017 - “Neighborhood”, Ryan Arts Center, McKees Rocks, Pa 

2016 - “One”, Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston, Tx

2015 - New Paintings, Galerie Werner at The Mansions on Fifth, Pittsburgh, Pa

2013 - Connections, Cohen & Grigsby, Pittsburgh, Pa  

2013 - 709 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

2010 - Uncertain Objects, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa 

2008 - Beyond the Object, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa

2006 - Tria Prima, 5151 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa  

2006 - Sacrobosco, Art Space 303, Steel Valley Arts Council, Homestead, Pa 

2005 - Prima Materia, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa

2004 - La Soglia, Jeffrey Smith Studio, Pittsburgh, Pa

2000 - “La Via”, Salone di Villa Romana (German Foundation), Florence, Italy

1999 - Material Bodies, Air Force School, Florence, Italy

1997 - Ateliers Höherveg e V., Düsseldörf, Germany (Artist in Residence)

1994 - Villa Romana, (Artist in Residence) Florence, Italy 

1992 - “The End of Inertial Motion”, University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin, Villa Corsi Salviati, Florence, Italy

1991 - Alle Leopoldine, Installation in the desconsecrated church Florence, Italy

1990 - Ex Ministry of Agriculture Building, Florence, Italy

Group Exhibitions

2024 - Dollar Bank, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Juried Visual Art Exhibition at Space Gallery
2024 - Art & Algorithms, AAP Show at Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery

2023 - Commence, Tomayko Foundation, AAP, curated by Nina Friedman

2023 - The Grandeur of Power, AAP, curated by Eric Shiner

2021 - AAP 108th Annual exhibition, at the Pittsburgh International Airport

2019 - The Landscape, Wolfe Izzo Art Studio, Pittsburgh, Pa

2019 - Wills Gift Show, UnSmoke System Artspace, curated by David Conrad, Braddock, Pa

2019 - Object/Oggetto, AAP, G1/CW Gallery, curated by Graham Shearing, Pittsburgh, Pa

2019 - Object/Oggetto, AAP, Red Brick Gallery, curated by Graham Shearing, Foxburg, Pa

2016 - John Riegert, curated by Brett Yasko, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa

2014 - Dollar Bank, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Juried Visual Art Exhibition  (Juror’s Award) curated by John Carson, Rachel Delphia and Nicholas Chambers

2012 - Factory Direct: Pittsburgh, curated by Eric C. Shiner, Director of Andy Warhol Museum

2011 - Pittsburgh Biennial, curated by Dan Byers, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh;

2011 - Passionate Practice, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Ohio

2010 - 40th Juried Biennial, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Jurored by M. Melissa Wolfe, Curator of American Art at the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio 

2009 - “De-Tranquilizers”, curated by Eric C.Shiner, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa 

2008 - “Gestures”, curated by Heather Pesanti, Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa 

2007 - “97th Annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh”, Jurored by Polly Apfelbaum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pa;

2007 - Pittsburgh’s Best, curated by Katherine Talcott, Three Rivers Arts Festival, PPG Winter Garden, Pittsburgh, Pa            

2006 - West End Bridge Competition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pa

2006 - Pittsburgh Best, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa

2005 - “95th Annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh”, Jurored by Dr. Terry Smith Andy, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa

2005 - Art Gala, Greater Latrobe Senior High School, Latrobe, Pa

1999 - Art and the City, Historic Works of Art and Recent Acquisitions in the City’s Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo, Italy

1998 - Mani Mario, Ammanati Cloister, Florence, Italy

1997 - Beyond the Garden, Studio of Eugenio Miccini, Florence, Italy 

1995 - Sarajevo, Hospital of the Innocents, Florence, Italy 

1994 - Garden of Art, (Parco Michelotti), Ex Zoo of Turin, Italy

1994 - Umberto Mastroianni Prize, Palazzo della Regione Piemonte, Turin, Italy 

1993 - Five Time Monologue, Villa Romana (German foundation) Florence, Italy

1993 - In Certain Places, Casalone Brick Factory, Grosseto, Italy

1990 - The Shadows of the Cloister, Church of Santo Spirito, Florence, Italy

Bibliography

  • Abbott, Isabella “Former Italian artist looking for big break in Pittsburgh art scene” Greater Pittsburgh Art Council blog, 2023

  • Wiggan, Jamie “Artist says treating Columbus painting as political statement would undermine art”, Gazette 2.0 October 14, 2021

  • Houston Press, “Opening Reception for Fabrizio Gerbino” at Cindy Lisica Gallery Jan. 2016

  • Glasstire, “Fabrizio Gerbino: One” Jan. 2016

  • Shaw, Kurt “Industrious work” Pittsburgh Tribune Review - March 19, 2015

  • Podurgiel, Bob “Internationally Known Stowe artist uses Pittsburgh as inspiration” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette December 19, 2013

  • Thomas, Mary “Factory Direct: Pittsburgh” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  July 8, 2012

  • Settles, Natalie  Factory Direct: Pittsburgh “The Synthesis, Parallel, and Clash of Art and Industry” The Andy Warhol Museum (online catalogue) Summer 2012

  • Shearing, Graham “The Provocative Pittsburgh Biennial” Pittsburgh Quarterly Fall 2011

  • Thomas, Mary “Pittsburgh Biennial’s final 2 parts to debut as one segment wraps up” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 14, 2011

  • Carpenter, Mackenzie “The Rejuvenators” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 24, 2011 

