Ruggero Vanni


A Mid Spring Night's Dream, A Mid Summer Night's Dream, A Mid Autumn Night's Dream, A Mid Winter Night's Dream

from The Four Seasons

Ruggero Vanni participated in The Four Seasons show in Spring/Summer 2017 at Village West.

Ruggero Vanni was born in Paris in 1958. He spent his formative years between Italy, France, and Greece. The artistic environment of his family and family's friends was crucial in his artistic development.

Vanni studied painting from 1973 to 1978 at the Istituto d'Arte in Rome, Italy, under the guidance of Italian artist Michelangelo Conte, with an emphasis on fresco and artwork conceived as a part of the architectural context.

The long summers spent in Greece doing free diving carry an impact throughout his work, where the three dimensional space is often perceived as being viewed from a suspended point of view.

In 1979 he moved to New York to study art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982. While at Cooper Union, the courses of Erwin Rubin, a former student of Josef Albers, were essential in defining Vanni's interest for colors as the founding elements of his work.

After finishing his studies, Vanni settled in New York City, where he has his studio. He also spends a period of the year working in Italy and Greece. His work has been exhibited in Italy and the United States and is included in public collections of museums and institutions.

Ruggero Vanni's work appears courtesy of Arco Gallery:


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