TRAINING IN PAINTING AND DRAWING
Sept. 2010-May 2013: Art Students League of New York, USA.
Courses: “Painting, Colour, Design and Composition” with Larry Poons (Sept. 2010 – February 2012); “Abstracting from the Image” with Frank O’Cain (Oct. 2010 – May 2012); “Painting and Colour Composition” with Kikuo Saito (March – May 2012); “Combined Media, Assemblage, Art in three Dimensions” with Bruce Dorfman (September 2012 – May 2013).
2007-09: IFAGE, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Dessin: académie et personages”, academic drawing and sketching.
2005: Private classes, Florence, Italy.
Classes in acrylic painting with Paulo Frosecchi, Florentine modernist painter.
2004-2005: LABORARTE, Florence, Italy.
Oil painting with LABORARTE painting collective.
2002-2004: Liceo Artistico Leon Battista Alberti, Florence, Italy.
Academic drawing of the human form.
1993-2000: European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Doctor of the European Institute in History and Civilization. PhD thesis (published), “Urban Planning, Protest and the Representation of Place: France and Great Britain, 1950-1980”. Included 1 year as ERASMUS visiting researcher at the Ecole des hautes études en science sociales, Paris, France.
1991-92: Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, UK.
MA with distinction, Urban History.
1985-89: University of Edinburgh, UK.
MA with honours, Geography. Included 1 year as visiting student at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
April 2011-present: member of the Art Students League of New York, USA.
April 2012-present: board member of SONYA (South of the Navy Yards Artists), Brooklyn, New York, USA.
April 2013–present: member of the New York Artists Circle, New York, USA.
January –December 2014: Visiting artist, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, USA;
February 2013: Jury’s “red dot” award (best in show), ASLNY Concours, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Art Students League of New York, New York, USA;
May 2012: The Henri Matisse Estate Merit Scholarship from the Art Students League of New York, New York, USA;
February 2012: Jury’s “red dot” award (best in show), ASLNY Concours, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Art Students League of New York, New York, USA.