  • Shaw, Kurt “From Steel to Punk” 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review July 7.2011 

  • Hoffman, Leslie “Home Office” Whirl at Home Summer 2010

  • Thomas, Mary  “Many moods of abstract art reflect historic contestPittsburgh Post-Gazette  September 10, 2008

  • Pesanti, Heather “Illustrations of catastrophe and Remote Times” Gestures Exhibit

  • Thomas, Mary “Quick & quirkyPittsburgh Post-Gazette  Jan. 20, 2008 

  • Milliner, Janice “Designing Home Lifestyles” Fall 2007 

  • Thomas, Mary “Best Foot Forward” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 7, 2007 

  • Grossi, Adam “Gray Magic” Pittsburgh City Paper December 20, 2006 

  • Thomas, Mary “Beyond Tradition” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dec. 10, 2006 

  • Hopper, Justin “Under the Tuscan SonPop City Media Nov. 29, 2006

  • Thomas, Mary “Associated Artists’ Annual feels at home at museum” Pittsburgh Post - Gazette   Nov. 22, 2006

  • Shearing, Graham “Remembering Forms and Essences” Catalogue essay Oct. 2006 

  • Kish, Ryan “Art Space 303 highlights artist’s industrial-themed work” McKeesport Daily News   August 5, 2006 

  • Shaw, Kurt “Sense of Place” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Nov. 2005

  • Thomas, Mary “Associated Artists’ Annual Admirable and Provocative” Pittsburgh Post Gazette   June 1, 2005

  • Guidi, Daniela Salvadori “Guide to Discovery of Works of Art from the 1900’s in the Province of Florence” Leo S. Olschki Editore, Florence 1999

  • Di Mauro Edoardo “The Garden of Art" Catalogue essay, 1994

  • Burmeister, Joachim “ Five Times Monologue” Catalogue essay, 1993  

  • Loria, Stefano “Villa Romana. Sculptures in the Park” L’Unita’ October 6, 1993

  • Cirigliano Rosanna “University of Michigan Celebrates” La Republica June 6, 1992

  • Tempi, Alessandro “Fabrizio Gerbino or the Mother Tongue of Art” Next, Art and Culture n. 28 Fall, 1992

  • Tempi, Alessandro “The End of Inertial Motion” Catalogue essay, 1992

  • Bruni, Valeria “In Certain Places” Catalogue essay, 1991

  • Nuti, Nicola “Going to the Exhibits: Promere” La Gazzetta di Firenze July 6, 1990

  • “The Shadows Without Heros of the Antiromantic Gerbino” La Nazione di Firenze Feb. 1990

  • Megale, Teresa “The Art of Gerbino” L’Unita’ February 2, 1990

  

Permanent Collections

 

PNC Bank

Calgon Carbon Corporation

Kuraray Co. Ltd.

Collection of BNY Mellon

The Elmhurst Group (Rand Building) Pittsburgh

Gateway Financial Inc

ADP Inc. Pittsburgh

RJ Lee Group Inc.

Mascaro Construction Company

La Prima Espresso Co. 

Cohen & Grigsby

Joshua M. Bloom & Associate, P.C.

The Kiski School

Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz History Center

Tomayko Foundation

SunCap Property Group LLC

Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Casa Masaccio, Arezzo, Italy

 

Grant & Competitions

 

Nominated for Artist of the year 2018 – Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Nominated for Artist of the year 2012 – Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

2014 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Arts Exhibition Juror’s Award

2010 Will’s Gift Award from Kiski School

The Eben Demarest Grant – Beneficiary for the Year 2006

The West End Bridge Competition – Honorable Mention

Three Rivers Arts Festival 2006 – Honors award

 

Television, Film and Radio

 

IBM Commercial 2019

Art Work for Woodridge Productions, “Fire in the Hole”, 2009

Art Work for Kevin Smith Film 2008

“A Florentine Artist in Pittsburgh” Video documentary by Annie O’Neill, Post-Gazette.com December 2006 

KDKA Radio, Carol Lee Espy Show, 2006 

KDKA TV, Dave Crawley Special, 2006

KDKA TV Pittsburgh Today Live, 2006

Auction

2022 - Urban Garden Party, Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum

2019 - Toast to Life, Muscular Dystrophy Association

2017 - Anniversary Gala, Focus on Renewal

2015 - Art for Industry, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

2013 - 35th Anniversary Art Auction, Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum

2009 - The 21st Annual Art Auction to benefit Persad Center, (Carnegie Museum of Art)

2008 - Urban Garden Party, Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum

 

Lectures

2022 - Studio Visit The Andy Warhol Museum Portrait Society

2019 - Studio Visit The Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum

2016 - The Carnegie Museum Collectors’ Circle

2014 - Next Pittsburgh, Living the Artist Life, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh

2013 - Studio Visit, The Oakland Museum of California Art Guild

2012 - Artist Talk, Factory Direct: Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum

2011 - Artist on Art, Pittsburgh Biennial Gallery Talk, Carnegie Museum of Art

2010 - Artist Talk, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

2009 - Carnegie Museum of Art, Docents studio Visit

2008 - The Andy Warhol Museum’s Inner Circle Studio Visit

2008 - Artist Gallery Talk Series for the Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art

2008 - Visiting Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

2008 - Artist Talk, The Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum

2006 - Visiting Lecturer, The Lisly School, Wheeling, Wv

2000 - Visiting lecturer, Accademia di belle Arti di Palermo, Italy

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