Nicola Pucci

Nicola Pucci

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

About Nicola Pucci

Born in Palermo in 1966, Nicola Pucci boasts a masterly technique which has won the attention of important figures in the art world including America's Larry Gagosian and Carlo Bilotti, the late Florida-based international cosmetics buyer and art collector.

Pucci has exhibited in Italy, the USA, England and France and in 2008, he was invited to hold a solo exhibition at Rome's Carlo Bilotti Museum, becoming the first living Italian artist to be given a one-man show at this prestigious venue. He has subsequently held high-profile solo exhibitions at Spoleto's contemporary art museum Palazzo Collicola and the Palazzina Azzurra museum in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Pucci works largely from photographs, often combining elements from different sources within a single painting. While drawing upon various influences including Surrealism and the art of Francis Bacon, Pucci nonetheless stands apart from defined contemporary trends or movements.

His work is to be found in the permanent collection of the Carlo Bilotti Museum in Rome, the Sicily Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo MacS) in Catania and the Palazzina Azzurra in San Benedetto del Tronto; as well as the Fendi Collection, the Benetton Collection and the Gagosian collection.

Pucci is represented by Andipa Gallery in London, Kristin Gary Fine Art in New York and RvB Arts in Rome.

Education

Palermo Italy 28/05/66
Graduated Classic Diploma
Istituto Euporeo di Design (university)
Artistically self-taught

Events

Collections:
Anna Fendi collection
Larry Gagosian collection
Sicilian Bsnk Foundation
Museum of Contemporary Art - Carlo Bilotti - Rome
Museum Of Contemporary Art Sicily - Catania Italy
Museum Bice Piacentini - San Benedetto del Tronto (Ascoli Piceno) Italy
MAB Museum - Cosenza Italy


Exhibitions



Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020 Nicola Pucci 1999 - 2019 Villa Zito Sicily Fondazione, Palermo Italy curate by Paola Nicita

2018 Flux de peintures - Theodora Gallerie, Paris
France curated by Angela Ghezzi

2016
Verticoland - Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive - Spoleto Italy
curated by Gianluca Marziani

2014
Suspension – Andipa Gallery
London

2013
Vertigo – Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, curated by di Gianluca Marziani
Spoleto Italy

2013
Verifiche – Museo comunale Palazzina Azzurra,
curated by Giancarlo Bassotti
San Benedetto del
Tronto (Ascoli Piceno) Italy

2013
Full circle - MvB Arts Gallery
Rome

2012
Casual encounter - Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea,
curated by Jonathan Turner
Rome


2009
Portraits - Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea
Rome

2008
Circle time - Museo Carlo Bilotti - Aranciera di Villa Borghese,
curated by Giusi Diana
Rome


2007
Nicola Pucci - The Andipa Gallery
London

2005
Nicola Pucci - Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea,
curated by Jonathan Turner
Rome

2004
Pucci - Principi astratti di figurazione, Galleria Teknè
Potenza Italy

2002
Behaviors - Kristin Gary Fine Art Gallery
New York

2001
555 Gallery
London

2000
Marry-go-round - The Andipa Gallery
London

1998
Nicola Pucci - Museum of Contemporary Art -
Rep. di S. Marino

1997
Sguardo Recto-Verso, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa - Galleria Bianca,
curated by Joselita Ciaravino
Palermo Italy

1994
Nicola Pucci - Palazzo Comitini - Provincia Regionale
Palermo Italy

1993
Nicola Pucci - Galleria Passepartout
Palermo Italy



Selected Collective Exhibitions

2015
Expo Arte Milano . 200 Italian Masters, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi -
Milan Italy

2014
Selezionati Premio Terna – Palazzina Azzurra Museo d'arte Contemporanea, curated by Giancarlo Bassotti
San Benedetto del Tronto (Ascoli Piceno) Italy

2014
Artisti di Sicilia – Stabilimento Florio delle Tonare di Favignana, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Favignana (Isole Egadi) Italy

2013
Ad Immaginem Suam – Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sicilia, curated by Alberto Agazzani
Catania Italy

2013
Summer Show – Il ponte Contemporanea – curated by Giuliano Matricaldi
Rome

2011
1000+1000+1000 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, curated by Philippe Daverio
Bologna Italy



2010
Festival dei due Mondi Sezione Arte - Palazzo Pianciani, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Spoleto Italy

2009
Icona magnifica - Palazzo della Cultura, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Catania Italy


2007
Spazio Thetis - Arsenale Novissimo, curated by Elena Agudio
Venezia